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post #5 of Old 02-20-2010
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Having worked in remote areas and lived in work camps that are not considered residency I know how much a problem this can be.

You likely need a street address to claim residency somewhere.

Residency can be a big deal. Maybe not so much in the States but in Canada you will find multiple jurisdictions wanting to claim you for taxes, no jurisdictions wanting to accept you if you have medical problems, and all jurisdictions wanting you for census. Having been there, I’ve been very careful to always have an address.

Then there are insurance issues, work issues, hiring, licensing, and so on.

I would suggest that even if you have to rent off a relative get a street address and try not to change it. That way when someone boards your boat and demands papers, and they will, you are seen as a person from somewhere.

Last edited by Architeuthis; 02-20-2010 at 03:36 PM.
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