Q:After completing the online form on the USPS website, how long does it take for my mail to be forwarded to the new address?
A:The change of address process can take up to two full weeks after the online form being completed with the USPS. You will also receive a confirmation packet in the mail typically within 5 days.
Q:Will I have to complete a change of address (COA) for each person living at this address and pay the USPS $1.00?
A:Yes, you will need to complete a COA for each person that was living at the address.
Q:After requesting a change of address form with the USPS, how long will it last until I would have to complete another online form?
A:Below is a chart of the forwarding time frames to have your mail sent to your new address.
|Mail Class||Forwarded for…|
|First-Class Mail® / First-Class Package Service® / Priority Mail® service (bills, invoices, personal correspondence, reply mail)||12 months||Priority Mail Express® service (merchandise, printed material)||12 months|
|Periodicals (magazines, newsletters)||60 days|
|USPS Marketing Mail™ (formerly Standard Mail®) (advertisements, catalogs, retail offers)||Only forwarded IF the mailer specifies forwarding instructions|
|USPS Retail Ground® (formerly called “Standard Post”)||12 months (Forwarded only to domestic addresses)|
|Library Mail, Bound Printed Matter, and Media Mail®||12 months (Forwarded only to domestic addresses)|
Q:How much does it cost to forward my mail to my new address?
A:There is a $1.00, “identification validation fee.” required. You can pay either by credit or debit cards.
Q:Are there any other steps I can do to ensure my mail get’s forwarded to the new address?
A:Yes, you can notify all senders individually that you have moved and give them your new address.