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New USPS Address Change Policy: What You Need to Know

January 4, 2024

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You must verify your identity to the USPS to activate an address change request.

The basics of filing a change of address form with the USPS haven’t changed. However, the USPS has added an additional step to the process to verify your identity. How you verify your identity will depend on how you filed your COA. And your COA is only activated after your ID has been verified.

If you are unable to verify your identity online or in person, you will be unable to activate a USPS change of address. If this is the case, the USPS suggests you directly notify your various creditors and organizations of the address change. You don’t want to leave behind any sensitive or critical identifying information.

Online filers will incur a $1.10 charge and will need a valid mobile phone number. If you go in person to change your address, you will need a valid photo I.D. and it’s recommended that you bring a second form of identification that includes your old or new address.

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