Are you moving to a new home? Are you traveling for an extended period? Have you recently changed your name? No matter the reason, changing your mailing address can be a daunting task. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! This blog post will walk you through the steps to successfully update your mailing address.
Notify Your Contacts
- Make a list of all the people, businesses, and organizations you need to notify of your address change.
- Reach out to all the people in your contacts list, like friends, family, or coworkers, and let them know your new address.
- Contact the organizations you are a part of and notify them of your new address.
- Notify your utility providers, like your electric, water, internet, and cable companies.
- Update your address with credit card companies and other institutions you work with.
- Don’t forget to notify the post office of your new address so they can forward any mail that may be sent to your old address.
Update Online Accounts
- Log in to each account and update your address. Continually update all accounts you use, such as your email, social media, banking, and other accounts.
- Update any subscriptions that you have. This includes magazine subscriptions, streaming services, and others you have signed up for.
- Unsubscribe from unwanted emails or newsletters you no longer want. This will help reduce the amount of mail sent to your new address.
- Update your delivery address for any online orders that you have made. This will ensure that your packages are delivered to the correct address.
- Check with any online stores you have an account with to ensure they have your new address on file.
Change Your Address With the Post Office
- Visit the Official USPS Change of Address page to submit the order.
- Fill out an official USPS Request for a change of address form, also known as the PS form 3575.
- Provide proof of identification, such as a valid driver’s license or a state-issued ID card.
- Pay the $1.10 identity verification fee.
- Receive an email confirmation of your address change request.
- Wait for your addressed mail to be delivered to your new address.
Redirect Your Mail
- Check if your post office offers mail forwarding services. You can use the USPS website to search for the nearest post office and find out about their mail forwarding services.
- Fill out a Change of Address form online or visit your local post office and fill out the form in person.
- When submitting the form, provide proof of identity, such as a driver’s license or passport.
- Pay the applicable fee for mail forwarding and other services.
- Request that any mail sent to your old address be forwarded to your new one for a specified period.
- Notify your contacts, friends, and family of your new address so they can also update their records.
Cancel Any Unwanted Subscriptions
- Make a list of all your subscriptions that need to be canceled. This can include magazine subscriptions, streaming services, and any other services you pay for regularly.
- Contact the companies, provide them with your new address, and confirm that the subscription has been canceled.
- If the company does not offer cancellation services, you can opt to have the subscription delivered to your new address or to a friend or family member who still lives at your old address.
- Keep track of any refunds or credits owed to you due to canceling the subscription.
- Once you’ve canceled all unwanted subscriptions, check your credit card and bank statements to ensure all services have been successfully canceled and no unexpected charges are being made.
Update Your Vehicle Registration and License
- Make sure to change your vehicle information with your local DMV.
- You may need proof of your new address, such as a utility bill or lease agreement.
- You may need to pay a fee to update your vehicle registration and license.
- Make sure to update your vehicle insurance information as well.
- Consider changing your driver’s license address if you are changing states.
Update Your Bank Accounts and Credit Cards
- Contact your bank and credit card companies to ensure all your accounts are updated with your new address.
- Update all online accounts with your new address.
- Ask your bank to issue new cards with the new address.
- Check the contact information for automatic payment with your bank account or credit card.
- Keep an eye out for any notifications from your bank or credit card companies letting you know of any changes in terms and conditions or fees due to the address change.
- Ask your bank if they offer protection services against identity theft or fraud, such as fraud alerts or credit monitoring services.
Update Employer Records
Updating your employer records is an essential step in changing your address. Here are some things to consider when doing so:
- Contact your employer and inform them of the address change.
- Update your payroll information with your employer if you receive direct deposits.
- Inform your employer of any changes in your contact information.
- Make sure any necessary tax withholding forms are updated.
- Ensure that any benefits, such as health insurance, are updated with the correct address.
- Check with your employer to ensure that any retirement accounts are updated.
- Make sure to update any mailing lists, such as newsletters or company updates, that you are subscribed to.
Change Your Address with the IRS
When changing your address, it’s essential to notify the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), so they can update their records.
Here are the steps you should follow when notifying the IRS of an address change:
- Gather all the necessary documents, such as your Social Security number and proof of your new address.
- Fill out form 8822-B, the form used to change an individual’s address with the IRS. This form can be found on the IRS website.
- Mail the completed form to the IRS address listed on the form.
- If you’re filing a joint return, each spouse must submit a separate form 8822-B.
- Keep a copy of your completed form for your records.
- You should also update your address with any other state or federal agencies for which you receive services or benefits.
Notify Insurance Companies and Healthcare Providers
- Notify your insurance provider: Make sure to update the insurance provider of your new address, as this can affect your premiums, coverage, and policy information.
- Update healthcare providers: Reach out to your providers, such as doctors and dentists, to inform them of your new address.
- Notify pharmacies: Contact any pharmacies you use to get medication and update them with your new address information.
- Register with a new pharmacy: If you are relocating to a new area, you may need to register with a new pharmacy to continue receiving prescriptions.
- Review coverage options: Research the healthcare coverage options in your new area and consider switching plans if necessary.
- Request medical records: Request copies of your medical records from any doctor or healthcare provider you may have visited in the past, so you can be sure to have the most up-to-date information about your health with you at all times.
We hope this guide has helped show you how to change your mailing address with PostScan Mail easily. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer support team. We’d be happy to help you get started on your journey of taking control of your mail.