How Will a Change of Address affect Hold Mail

Hold mail and Change of address both are different things. United States Postal Service (USPS) offers both the services for it’s customers. I have written article on both the topics, USPS Hold Mail and USPS Change of Address, you can read them if you want to know about these in detail. You can hold your mail if you are going somewhere for few days or months and if you are shifting to a new address then you can forward your mail using change of address form but do you know that if you request for both at once then it can affect each other. Yes! If you order for hold mail on one hand and on the other hand you order for mail forwarding then it may create problems for you.

How Change of Address affects Hold MailToday I am gonna show you how a change of address affect hold mail. In my previous articles I wrote about hold mail and change of address but in this article I am going to show you what will happen if you do something wrong mistakenly. So let’s see what will happen –

How Change of Address affects Hold Mail :-

Hold Mail with active Change of Address (COA) :- 

  • Hold Mail request for new or current address :- If you have already moved to your new address then you can directly submit a hold mail request. If you don’t know how to submit the request read my article on hold mail.
  • Hold Mail request for old address and you are currently living at that old address :- If you are living at the old address and want to shift to your new address then you have to cancel you change of address or mail forwarding order to hold your mail. For cancelling the change of address (COA) visit the nearest post office and ask them to cancel it. After cancelling it you can submit your hold mail request.
  • Hold Mail request for old address and you are NOT living at that old address :- If you are not living at the old address and want to hold your mail then let me tell you that you cannot submit a hold mail request for the address where you are not living currently.

Hold Mail with Change of Address submitted later :-

  • If you have requested for hold mail and now request for Change of Address then Change of Address overrides the hold mail request which means all your held mails will be forwarded. 

This will happen to you in the above cases. So request carefully and before requesting for hold mail or Change of Address read the above conditions carefully. Most people don’t know what can happen to them if they request for both at once so I decided to write an article on this topic. I hope I have cleared it very well and if still you face any problem then you can leave a comment below. If you want to suggest or ask anything then don’t hesitate. Keep reading all the articles on uspstrackinginfo.com.

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