How to File a USPS Change of Address With Your Middle Name

Change Mailing Address How to File a USPS Change of Address With Your Middle Name

File a USPS Change of Address with Your Middle Name

If you are moving across the country — or just to the other side of your current city — you have a lot on your plate. Moving is time-consuming and stressful, and although it is exciting to get settled in a new place, there are a lot of chores that have to be accomplished first. One of these is making sure that your mail gets rerouted from your old address to the new one, so you don't miss out on any important bills or packages.

The best way to file a USPS change of address with your middle name is through DoNotPay. Our system can file a change of address on your behalf, saving you time and minimizing the chances that any of your valuable paperwork gets lost in the mail. Read on to learn all about how DoNotPay can help with your USPS change of address.

How Much Time Do You Have to File a Change of Address With USPS?

While you might be on a major time crunch in preparation for your move, there isn't a set period that is given by the United States Postal Service to get your change of address filed. You want to allow plenty of time to get the change of address filed, so make sure to do it well in advance of your move. If you recently purchased a new home, a good time to file a change of address is after you have closed, and the previous owners have moved out.

How Much Does It Cost to File a USPS Change of Address?

How much it costs to file a USPS change of address depends on how to choose to file. If you opt for the online mail forwarding setup, you will be charged a $1.10 fee, while it is free to submit a mail forwarding form at your local post office. You can use a credit or debit card to pay the fee online.

Why Add or Delete Your Middle Name from Your Mailing Address?

There are various reasons one may wish to add or delete their middle name from their mailing address with USPS. For example:

  • Some people use their middle name as a regular alias.
  • If you have a common last name (like Smith) adding a middle name may help you get the right mail, and avoid the wrong mail.
  • Some people prefer only to use their initials on incoming mail, for identity security.

How to File a USPS Change of Address with Your Middle Name on Your Own

There are two ways to file a USPS change of address on your own:

1. File onlineThe most popular option for changing your address is to file online, on the official USPS website. Here's how to change your address online:

  • Fill out your contact information, including your first name, your middle name, and your last name, along with your email address and phone number.
  • Then, note whether your move is residential or business-related, and select a date when you want the post office to start forwarding mail to your new address.
  • Finally, list both your old address and your new address.
  • Submit the form online, and pay the $1.10 fee with your debit or credit card.
2. Change your address at your local post officeIf you want to change your address in person, visit your local post office during the hours that it is open. Ask the clerk at the front desk for a change of address form. At that point, you can either fill out the form while you are at the post office or take the form home to fill out and return at a later date. If you do take the form home, don't forget about eventually returning it to the post office.

Use DoNotPay to Handle Your USPS Change of Address

Do you want to save some time while you prepare for your move? Let DoNotPay handle the change of address process for you. If you want to file a change of address but don't know where to start, follow these 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.


Save yourself time and the frustration of lost mail by letting DoNotPay handle this tiresome administrative task for you.

How Else Can DoNotPay Help You

DoNotPay is your one-stop solution for any change of address concerns or questions that you have. Here are some ways DoNotPay can help you.

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