Ypsilanti, MI asked in Immigration Law and Tax Law for Michigan

Q: What is my legal address between moving?

I'm planning to move across country coast to coast, and plan to drive. It's going to be a few days of driving. Assuming I:

Move between 05-09/August

Started a lease on an apartment in new location, 01/August

Ended my lease in old location, end of August

For documentation purposes (tax residences, legal address, USCIS - I'm a green card holder and required to report change of address to USCIS), what is the exact dates between when I changed my address from old to new, if as it is the move is not from one day to the next, but will presumably take several days?

Thank you

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1 Lawyer Answer
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: You should consult an immigration lawyer for specifics on any nuances you may be subject to - particularly whether you need to declare a new location before moving. But generally, residency is prospective and intentional, determined by the place you intend to reside going forward. You have a lease, and presumably will be forwarding your mail, etc., to your new location with the intent of becoming a resident of that state.

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