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Old 05-12-2018, 19:20   #1
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Mail Service in Texas

Does anyone know of a mail service, like the St. Brendan's Isle in FL, in Texas? We are currently Texas residence but don't have any family here to maintain it unless we use a mail service.
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Old 05-12-2018, 21:47   #2
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Re: Mail Service in Texas

UPS stores generally have post boxes for mail service. They'll receive parcels and forward mail.
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Old 05-12-2018, 21:58   #3
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Re: Mail Service in Texas

SBI has specialized in providing services to cruisers, but any UPS Store like business can do the same. Ive used others in Texas & Florida for many years.
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Texas doesn’t allow for a PO Box as a legal residence. That’s what we’d need since we wouldn’t have a house in Texas and want to maintain our Texas residence.
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Re: Mail Service in Texas

Not just Texas. Some State & Fed agencies require a physical residential address for some things, but not many things.

However, Ive been using a PMB (private mail box) in Austin, Texas for almost 20 years now for almost everything.
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Not trying to pry, but why do you need residency in TX?
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Re: Mail Service in Texas

Shellback, I can strongly recommend Kay Wanamaker at ReMailplus@gmail.com (Tomball) She's great! And it's not expensive. I forget what I pay; maybe $125/year plus forwarding postage at cost. She's very personal. If it looks important she'll email me and open and scan it if I ask her. She has a PO Box but let's you use her home address (The Midlands) I'm on Texas voting rolls from that address. I used her for years, took a US break then moved back overseas and use her service now. We don't get much mail since most stuff is online now. But I needed an address to sign up for credit cards and banks need a physical address even if it's done online. Tell her you know me. Craig in Portugal
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Re: Mail Service in Texas

Yes, the need for a real residential, non-mail-forwarding address for "domicile" purposes has been increasing and will accelerate.

Not just for legal / gov purposes but many financial providers now blacklist maildrop addresses.

Best also if consistent across the board, domicile for "residential", letterbox for "mailing" address.
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Yes, the need for a real residential, non-mail-forwarding address for "domicile" purposes has been increasing and will accelerate.

Not just for legal / gov purposes but many financial providers now blacklist maildrop addresses.

Best also if consistent across the board, domicile for "residential", letterbox for "mailing" address.
The ultimate reason for a physical domicile is so authorities can lay their hands on you. I learned early on they dont like citizens not to have a permanent physical address.

However, you can establish "domicile" for tax purposes without having a physical personal address there.

I have needed a physical address for things like driver's liscense.

Have never had issues with financial instituitions, but Ive had the same accounts for decades.
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Re: Mail Service in Texas

Look at

https://scanmailboxes.com
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Re: Mail Service in Texas

Earth Class Mail has 5 locations in Texas. Buddy of mine has used them for years. I use them for a bit too.
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The ultimate reason for a physical domicile is so authorities can lay their hands on you. I learned early on they dont like citizens not to have a permanent physical address.

However, you can establish "domicile" for tax purposes without having a physical personal address there.

I have needed a physical address for things like driver's liscense.

Have never had issues with financial instituitions, but Ive had the same accounts for decades.
Not just DMV, nor just gov entities.

And anectodal past performance is no guarantee of future results.

As I said, this requirement is getting tightened up. Trying to use commercial letterbox address as your residential address with insurers, brokerages, banks will often get refused these days.

Mailing address no one cares.

I prefer to use a single domicile address for all such purposes for consistency, since cross-correlating public/private databases is now so common. I used to say only use a trusted friend/family S&B home for that, and IMO that's still first choice.

But if/when we see local / state authorities are willing to explicitly accommodate the needs of nomad citizens by providing sanctioned alternatives, I think it is in our interest to see if they can be made more widespread.

My thread here is best to continue this de-rail, sorry
Establishing Residency via St. Brendan's Isle, Escapees etc
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wow brain fart sorry
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Does anyone know of a mail service, like the St. Brendan's Isle in FL, in Texas? We are currently Texas residence but don't have any family here to maintain it unless we use a mail service.
We use Texas Home Base in Wichita Falls Texas. We have a address and they scan and forward mail
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