A Quick and Easy Way to Change Your Address

Part of the moving process is changing your address so that all of your bank statements, bills, magazines and other mail go to your new home. The quickest and easiest way to do that is to hop online and go to the U.S. Postal Service website. You’ll need to verify your identity by using a credit card, and the change will cost $1, but you can complete the process in minutes, and without leaving home. (You can also go into a post office and make the change without using a credit card.)

A quick and easy way to change your address

After your change of address is processed online, mail sent to your old address will start going to your new home. The USPS mail forwarding service lasts one year for most first-class mail. Magazines are forwarded for 60 days.

Certain classes of mail, however, will not forward to your new address through a change-of-address request. Companies and organizations you’ll need to contact directly to change your address include banks and credit unions, mortgage companies, insurance companies, and utility companies. Don’t forget to notify the Internal Revenue Service and the motor vehicle department as well that you’ve moved.

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