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How To Change A Mailing Address And Have Mail Forwarded

United states post officeAre you about to move but have no idea how to change your mailing address or get you mail forwarded to your new mailing address? Well it is so simple and can be done right on line. I’ll tell you how.

Not only is it very important to update the United States Post Office with your new valid mailing address but it also very important to have any mail that will still be addressed to your old address forwarded to your new address. It’s pretty tough to contact everyone individually that might be sending you mail to have them change your mailing address.

If You Feel Like Getting Out And About

For those of you that find it important to leave the house on a daily basis you could add a trip to the post office to drop off your official change of address form as one of your outings. You could either wait until you get to the post office and fill out the change of address form there or you could go to the United States Post Office site, fill out the Official Change of Address Form and then print it out.

If You Don’t Like To Go Out But Do Like To Use Stamps

Here’s an idea, instead of having to hand deliver the official change of address form to the United States Post Office…why don’t you mail it there? You would go to the same Official Change Of Address Form only this way you don’t leave your house. You put it in an envelope, put a stamp on it, put it in your mailbox…presto chango.

If You Don’t Like To Use Stamps

For those of you who would rather do things the easy way (I fall into this category) you can submit your change of address form on line. This is by far the most convenient way of ensuring that your address is officially changed with the United States Post Office. What’s easiest isn’t always the cheapest. This convenience is going to set you back $1.00. Also a great way to find people online as well.

Let’s review: There are three ways to change your mailing address with the United States Post Office. All require the Official Change of Address Form which you can obtain at the post office or online. You can hand deliver, mail or submit the form via the internet.

17 thoughts on “How To Change A Mailing Address And Have Mail Forwarded

  1. Stephen E. Echelberger

    Today is 24 September 2008.
    I went to the U.S. Post Office and FILLED out a change of address form and TURNED it in!!!
    The U.S. Post Office is STILL sending mail to my OLD address!!
    This was OVER a month ago.

    My OLD address was 13607 E Bates Avenue #407 Aurora CO 80014.
    My NEW address is 2768 S Killarney Way Aurora CO 80013.

    Now what?
    Today is 24 September 2008.

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  2. lois marie williams

    I am postal office retiree and I really want to change my direct check change address Instead of sending my check to Wells Fargo bank send it to my home address 5259 kingswood drive salt lake city, utah because they took lot of money from me i dont have much of money to use and i had to scrimped out some money from ss which helps please help me and change my address so i can get my check direct to me thank you lois williams ss # xxxx xx 4589

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  3. Pierre

    USPS Change of Address form 3575 is NOT available online, because you cannot print it, unless you provide a US verifiable address. The system will NOT let you print the form if you try to submit a change to a foreign address.
    You literally have to cross the border into the US to get this form at a local post office in person, before you can register a foreign address.
    They have some really smart people doing their programming for them.
    You simply cannot print the form from an online source and mail it. It is not even listed under *.pdf “forms” on the USPS site.

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    1. Tom

      I live here in the US, and I cannot get USPS Form 3575 on the USPS website, either. What a crock. All I want to do is print and send the damn form. What’s the deal?

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          1. Helen

            Thank you, Elaine! I am trying to change address for my mother, who is moving into assisted living, and my father, who just passed away. Mom won’t do anything via the internet, and she’d already ruined half a dozen of the paper forms from the post office in one way or another (all that junk with each one, as well!) I printed out ttwo blank forms and filled them in for her and Dad. She can sign them and that’ll be done. One more thing off the list of moving chores.

            I read that the USPS saves a substantial amount for every internet change of address (as opposed to paper) that is filed. Perhaps that is why you can’t print off the form at their site without entering your email, etc.

  4. Mike

    The online COA process doesn’t work if you designate a mail forwarding service as your new address. The new address must be residential and not flagged as a company in the USPS database. I’m in Asia now and can’t seem to convince the post office I want my mail forwarded to my forwarding address. I spoke with them by phone and they’re 100% bureaucrats– have zero common sense. They claim only way for me to forward is to return to the US and fill out the form in person.

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    1. Alex

      Many clerks in the goverhment institutions in the US not only haven’t got any common sense.They are highly undeducated too. I moved to Norway and wanted to ask to stop temporary forwarding of my mail and they suggested going to the post office in Norway to ask for that service….No comments. I asked them if they know wher Norway is? Just hang up the phone and added one more thing to my evaluation of those people besides not having common sense and being uneducated-which is no Culture!!!
      I can’t find the form to print out and send mail forwarding cancellation.

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  5. Raquel

    Someone did an official change of address for me without my consent. There is a signature required for this? Does that mean she forged my signature? Is this illegal?

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    1. Vania Laflamme

      Same thing happened to me two months ago and I am still fighting to resolve this. I was told by my local postmaster that anyone can fill out a change of address and send it in. She said that the post office does not know anything about it, that it was all automatic now. There is no signature required. You just fill it out and send it in. Consumer affairs, will not help either. Yesterday I received a letter from my telephone company saying that the post office told them to change my billing address!!!!!! So in summary, ANYONE CAN CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS TO THEIRS WITHOUT YOUR CONSENT, BUT TO TRY TO GET THIS ACTION REVERSED IS UNENDING FOR YOU. Who knows how much of my mail has been sent to this other address without my consent and nobody seems to care.

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      1. MARIE UMPHREY

        I have yet to make an address change with the United Postal Address that I did not receive a card from them several days later saying “you requested the following change” “if you requested this change, do nothing” and giving a number and address to turn to if you did not request the said change. Sometimes we get in the habit of not reading all those “junk mail” cards–I did, however, throw out a jury duty summons printed the same way… Good luck in the future, and sorry this happened to you–it must be tough!

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  6. nemo

    You can try Nemo all to pdf, converting printable files to PDF.
    including the page layout, text font, images. Moreover, you are allowed to set the properties for the created PDF files, such as author, title, keywords, allowed actions and passwords, etc.I’m not sure this can be done without all coding the option into system preferences in the system library.
    But you can free trial this one. http://www.nemopdf.com/products/all_to_pdf.html
    Maybe help you!

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  7. Print and Mail Form

    I just found out how to print the form:

    What you need to do is enter all info to change address online, but when you get to the part about adding a Credit Card, don’t do that there is a link at the bottom of the page saying:

    “Prefer not to submit your form online? Print your request and mail or deliver it to your local Post Officeâ„¢. ”

    Click on Print you request then fill out addition info, and there you go

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  8. Jan

    Yes, but if your credit card mail address is different from your normal mail address they need a week to verify the addresses and you cannot make a form that way for an earlier date.

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  9. Michael Bauer

    I filled out a paper change of address a couple of weeks ago but my mail isn’t going to my old address OR my new address! I heard from somebody that if you don’t do it online and pay them a dollar it gets all fouled up. Anyone have a suggestion or any similar experiences?

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