U.S. citizens who spend more than six months every year in the state of Florida may apply for residency on family or employment grounds, says Varnum Attorneys. To do so, applicants need to file a File a Declaration of Domicile that is available at local county clerk offices.
There are several steps people can use to prove they are resident in Florida for most of the year, says Fergeson Skipper Attorneys. These include registering to vote in the new constituency, filing tax returns using the new Florida address, and modifying the address details on official documents such as passport, vehicle registration, driving licence and insurance policies. Transferring any out-of-state accounts to a bank in Florida is another important step to show the change of residency is complete.