When you repatriate from one country to another, leave one company and join another, move to a new residence, and start the process to take out a loan for a new house, you have to fill out lots of forms. All of them ask for your address. This is a problem.
My last physical address is in Addis, so I use that for history. The address on my driver's license says North Carolina, because that's the last place I lived in the US. I'm currently residing at a friend's house, so really that's my physical address at this moment. My past employer's address is my address of record and where my mail was going, hence the address for my credit cards, magazine subscriptions, etc.
I'm going from NC to MD, in a suites-type hotel supplied by my new employer for two weeks. Then to a sublet apartment for six weeks. Then hopefully to my own home in MD. So where should they send mail?
Until I have a new home, my address of record will stay my old employer. My Netflix subscription will change to the Suites hotel for a couple of weeks. My mail will go to the sublet address, and will be collected for me by the current residents until they leave. My "permanent address" used for loan applications etc is my new employer's address.
Because I'm driving up to MD today, I guess the only entirely-accurate address is the license plate number of my rental car.