To let the post office know you are going to change your address and want your mail forwarded to your new location, you have two options: Go to USPS.com/move to change your address online. This is the fastest and easiest way, and you immediately get an email confirming the change.
How do I know if the Post Office change my address?
Call 1-800-ASK-USPS and ask to be transferred to the post office in the city where you previously lived if you have not begun to receive your forwarded mail. Talk to the postmaster or clerk in that office to check the status of your address change.
Does the US Postal Service Charge for change of address?
To request an address change, customers can mail or submit in person, at no charge, a Change of Address order at any Post Office. Customers can also submit a Change of Address request on the official website of the Postal Service at www.usps.com.
Will all mail be redirected with an address change?
The USPS will forward your First-Class Mail® for free through a standard change-of-address form. If you fill out the form online, youll be charged a one-time fee of $1.05 for identification purposes. The USPS also offers premium forwarding so that you can receive all of your mail at your new address.
How long does it take for change of address to start?
Once your Change of Address Form has been submitted, it typically takes the postal service about 7-10 postal business days to process your USPS mail forwarding request. If you want to begin receiving your mail on move-in day, be sure to submit your request at least 7-10 days in advance.
How long will the post office forward mail to new address?
If your move is temporary, the USPS can forward your mail from your old address to a new one for 15 days to one year. To get started, fill out an official USPS change of address form.