USPS Hold Mail Then Change Address? Here's What to Do!

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Need USPS to Hold Your Mail While You Change Your Address? DoNotPay Can Help!

One of the most important things to do when you move to a new house is to officially change your address with USPS. Filing an address change ensures that you don't miss any important information and also keeps your voter registration up to date as well.

When you are moving to a new address, you may be concerned that your mail will get lost in between addresses. USPS makes it possible to put a Mail Hold on your mail while you are in the process of moving. This DoNotPay guide will walk you through how to submit a , plus we will offer an alternative to trying to do it all on your own.

How Long Will USPS Hold My Mail While I Move?

USPS Hold Mail is a service that allows you to have your mail held safely at your local post office while you are in between residences and before you officially change your mailing address. If you are moving to a new city or state, you can also have the USPS forward your mail to the post office in your new town, where it will be held until you are ready to pick it up. A few things to know about USPS Hold Mail:

  • Mail will be held for up to 30 days
  • You can request mail to be held for longer or be rerouted to a new destination
  • Mail hold requests can be made up to 30 days in advance and as early as the next scheduled mail delivery day

Once you have requested a mail hold, you will want to update your new address with USPS as soon as you know it so that your mail can be released to your new home. This is especially important if you receive paper bills or other time-sensitive pieces of mail.

How Do I Request a Mail Hold and Change My Address With USPS?

When you are getting ready to move, you can submit a mail hold right away. can be done simultaneously or in succession, and can be done at the same destinations. You can make these changes through the following:

OnlineSign into or create a new USPS account to make changes to your address by following a few steps and confirming your identity.
By phoneYou can call USPS at 1-800-275-8777 and request a mail hold or change your address with a USPS customer service agent.
In personYou can visit your local post office and make these changes by completing forms which they can provide you with.

Waiting on hold for an agent or taking the time out of your day to visit a post office can be very time-consuming. Also, making changes online, filling up a Change of Address form, and being required to take so many steps to confirm your identity may even make you feel uncomfortable and insecure. You may also experience issues changing your address when you are doing it electronically.

Leave it to DoNotPay to submit these requests on your behalf and save you the hassle! With our Change Mailing Address product, you can safely and successfully request a mail hold and change your mailing address without having to take any unnecessary steps. Just follow the steps below to get started.

DoNotPay Can Make Things Easier

If you need help changing your mailing address with USPS but you don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in just five simple 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.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

When you move, you must keep your information up to date. However, we know that it can be incredibly frustrating or time-consuming to change your address everywhere. DoNotPay can be your one-stop shop for addressing changes with many companies and government departments, including:

  1. Social Security
  2. Department of Motor Vehicles
  3. USPS Informed Delivery service

In addition to helping you change your address with USPS when you move, DoNotPay has dozens of products designed to help make your life a little easier. You can rely on DoNotPay to help you with everyday tasks, from paying parking tickets to filing complaints against a company. We can also help you:

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