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If you are planning to move, there are a lot of things that need to happen to make everything go smoothly. Purging closets, packing up boxes, scheduling movers, and transitioning your utility services from your old place to your new one are just some of the many things that have to come together. But don’t forget to change your address at the United States Postal Service (USPS — i.e., the post office)!

This will ensure you get your mail once you move in so you aren’t behind on any important correspondence. And when it comes to a change of address (Oregon USPS), it’s easy to do!

Step-By-Step

The first step in an address change request is to notify the postal service of your move. To do this, you will need a change of address form. Simply head to your local post office and fill one out or go online to the USPS mover’s guide and fill out the USPS change of address form there.

You will need your original address, of course, plus your new mailing address to receive mail, products or services there.

Please note that there are temporary change-of-address request forms, too; make sure you’re using the right form (PS Form 3575) to mark a permanent change of address. (Government agencies have loads of forms for many different services!) Temporary changes of address can last anywhere from 15 days to a year.

Next, indicate if you are an individual, family, or business, what your contact information is, and if the move is temporary or permanent. Next, you’ll need to enter the date that you want the postal service to begin forwarding your mail to the new address.

Processes

It’s important to note that the date can’t be more than 30 days prior to the day you’re filling out the form, or more than three months from that date. Once you submit the form, the mail should arrive at your new address in seven to ten postal business days after your effective move date. In addition, if you file your change of address online, you will need a valid email address and a credit card to process a small $1.05 fee.

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