When you’re moving, don’t forget to inform everyone on this complete change of address checklist, including your credit card company and other financial institutions, insurance company, subscription services, utility provider, health insurance company, and the United States Postal Service.
Remember that even if you fill out a change of address form with USPS, you’ll still need to inform every party individually so that they can change their records to reflect your new address. Mail forwarding only lasts a year, so if you fail to do so, your mail might start getting lost in transit.
You can easily make an address change when making a home or office move by changing it online or in-person at your local post office. You’ll need to provide your current address and new address and answer questions about whether your move is permanent or temporary, etc.
Once you complete this form, the postal service will forward mail to your new address for 12 months for just $1.10. However, you’ll still want to inform your bank, subscription services, and other institutions directly to continue getting mail at your new address beyond the first year.
If you’re internationally moving or already live in the UK, you can change your address by applying for mail redirection service online. Once you fill out this form, the postal service will redirect mail for up to 12 months. Mail redirection fees vary depending on the length of time you opt for the service.
Yes, check out this printable moving checklist to ensure you don’t forget any steps during the moving process. The list includes important tasks like researching moving companies, switching your address with utility companies, deep cleaning your current home, etc. You can also download our ultimate change of address checklist to make sure your mail and other important documents make it to your new address!