There are many reasons why someone switches from a mailbox rental to a permanent one. The main reason is due to a logistical move. The move could be a temporary or permanent one, but it is still a move.
More than five years ago, I decided to move back home to Florida. I had spent too many years up north. I disliked it and it was too cold. I decided to move back home. I submitted some information with the post office and transferred my details back home.
You might not be so lucky. Your move might involve logistics. You will have to update more than your mailbox information. Below I have some information to make the switch a little easier.
- You will need to update your information with USPS and FedEx. The reason is that there could be a delay in any packages being sent to you.
- Your ID is going to be verified through a credit card. The post office does it to verify your ID.
- Select the date you plan on moving and confirm it in the system. Now your mail might take a few days to be re-directed. I went through this too. Some of my mail got re-directed for the first few months after I moved back home.
How Do You Do It Online?
It is sometimes easier to do it online.
- Got to the menu button at USPS.com. Click on the Quick Tools tab and select “change my address.”
- Fill out the form. It will direct you to enter the date you wish to start forwarding everything. You will have to pay $1 unless something has changed. The $1 fee is used to verify your identity. The site wants to make sure you are not committing fraud.
- You might get, as a bonus, some coupons for your move.
How Do You Do It In-Person?
Some select to change their address in person. You go to the local post off at your new address and ask for the 3575 sheets. You should get a confirmation within a week or so. You might still get charged the $1 fee. That can be waived if you do this in-person.
Other Things To Change When Forwarding Your Mail From A Rental Box
- You need to let the IRS know.
- You will need to alert the people you pay bills to, including the credit card companies.
- You will also need to change your DMV information. I had one year to change my information. Ask your state representatives for the details.
- You will need to change your voter ID and social security information. I had to call my former state to let them know I had moved.
If you have any more questions, reach out and we can help get you through the process!