Changing your address with the Post Office is an important part of moving, so your mail gets forwarded to you. Here are the two options you have for when it’s time to make a change.
Option 1: Change Your Address on USPS.com
This is the easiest way to file a change of address with USPS directly, and you can do it anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Click here to begin the process on the USPS website.
Changing your address on the USPS website is a quick 5-step process, and the first step is providing your personal information, including a valid email address. Once you provide all of that, you’ll simply need to fill out the next required files to successfully file a change of address with USPS.
Note that USPS charges a processing fee of $1.o5. So, when it’s time to change your address, you’ll also need to provide a valid debit or credit card to pay for it.
Option 2: Change Your Address by Going into Your Local Post Office
Your second option to change your address is to visit your local Post Office and request a Mover’s Guide packet. Inside the packet, you’ll find PS Form 3575. Once you fill out this form, you can either give it to a postal worker behind the counter, or drop it into the letter mail slot inside the Post Office. You should then receive a confirmation letter at your new address in five business days.
Unlike doing it online, this option is entirely free. However, it’s likely a bigger hassle to wait in those pesky lines just to change your address the old school way. As you know, we avoid walking into the Post Office unless we absolutely have to. That’s why we always use shipping software to buy postage online in the first place!