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Change of Address

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I am in the process of moving but I will be staying at a family members house until I head to school in the spring.  I know regulations state you must notify the FAA of any address change. The only issue I'm struggling with is if this applies to living with family. I've been living with my mom but we have been staying at my grandmother's house.  Do I need to still inform the FAA of the change or keep it the same until the move has been made official?

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  1. LTCTerry on Aug 08, 2013

    I kept the same address with the FAA even though I spent two years in Germany with the Army. My permanent address did not change, just my mailing address for two years of temporary duty.

    Is your permanent address changing? You have to notify the FAA within 30 days if you make a permanent change. Are you keeping your mom’s address for voting, driver’s license, etc? If so, I think it’s safe to say that your college address is just a temporary one.

    In my case, i was quite safe; I only flew on my FAA certificate whenever I was home on leave.


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  2. Lionel Wilkinson on Aug 08, 2013

    My grandmother’s house is just temporary until I go to school. My mom is in the process of selling hers and moving to Chicago but I will be staying at my grandmothers until I head to school

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  3. Mark Kolber on Aug 09, 2013

    In your situation, I wouldn’t struggle with the technicalities of the regulation. Your “permanent address” is pretty much whatever you say it is. With multiple addresses, I’d be far more concerned with my address for voting purposes than the FAA.


    For the FAA the important consideration is this: if the FAA wants to get a hold of you, say for some alleged violation or some problem with your records, the address you provide is the one to which all notices are sent. Whether you really get it or not, the notice is effective if sent to your address of record.

    So if in your situation, the most important thing is to know that if some notice is sent to your mom, or your grandmother, or some other address, you will in fact get it.

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  4. Lionel Wilkinson on Aug 09, 2013

    Thanks Mark that helped clear it up a lot for me. I had to make sure that I didn’t break any rules when it came to letting them know. Thanks again

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