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 moversguide.usps.com, 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?
- Local utility bill (within 3-6 months varying on the organization’s specifications).
- Local telecommunication bill indicating specific date, address, and name.
- Local bank statement/credit card statement.
- Valid passport (with the address indicated by Immigration Authorities within 6 months).
How should an address be written?
How to Write a US Address
- The recipient’s first and last name.
- Street number and name (address line 1)
- Apartment or unit and its number (address line 2)
- City, state and zip code (include all of this on one line with a comma between city and state, but not zip code)
How do I register a USPS address?
Change Your Address
- Go to USPS.com/move 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.
- 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.