How Do You Become a Resident of Another State?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 27, 2020 6:32:05 PM ET

Being considered a resident of another state depends on the reason for establishing residency, such as for voting, tax or tuition purposes, and the laws of the particular state. For tax purposes, a person is generally considered a resident of a state if his main home is in the state for an entire year, but the department of revenue for each state determines residency requirements, according to TurboTax.