In order to complete your change of address, you will need to select between 3 change of address types. Once you do so, on the next page you will be prompted to fill out the old address (from which you are moving from,) as well as your new address (that you are moving to.)
Fill out your first name, last name and basic contact information so you can be reached, and you are good to go. Once you have downloaded the form and all the fields have been filled out, you can then take the form and give it to a post office clerk.
A confirmation letter will be sent to you within 5 business days, to inform you of the successful change of address.
Once you have the change of address form filled out, you will need to take it to your local post office and deliver it to a postal worker behind the counter. Alternatively, you can drop the form in the letter mail slot inside the post office. A confirmation letter of the change of address will be delivered to your new address.
From the minute a change of address has been completed, the USPS will forward mail to your new address for a specific amount of time (up to 12 months,) depending on the mail class you select. There is a minimum forwarding time of 15 days for a temporary change of address.
Once you have filled out and given your change of adderss form to the local post office, you can expect the process to take up to 5 business days. Once the process is completed, you will receive a change of address confirmation letter in the mail, at your new address.
To notify the social security office about the change of address, you will need to log into “my social security” on the offical Social Security website.. From there, select the “My Profile” link that is on the right of your screen. Select the “Update Contact Information” button and enter your new address information. Finally, select when you would like to schedule the update and click on “next.”
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Your first step will be to add in all your information within the COA form (also known as a PS Form 3575.) This will include your name, old & new address, and the type of change of address you want (temporary or permanent.)
Now that you have your change of address form, you will want to take it to the post office and deliver it to a clerk. Make sure to sign the form and have 2 forms of ID with you, in order to verify your identity.
It will take the Post Office approximately up to 5 business days in order to have your change of address process completed. Once that is completed, you will receive a confirmation letter in the mail.
Select from a state below, to start your change of address process.
Once you have filled out your 3575 Form, you can give it to a post office clerk at the post office to start the change of address.
After the change of address has been completed, you will receive a confirmation letter in the mail.
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In order to change your address online with the USPS, you will be charged a small $1.05 fee for verification purposes. The charge will need to take place on your debit or credit card. This is done to protect your address information and to avoid having fraudulent change of address requests being submitted on your behalf. You can complete a change of address request offline to avoid the $1.05 fee, by visiting your local post office. You will be required to present 2 forms of ID as well as sign the change of address form that you will fill out. This too is done for verification purposes.
In order to make your change of address process more streamlined and to ensure that all parties have been notified about your change of address, we recommend you complete your change of address two weeks prior to your move. If you are a few weeks out, you can select a date from the calendar in our change of address page so that the USPS can start forwarding your mail then.
Yes. Changes of address are free if you have them completed at your local post office. Any charges would be for an online change of address, and only for verification purposes. You may come across other, non USPS websites, changing north of $20 for a change of address. You do not need to go through those sites and you can just have a change of address completed directly with the USPS.
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