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How to Cancel or Update Your Change of Address

by APSense News Release Admin

The Guide to Changing Your Address With The Post Office

Did you just move but your plans are changing? Updating your address when moving is fairly easy. All it takes is a quick Google search and you’ll find quite a few helpful results on how to change your address with the post office. You should always give yourself at least two weeks when making an address change with the USPS. Forwarding mail should be right at the top of your moving checklist.

This gives the service enough time to change your details so that by the time you are unpacking your belongings, your mail should already be forwarded to you.

That’s how we’d like for things to go anyway.

Not everything goes to plan, especially when moving from home to home, so you may need to cancel this USPS address change for one reason or another.

Whether your move has been put on hold or you just need to update some of the details, this article will provide you a way to both cancel or update your address request.

How to change your address online

Even when you change your address through the USPS service and you’ve received a confirmation email, you are still able to cancel or update the request you’ve made.

All you have to do is go to the change address section of their website and go through the quick but comprehensive pages that will allow you to either cancel or update your request.

If you’re struggling to get this done, then follow the below step by step guide:

1. Go to the official USPS website

First, you’re going to need to be in the right place on the web, so head to the USPS change of address section on their website before you do continue on with these steps.

Got it on another tab?

Great, let’s move on.

2. Choose the right option

On the page we linked above, you should see a “Need to view, update, or cancel a Change of Address order you already submitted?” option right below the “Click here to begin” button.

You’re going to want to click this link when you spot it as this will take you to the next step where you can cancel or update your USPS address change request.

3. Prove Who You Are With The USPS

On the page, you should now see two blank boxes where you can enter in your new ZIP Code and your confirmation number; this confirmation number (if you originally made this request online) will be sitting in your inbox waiting for you.

4. Update your address request

When you confirm your address as well as give your confirmation code, you will then be presented with a page where you can make all the necessary changes to your request.

Whether that’s updating the day your mail should start being forwarded to you or you’ve recently got a new phone and your mobile number has changed.

Although before you go ahead and make these changes, please know that you can only make 2 modifications per day.

If you need to make more than this, you should priorities the ones which are most important first, and then wait a couple of days before revisiting the website using the steps provided to fill out the rest.

How much does it cost to change my address?

When you go through the process of changing your address online through the USPS website, you will be charged a fee of $1.05 that will need to be paid with your credit or debit card.

This small fee is used as an identifying tool and a way of safeguarding you from fraud.

How to cancel or update your change of address request in person

Technology is a great thing, but it isn’t always as reliable as we’d like it to be.

Especially when we need to urgently change or cancel a change of address request we made a couple of weeks ago on the USPS website.

However, all is not lost.

You can very easily change something like this in person at your local Post Office.

To do so, all you need to do is bring the following with you to your local Post Office and they will be able to update this information for you right there and then:

* A form of identification (drivers license or passport)
* Evidence to prove you live at the address (bank statement or utility bill)

With this information on hand, your local Post Office change of address request will go through almost immediately; so now you can focus on the more important parts that come with moving from one home to another.

Final Thoughts on Changing an Address

One of the first priorities you should have when buying or selling a home is changing your address with the post office. It should be at the very top of your moving checklist. Waiting until the last minute is not prudent and could cause you to see a failure in receiving your mail in a timely fashion.

Hopefully, you have found these tips for changing your mailing address with the post office to be helpful.


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Created on Jan 5th 2021 13:37. Viewed 565 times.

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