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The act of establishing or maintaining a residence in a given place. Questions tagged here are about residency as an official word and its status while traveling.

Residency can have several meanings,

  • In law, domicile is the status or attribution of being a permanent resident in a particular jurisdiction.

  • An expatriate (sometimes shortened to expat) is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country other than that of the person's upbringing.

  • Citizenship

Residency is a concept that heavily affects the legal rights and responsibilities available to or required from a person.

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