Reporting a Change of Address
An important aspect of your move is ensuring that all correspondence is forwarded to your new address. This includes notifying the Post Office and other government agencies of your new address. Continue reading below for a list of federal and state agencies you should contact when you change your address.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) Change of Address
Notifying the United States Postal Service about your change of address could not be easier. Simply go to USPS.com/move to update your address online. This option is commonly preferred for both convenience and speed. For added convenience, you will receive an email confirmation as soon as you change your address online. If you would like to change your address inperson, visit your local post office and ask for a Movers Guide. For other services such as a temporary change of address or a request to hold your mail, visit your local post office.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Change of Address
If you are waiting for a tax refund or other IRS documents, contact the IRS to update your address. Visit their website for a complete list of suggested actions to update your address. If you have not yet filed your taxes, you can update your address by simply writing your new address in the proper boxes when you file your tax return.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) Change of Address
If you receive Social Security retirement, disability, or survivors’ benefits, or are enrolled in Medicare, you can update your address online through your my Social Security account. If you are not enrolled in Medicare and do not receive Social Security benefits, you can change your address by contacting the Social Security Administration here.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Change of Address
Veterans who receive benefit payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs should visit this website for guidance on updating an address.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Change of Address
Generally, nonU.S. citizens are required to report a new address within 10 days of moving within the United States or its territories. If you or someone in your household is required to report a change of address, visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website for guidance.
State Motor Vehicle Agencies Change of Address
We recommend contacting your state to update your address on your vehicle registration documents and your driver’s license. Visit this website (https://www.usa.gov/statesandterritories) to find contact information for your state.
State Election Offices Change of Address
Finally, to update your address on your voter registration record, contact your state’s election office. If you are moving outofstate, it is important that you register to vote in your new state. Click here to find contact information for the election offices in your state.