How To Change Your International USPS Address

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International USPS Address Changes Made Easy

Moving is exciting but often stressful. often involve extra complications. People expatriating to a new country have to worry about visa requirements, language barriers, and assimilation. Plus, what about the mail?

US residents can alert the United States Postal Service to a future address change, and direct their mail to the new address. It is possible to do the same for international moves as well. Just because it is possible doesn't mean it's always easy. Instead of being one more stressful item on the moving to-do list, DoNotPay can take address changes off your plate.

How to Time an International USPS Address Change

International USPS address changes do not work the same way as domestic address changes. According to USPS, international address change forms cannot be filled out through the USPS online system. need to be timed accordingly. Remember the following:

  • Mail will begin to arrive at your new address within 7 to 10 days of the specified change of address date
  • The USPS will STOP all mail to your old address on your change of address date
  • Most mail will be forwarded for 12 months. You need to make sure all your important correspondents have your new address by then
  • Periodicals will only be forwarded for 60 days

In person, changes of address have no cost for domestic moves. The USPS website does not mention a cost for an international change of address, but there may be a fee for forwarding mail. After all, the USPS will take on additional costs of getting your mail to you abroad. It makes sense they would pass those costs on to the consumer.

How to Make an International USPS Address Change Yourself

The USPS doesn't offer international changes of address online. For domestic changes of address, the online form costs around $1. For international changes of address, movers have to fill out the same forms as are available online.

Specifically, international movers have to notify the post office of a change in address with PS form 3575. There are two ways to get the necessary information to the USPS.

Go to the Post Office In PersonGo to the post office. Bring your identification and information on your new international address. You can expect to fill out the PS 3575 form while you are there.
Contact Your Local Post Office By MailUSPS only accepts international address changes in person. However, there are exceptions. If you have already moved and forgot to file the forms, USPS will accept your application by mail.
  1. Write a letter to your local post office explaining that you have moved abroad and forgot to file the necessary change of address forms
  2. Enclose the change of address form, PS form 3575, if possible. If not, include as many details from the form as you can
  3. Tell the post office where you want your mail forwarded
  4. Include your current contact information so that the Post Office can follow up with any questions

It may be worth a call to your local post office before crafting your letter, to make sure you include everything they need.

The USPS does not have an online form for international moves, but DoNotPay may be able to help.

International USPS Address Changes with DoNotPay

If you want to file a change of address but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 5 easy steps:

1. Tell us the new address and when you want to start forwarding your mail

2. Tell us who is moving (is it just you, your family, or your business)

3. Select whether it's a temporary move or permanent

4. 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)

5. 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.

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