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Old 08-22-2009, 07:39 AM
 
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The OP (SlowWalk) is from two years ago (10 Aug 2007). Is SlowWalk still around??
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Old 02-05-2019, 07:54 AM
 
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Americans must have a home address in the US. Does anyone here live abroad?
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:15 AM
 
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Americans must have a home address in the US. Does anyone here live abroad?
This American doesn't and I have lived abroad for twenty years. What made you think that?
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Loudon, TN
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While in Belize years back, we spoke to the locals about the ex-pats in the region. Ocean front homes nearby were selling for what a typical suburban home in the U.S. sold for at the time, so we were intrigued. The locals told us most of the ex-pats come down, build a home on the beach, live like they are rich for a year or two, and then get bored and return to the U.S., only to sell the large homes to another ex-pat and the cycle starts over. They said most retirees don't stay more than 2 years whether due to boredom, missing their families, or just culture shock.
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Old 02-06-2019, 06:28 AM
 
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I don't have a address in the U.S. but I do use my brothers address in PA for the IRS with tax docs. Also, if I visit family in the U.S. I like to drive a rental, and you need an address to maintain a drivers license, at which I use my brothers in PA.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:03 AM
 
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I don't have a address in the U.S. but I do use my brothers address in PA for the IRS with tax docs. Also, if I visit family in the U.S. I like to drive a rental, and you need an address to maintain a drivers license, at which I use my brothers in PA.
The only thing I can think of for which I would have needed a fake U.S. address would have been a driving license. As it was it was I just let it run out.

The idea of using a fake U.S. address for anything struck me as too complicated and ultimately unnecessary in any case.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:04 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Couldn't one just get an International Drivers License?
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Americans must have a home address in the US. Does anyone here live abroad?
Lived abroad for 15 years now and no US address. SS knows where to find me and sends my check monthly along with a check each for my two little guys. Gotta love the USA!
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Couldn't one just get an International Drivers License?
I rent cars in the USA all the time with a Peruvian drivers license. No problem!
A international drivers license is only good outside the USA if you have a US drivers license as well.
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Old 02-06-2019, 08:27 PM
 
Location: On the road
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The only thing I can think of for which I would have needed a fake U.S. address would have been a driving license. As it was it was I just let it run out.

The idea of using a fake U.S. address for anything struck me as too complicated and ultimately unnecessary in any case.
US banks and investment companies require a US address. Driver's license for visits to USA. Insurance based in USA, IRS stuff, professional correspondence, etc. lots of reasons.

It's not complicated at all.
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