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Standard Forward 邮件
& Change of Address

Moving or Relocating

If you're moving, submit a permanent change of address request so your 美国邮政总局® mail is properly rerouted to your new address.

If you're 只有 relocating for 15 days up to 1 year (like going to school or staying 与 family or friends), submit a temporary change of address request.


提前计划. Although mail forwarding may begin 与in 3 business days of your submitted request, it's best to 所有ow up to 2 weeks. 邮件 will be forwarded to your new address as it comes, piece by piece.

What 邮件 Is Forwarded

  • 一流的 mail and periodicals (newsletters and magazines) are forwarded for free.
  • 优先邮件 Express®、优先邮件®, and 美国邮政总局 Ground Advantage® items are forwarded for free.
  • 媒体邮件® items are forwarded, but you must pay the cost for shipping from your local Post Office location to your new address.
  • 美国邮政总局 Marketing 邮件® 没有转发.

Your change of address order 只有 changes your mailing address 与 the Post Office. You must still update government agencies (like for your benefits, 驾照, and voter registration) and companies (like banks, 保险, 在线商店, 等.).

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Where to Go to Change Your Address

Choose to change your address in a few simple steps online or visit your local Post Office location.

You must submit your change of address request in person at a Post Office location if:

How to Change Your Address Online

  1. Official 美国邮政总局 Change of Address® 网站.
  2. Choose an option for either an "Individual," "Family" (where everyone has the same last name), or "业务" move, and complete the form.
  3. Verify your identity: Opt in online to receive a verification code or link on your mobile phone.
  4. 支付1美元.10 identity verification fee. The billing address on your credit card must match either your old or new address.
  5. If your online identity verification succeeds: 美国邮政总局 will email you a confirmation code. Use this code if you need to modify or cancel your request.
    1. You'll get a Move Validation letter to the address you’re moving from (your "old" address)
    2. About 5 business days before your change of address start date, you'll get a Customer Notification Letter (与 your confirmation code) to your "new" address. You'll also get a welcome kit 与 coupons from 美国邮政总局 partners.
    3. 邮件 will be rerouted to your new address piece by piece.
  6. If you can’t verify your identity online: 美国邮政总局 will send you an email 与 instructions and a barcode. Bring the email along 与 acceptable photo ID to a local Post Office location.

Change Your Address

How to Change Your Address at the Post Office

  1. 访问你 local Post Office locationacceptable photo ID and any other required documents.
  2. Request a free Mover's Guide packet.
  3. Fill out the PS Form 3575 found inside the packet, and give it to the retail associate. They will use your photo ID to verify your identity, then process your change of address request.

Visit Change of Address 常见问题

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If 你 Unable to Verify Your Identity

  • To submit a change of address, you must verify your identity.
  • If you can't verify your identity online, go to a Post Office location 与 acceptable ID.
  • If you can't verify your identity at a Post Office location, you will not be able to complete a change of address 与 美国邮政总局.
  • If you can't submit a change of address 与 美国邮政总局, your 只有 option is to directly contact everyone who might send you mail—people, companies, and government agencies—and give them your new address.

Change of Address Requests for Special Situations


Submitting a Change of Address Request for Someone Else

If you're changing an address for someone else (as their "Authorized Agent"), you'll need to go in-person to a Post Office location and bring acceptable ID and additional documents (depending on who you’re changing the address for):

  • A child under the age of 18: Their birth certificate
  • A person who is unable to act for themselves: Power of Attorney

Stop or Forward 邮件 for the Deceased

To submit a change of address request for someone who is deceased, you must go in-person to a Post Office location 与 documents showing you're the executor or administrator authorized to manage their mail. (Having their death certificate is not enough.)

管理邮件 for the Deceased

国际 Moves: If you're going to move outside the United States, before you leave the U.S., you must go to a Post Office location to verify your identity and submit your change of address request in person.

企业: If you are submitting a business change of address request in-person at a Post Office location, you must have documentation, like a notarized letter, 授权书, or letter on company letterhead (signed by someone in a leadership role) that shows you’re an "Authorized Agent" who can submit a change of address request for the business.

U.S. 军事行动: 对你.S. 军事行动, first work 与 your command; your AMPS relocation info will automatic所有y be shared 与 美国邮政总局. If you still need to submit a change of request 与 美国邮政总局, you can do so either in person or online. For online requests, if you are moving from a military address, your email address must end in .政府, .密耳,或 .edu. 重要提示: If you need to verify your identity in person, you can 只有 do so at Post Office locations in the 50 states and Puerto Rico. If you are outside of the U.S., you cannot verify your identity in-person and won’t be able to submit a change of address 与 美国邮政总局.

Related 邮件 Services

美国邮政总局 保存邮件 Service

If you'll be away for 3–30 days, you can "pause" 所有 mail delivery to your address 与 美国邮政总局 保存邮件® 十大网堵平台. Your local Post Office will hold 所有 mail to your address until you return. Your mail carrier will deliver 所有 your held mail on the last day of your hold, or you can pick up your mail at the Post Office.

Schedule 美国邮政总局 保存邮件 Service

Extended 邮件 Forwarding

Standard mail forwarding lasts 12 months. You can pay to extend mail forwarding for 6, 12, or 18 more months (18 months is the maximum).

To purchase Extended 邮件 Forwarding, you can add it when you first submit your change of address request 或者如果你以后 编辑您的请求. (美国邮政总局 will also send you a reminder email when you have 1 month left in your mail forwarding.)

重要的是: You can’t cancel or request a refund for Extended 邮件 Forwarding. For more information and pricing, read the Extended 邮件 Forwarding 常见问题.

Note: When your mail forwarding period ends, 美国邮政总局 will return your mail to the sender for 6 months 与 a label that has your new address.

Premium Forwarding Services

In addition to regular mail forwarding, 美国邮政总局 offers paid Premium Forwarding Service® 选项. 收费的, customers can have their mail packed up and sent to them: For residential customers, in a 每周 优先邮件 shipment; for businesses, 在日常, 每周, or monthly 优先邮件 or 优先邮件 Express shipments.

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