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Re: Live aboard legal address
Melissa, "General Delivery" *is* a postal address. It refers to a specific post office location, and once upon a time, that's how all mail was "delivered". To a post office, not to a residence or cluster of boxes.
Not all post offices are "post offices" some are "stations" or have other status. A "Main Post Office" always offers general delivery holding, but apparently the lesser facilities have some options as to whether they will or won't offer it.
In Europe the same concept exists, you have mail sent to "Poste Restante" meaning more or less "resting mail" at a postal facility. For US travelers overseas for many years, that and American Express offices were the two ways to get your mail and parcels.
Dave, no state can require you to be a resident of that state and I'm pretty sure the Republic couldn't require you to reside in any state either. US citizens normally have dual citizenship, one in a state and one in the Federal Republic. They are conferred differently and put different requirements on you. But really, Comrade, back when it was being KGB you would have been better informed about these things before being given a "US" identity. (VBG)
Matter of fact, a US citizen might be a resident of one of 50 states, 11 insular possessions, OR the District of Columbia. So there are at least 12 "I'm not a resident of any State" types of US citizens, even among the citizens who live in or on US soils.
Last edited by hellosailor; 10-20-2013 at 06:55 PM.