How Do You Submit A Temporary Change Of Address With The USPS?


Many people think that to change their mailing address temporarily, they have to submit a regular change of address and then just submit another one when it’s time. That’s not the case, however, as you have the option to summit a temporary change of address. When you submit a temporary change of address, you can enter the start and end dates. Once the end date has passed, the mail is no longer forwarded to the new address and reverts back to being delivered to your old address.

How To Get Temporary Change Of Address?

As for how to submit that temporary change of address usps, you can do it online instead of having to visit the busy post office. If you want to go ahead and visit the post office though, you certainly can do that. It’s just that you have the option and convenience of submitting your request online. When you go to the change of address section of the USPS website, you will then be given the option to select either a temporary or permanent change of address.

When you select temporary, you will immediately see the option for inputting dates. Do you need to know the dates? It would certainly be a good idea, but you can always come back and handle the address change later when it’s time. Or, you can submit it with dates and make changes later if necessary. You want to submit the change of address ahead of time of course so that the USPS can process your request before you need your mail forwarded.

Verify Your Identity

When I was first reading about submitting a change of address, I didn’t think there was an extra step. However, it appears that you have to use a credit or debit card to verify your identity online. If you think about it, that really does make sense. Why? Well, without an extra step for verifying your identity, anyone could submit a change of address for someone else’s mail.

Naturally, the USPS could verify your identity a different way, but there is something else you should know. The USPS evidently charges a dollar to process your request online. That may not be what you wanted to hear, but just imagine standing in line at the post office. That’s not any fun, is it? You certainly get to skip all of that and the trip in general, so perhaps that is worth paying the dollar for handling the temporary change of address.

Get It Done Online

So which way do you want to submit your temporary change of address? You can also evidently do it over the phone, so that’s really cool. However, the easiest way to get it done is online, perhaps even simply using your phone. That means you could go ahead and submit that change of address right now. It certainly sounds easy enough, wouldn’t you say? You will be done in just a few minutes, and you can mark that off of your moving to do list. Now that should help you feel accomplished for the day, getting that done.

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