How to Change My Postal Address

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How to Change My Postal Address
Moving? Don't forget to register your new postal address! (car mailbox image by sonya etchison from

Whether taking an extended vacation, moving across town or relocating to another state or country, residents can ask for their mail to be forwarded and delivered to a different or new address by submitting US postal form 3575, which is also known as a Change of Address form. The USPS suggests submitting a form two weeks prior to the moving date in order to assure proper delivery.

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    Obtain a Change of Address form, also known as PS Form 3575. Find the form at your local post office, request a form to be delivered by your postal carrier, call 1-800-ASK-USPS, or print or submit online at the U.S. Postal Service website (see References).

    How to Change My Postal Address
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    Fill out the form with all required information, including your old and new address, the date you wish for mail to be redirected and whether or not the change is permanent or temporary.

    How to Change My Postal Address
    Submit change of address form for a temporary or permanent move. (mailbox on purple door image by Christopher Martin from
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    Submit the form by returning it to the post office, giving it to your mail carrier, completing the request over the telephone or submitting it online. Note that a 60p verification fee applies to requests submitted via telephone or Internet.

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    Pay a 60p verification fee for requests made by phone or online. (telephone image by Vladimirs Koskins from

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