How can I check if my address is valid?

There are two easy ways to verify address data in your contact lists. The first is to use a USPS® address verification tool. These tools can verify both US-based addresses as well as international addresses in batches. The second method is to use an address validation API.

How can I verify someone’s address?

The US Postal Service (USPS) records and stores all valid US addresses in a standard format. Addresses should be in all caps, include company name for businesses, identify apartment or suite number if applicable, use valid USPS acronyms and abbreviations, have a nine-digit zip code, and omit commas and periods.

What makes a valid address?

An address must be complete in order to be valid. This means that it must have a street, city, state and ZIP code. Whenever possible, addresses that are incomplete have the missing information added. If a valid ZIP code is provided but the city and state are missing, the city and state names are added.

How do I verify a change of address?

After you submit an Official Change of Address (online at, in-person at a Post Office™, or through your mail carrier), you will receive an email and a physical letter with a 9-digit alpha-numeric code requesting confirmation of your change of address.

How do I get proof of residential address?

What is a Proof of Address?

  1. Local utility bill (within 3-6 months varying on the organization’s specifications).
  2. Local telecommunication bill indicating specific date, address, and name.
  3. Local bank statement/credit card statement.
  4. Valid passport (with the address indicated by Immigration Authorities within 6 months).

How should an address be written?

How to Write a US Address

  1. The recipient’s first and last name.
  2. Street number and name (address line 1)
  3. Apartment or unit and its number (address line 2)
  4. City, state and zip code (include all of this on one line with a comma between city and state, but not zip code)
  5. Country.

How do I register a USPS address?

Change Your Address

  1. Go to to change your address online. This is the fastest and easiest way, and you immediately get an email confirming the change. There is a $1.10 charge to change your address online.
  2. Go to your local post office and request the Mover’s Guide packet. Inside the packet is PS Form 3575.

How do I register my address with USPS?

Go to the Official USPS Change of Address® website. Select Permanent or Temporary. Pay the $1.10 identity verification fee. Complete the appropriate online form.

Do I need to confirm my change of address?

No. Since the Official Change of Address process is associated with a physical move of an individual or family, the Postal Service® needs to ensure that you are able to receive mail at the address where you intend to use Informed Delivery®. Email cannot be used to verify your physical residence.

Can someone change your address without you knowing?

Because the United States Postal Service requires no documentation for a change of address, con artists can change your mailing address without you realizing it. Anyone can walk into any U.S. post office and complete a change of address (COA) form to reroute your mail.

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