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Old 04-03-2013, 09:00 PM   #1
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i have wondered about this for some time , especially if a person moves to another state , how does a person have an address to put down to change drivers license over ?
I do know a few people in another state i may move to in the future , but what if i can't use their addresses by the time i get out their in ca,?

I am hoping someone can answer this question for me !

What i want to do is use a physical address but have a post office box for my mail to go to .
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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PO box is simplest if you don't travel a lot. My older bro who traveled full time with his wife until he passed away, was a member of Escapees. That organization has mail forwarding and other services for travelers. Ceaprvliving.com is a good website to check out also.
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Old 04-06-2013, 12:25 AM   #3
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yes a post office box is what i will use for my mail , but am i mistaken about having to have a physical address to get a drivers license changed to another state (like california?) This is what i am asking about is how do people get around having a physical address if they don't have a place and are living in a van . Maybe marcopolo can answer this ????
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Sorry, can't help much. I think you are right about needing a physical address for some things though.
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My bro became a citizen of Texas. Went there for a couple of weeks and never went back. Escapees membership seemed to hold the key.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:39 AM   #6
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Check out MyRVmail.com. They are recommended by Passport America. I haven't tried them but this is from their website:

Virtual Mailbox Online

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Get a detailed description of individual items with senders name or address.
Lowest prices with more personal & professional care (mail forwarding as low as $9.00/month)
Request a scan for that urgent letter. (note: add'l $2.50 per scan letter up to 10 pages)
Physical street address in Florida to receive packages and Florida state benefits.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:17 PM   #7
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thanks , i am a little confused about this part from their web site .

High Quality Scans Ė With all scans performed at 200+ DPI and in color, your documents will look great on both screen and paper. And seriously, who still scans in black & white in this day and age?
do they open and scan all your mail so it is virtual to you to access?
if so what happens to the original mail after its scanned by them , shredded or put into garbage bins and what about personal information such as bank numbers and social security numbers ( think identity theft) .
it may not be this way , i just don't understand it though .
unless someone else does .
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i did find this on it .
http://www.virtualpostmail.com/tour/data-security

i am wondering though what a person would do about social security , i am on it because of post tramatic stress syndrom and if i lived in ca. but had a virtual box in florida for an address , what would a person do about health care? in ca. i could sign up on social security , (get mine transferred ) . at least their i could be in better weather .
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By using a virtual mailbox I travel a lot and my postal mail was a huge problem for me. I used to ask everyone i know to check it when iím gone but then i heard about postscan mail. itís a great service. They receive your mail and scan it so you can easily view it and manage it online. In your case, you will be happy to know that they also offer free storage. You can forward your mail later to any address you pick.
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Personally, no way would I let anyone open my mail. I would rather use a mail forwarding service.

Some of the mail boxes you can rent have a physical address. Such as

Mr Smith
box 1234
9876 Main St

The motor vehicles branch here doesn't care (or know) that it's a rented mailbox.
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