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Old 01-07-2018, 16:09   #16
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Re: Mail forwarding services and registering our boat

The legal details are of no practical use when faced with a call center rep.

Just get yourself a S&B address, it is not difficult if you plan ahead for when you're there anyway.

Otherwise it will catch you unawares at the most inopportune time.
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Old 01-07-2018, 16:21   #17
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Re: Mail forwarding services and registering our boat

Mail forwarding services are not acceptable as the physical address of the owner of a US Coast Guard documented vessel. Read Block G of CG Form 1258. It may be fine for state registration. Physical address means the place where the owner physically lives. Aboard a boat somewhere is also not a physical address where legal process can be served. Using such a mail forwarding address as a physical address may also invalidate your insurance coverage for the same reason if the insurance company has not specifically agreed.
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Old 01-07-2018, 16:33   #18
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Re: Mail forwarding services and registering our boat

Most financial services now, not just insurance.

Same with DLs, federal deadline coming soon.

Some fulltiming RVers have used homeless services agencies, or campgrounds with a one-month receipt, there are even supercheap land-owning arrangements, but

somehow I expect most here can find actual S&B dwellers willing to help out.
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Old 01-07-2018, 17:25   #19
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Re: Mail forwarding services and registering our boat

I use St. Brendens Isle. I also completed a "Declaration of Domicile" through the Circuit Court of Clay County(SBI's location) It required Id's and a Notary This is my only address and the one that I have been using for a few years as I am not in the U.S. My boat is USCG documented and have not had any problems.
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Old 01-07-2018, 17:38   #20
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Interesting. Did you need to declare your overseas country of residence?
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Interesting. Did you need to declare your overseas country of residence?
No, my only address is Sbi....I have no other residence or address.
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Old 01-07-2018, 17:57   #22
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No I mean the fact you don't reside in the US but overseas.

Was that a factor in this court procedure?
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No I mean the fact you don't reside in the US but overseas.

Was that a factor in this court procedure?
When I set it up, I did reside in U.S. The whole procedure was done by mail.
I then transferred all my billing address's etc to there. I do not reside in any other country, I just cruise around on my boat
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Re: Mail forwarding services and registering our boat

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I use St. Brendens Isle. I also completed a "Declaration of Domicile" through the Circuit Court of Clay County(SBI's location) It required Id's and a Notary This is my only address and the one that I have been using for a few years as I am not in the U.S. My boat is USCG documented and have not had any problems.


We did the same, however USAA wouldnít take the declaration of domicile.
What is to me strange is I have been a USAA member for more than 30 years, so ya think they know me? Well my wife, is my wife?
Anyway they threw up the offer for the relative, but I didnít want to do that unless absolutely necessary.
They took the voters registration card. If we had saved other official envelopes like the Boat CG registration that had been sent to us and a couple of more, that would have worked too, but I donít keep old envelopes.
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Re: Mail forwarding services and registering our boat

My boat is documented via my mailbox in Vegas and no issue getting liability insurance either.

I just got a FL ID in May. Showed them my passport and a W2 which is to a local address (UPS store), no issues.

Opening an investment account last month they required a "residence" address. I explained the living on a boar thing and gave them the marina address but its not on the account mailing address. It checked their box (never confirmed the address) and the account was opened.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:22   #26
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Yes I imagine a cooperative marina could work as well as a campground.

But personally, if I were applying for credit or other valuable service that may run an AI over my digital profile across multiple database-consolidation services,

I'd rather it came back looking as much as possible like an ordinary / prosperous S&B income earner. I happen to have plenty of friends that are willing to "host" me in that way, or if I were to move domicile for a specific financial reason, would go to the trouble of acquiring a real, single-family residential address there, rather than relying on one provided by a commercial service.
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I never used their boat/state registration services but know of others who did and they seemed happy with the Florida domicile benefits.
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Except for the initial registration (they have to see/photograph you after all), all Florida renewals are handled online. Their licenses/certificates will be sent to your Home (SBI) address. An it will be handled by SBI just like any other of your mail after that.
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