How to Change my Mailing Address with Verizon?

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How to Change Your Verizon Mailing Address Hassle-Free

Verizon is one of the largest technology and communications service providers in the U.S. Founded on 4 April 2000 in New York, the United States, the company now has over 2,330 retail stores where you can purchase TVs, wireless services, and other communication services.

Verizon uses your mailing or service address to calculate your taxes and surcharges. To have your taxes and surcharges calculated correctly, you need to update your mailing address every time you relocate.

Although Verizon has a platform dedicated to helping you change your mailing address, the changes might take longer than expected. DoNotPay helps you overcome the hurdles and in an instant.

How Do I Change My Verizon Mailing Address?

Verizon allows account users and managers to change the mailing address through the website or mobile app. To change your mailing address, launch the My Verizon app or log in to My Verizon account through the Verizon website, go to 'update billing address' and follow the steps.

Your address changes are recorded instantly and will be updated successfully within 24 hours of application. However, you might get an error message while you update your address. The error occurs because Verizon has to scan your address against the USPS address database before updating it.

If you encounter an error message as you update your mailing address, try the following tips for a smoother process:

  1. Abbreviate directions using the standard abbreviations; N, S, E, W, NE, NW, SE, SW
  2. Include your complete street address, including drive, avenue, etc.
  3. Write the direction prefix before the street name
  4. Do not use punctuations such as commas and periods in your address
  5. Use numeric and word inversions for numeric street
  6. Use the community name instead of the city name in instances where the community name is unique

Sometimes, you might receive a message from Verizon informing you of updates in your mailing address even before you initiate the process. Verizon looks into and updates the mailing addresses of its consumers, relying on a monthly file received from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for reference.

When you apply for a change in mailing address with USPS, you authorize the company to forward your mail to your new address. Verizon therefore must comply with the USPS service policy and update your mailing address.

How Do I Change My Mailing Address With USPS?

USPS allows all its customers who are relocating or changing their residence temporarily to change their mailing address. If you are changing residence permanently, a new address will be registered under your name, or for temporary movement, you will rent a mail holding box or a forwarding address.

You can either change your mailing address in person or online as follows:

Apply to Change Your Mailing Address In Person

To change your mailing address in person, all you need to do is walk into any USPS office near you and request a Mover's Guide packet. The packet contains a PS Form 3575 which you fill out and submit back or drop in the letter mail slot inside the post office.

Your application will be processed, and you will receive a confirmatory message through email or physical mail at your new address in five business days.

Send Your Change of Mailing Address Application Online

To apply for a change in mailing address online:

USPS does not charge you for changing your address, but you will need to provide an active email address and deposit $1.10 through a credit or debit card to prove your identity and prevent fraud.

How to Get a Temporary Mailing Address

If you are moving temporarily, you can apply for a temporary mailing address or rent a holding box at your local post office. To get a temporary mailing address, follow the same steps as if relocating, but remember to check on 'Temporary Move' as you fill out the change of address form.

After getting a temporary mailing address, USPS will forward all your mail as it arrives piece by piece. The temporary address may be active for up to one year. Thereafter, you'll need to reapply or change it into a permanent address.

Your local post office may offer you a rental mailbox if you are traveling for a short time. The mailbox will be secured by USPS and receive all your mail on your behalf until you are back home. However, not all post offices offer holding boxes.

If you have further questions with USPS, you can reach them through:

USPS Website
Phone Number1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777)
Support EmailEmail Form
Online FormUSPS Complaints Forum

How to Change Your Mailing Address With DoNotPay

Do you need to change your mailing address urgently? Is your change of mailing address not working? DoNotPay has a fantastic tool that helps you sort all your making address issues within minutes.

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.

It only takes minutes to change your mailing address with DoNotPay. You can now change your social security, informed USPS delivery, and DMV mailing addresses, all in the same place.

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