Whether you are moving or simply changing your shipping address, you’ll want to make sure that the USPS receives your updated information on time. The USPS recommends that you provide your new address at least 7 to 10 days before you need your mail to be forwarded to your new address.
You can easily make the update online or visit your local Post Office to fill out a USPS change-of-address form. Follow these simple steps to change your address and avoid letters or packages being sent to your old address after you move.
After completing the steps listed above, you will receive an instant email notification from the USPS confirming your change of address. You will also receive a letter at your old address confirming the start date of the change.
Don’t just change your address with the USPS — make sure your banks, credit-card companies and utility providers hear about the move from you directly. Remember, after one year with the basic Change of Address service, mail will be returned to sender instead of being forwarded to your new address.