How to Change Your USPS Informed Delivery Address Fast
The relocation process is both thrilling and exhausting, from packing your stuff, donating or selling goods that you won't be able to take with you, scheduling transportation, and notifying friends and relatives. When all these things happen at once, it's easy to overlook one critical aspect: changing your mailing address.
Failure to change your mailing address is one of the most aggravating errors you cannot afford to make. You may miss several months' worth of letters, documents, or parcels addressed to your previous address. However, with DoNotPay, you can focus on moving while we update USPS of the
How to Notify USPS of a Change of Address
There are two ways to notify USPS that you are relocating and wish to change your mailing address.
- Make an online address change.
This is the simplest and quickest method to change your mailing address. You will receive an email confirmation almost immediately through the online address change. Additionally, you will be required to provide a valid email address and a credit or debit card. A $1.10 fee is also charged on your card for identity verification.
You cannot use prepaid cards or gift cards. The eligible debit or credit cards to use are:
- American Express
If you don’t want to pay the fee, you can also download the Change of Address form online, have it printed and fill it out then submit it to your local post office.
- Get a mover's guide packet from the local post office.
The packet includes PS Form 3575, which once you complete, hand it to a postal employee at the counter. Alternatively, you can place it in the post office's letter mailbox.
Your confirmation letter should arrive at your new address within five business days. USPS ceases mail delivery to your previous address and starts sending mail to your new location in 7-10 days from the COA's start date.
If the confirmation does not arrive promptly, you can contact USPS through the following
|Phone Number||1-800-275-8777 (1-800-ASK-USPS)|
|Support Email||Email Form|
|Online Form||Complaints Section|
How Much Time Do You Have to File a Change of Address With the US Postal Service?
The time at which you must notify USPS of a change of address is influenced by whether the relocation is permanent or temporary.
Temporary Change of Address
USPS can forward mail for 15 days to six months/185 days. Suppose you intend to stay at the temporary address for longer and intend to continue delivering mail, in that case, you must formally extend the mail forwarding duration for up to 12 months by submitting a second change-of-address order.
This second change of address commences on the first day of the second six-month term. You have until the 364th day to select an expiration date for your mail forwarding application.
Permanent Change of Address
For a permanent change of address, the mail class defines how long it will take for mail addressed to your previous address to be forwarded to your new address.
What Happens if You Don't File a Change of Address
If you relocate without submitting a change of address request, your mail carrier will collect all your mails and leave a note directing you to the nearest post office. The Post Office will retain any mail that has not been dispatched for up to ten days. Most mails are returned to the sender, and those that cannot be sent back are thrown away.
The process can be time-consuming and tedious, but failing to register a change of address might result in the loss or missing of critical information. Fortunately, DoNotPay is here to save the day.
Why Should You Use DoNotPay to File for a Change of Address?
DoNotPay will notify USPS of your address change for your on your behalf via our new service, so you won't have to bother about the paperwork. With our service, you can begin getting your mail to your new address in as little as seven days.
This way, you will avoid the inconvenience of going to the post office and waiting in line for an unnecessarily long time.
If you're unsure where to begin when it comes to changing your address with USPS, DoNotPay has you covered in five simple steps:
- Tell us the new address and when you want to start forwarding your mail.
- Tell us who is moving (is it just you, your family, or your business).
- Select whether it's a temporary move or permanent.
- Add the option to extend your mail forwarding period beyond 12 months (you can get your mail delivered from your old address for up to 2.5 years)
- And that's it! DoNotPay will take care of the rest on your behalf. You should receive a confirmation email from USPS after your request is completed.
DoNotPay is well-versed in this field. You can also use DoNotPay to learn:
- What to do when USPS address change is not working
- How to update social security with change of address
- How to change DMV mailing address
Save yourself from not receiving your mails on time or not receiving them at all after relocating. to us today.