Change of Address Expand Collapse FAQ question
You can change your address online. Usually, you will receive mail at your new address 7 to 10 Postal business days after you request your Change of Address (COA). We recommend filling out a COA request 2 weeks to 3 months before you move.Change Your Address
Forward Mail Expand Collapse FAQ question
Need to change your address for a short time? Whether you’re making a long-term move or just using your new address for a few months, your mail can follow you.
We recommend filling out your forwarding request at least 2 weeks in advance. You should receive mail at the forwarding address 7 to 10 Postal business days after you submit your request.Forward Mail
Hold Mail Expand Collapse FAQ question
If you do not want to forward your mail, or you will be gone for less than 15 days, USPS will hold your mail so it doesn't pile up at your mailbox.Hold Mail
Missed Deliveries Expand Collapse FAQ question
If you weren't home when we tried to deliver your package, you can use the tracking barcode number on the paper slip your carrier left to schedule a redelivery.Schedule a Redelivery
Delayed Mail and Packages Expand Collapse FAQ question
Locating Your Package
Sometimes packages are delayed or rerouted because of unusual circumstances. Enter your package’s tracking number on the USPS Tracking® page to check its current status.
Reporting a Delay
Each type of mail has different requirements and periods for reporting it missing. If your mail or package has not arrived after the time noted in the table below, please let us know. If wish to request a refund or file an insurance claim, please read the requirements and process for each.About Requesting a Refund
About Filing a Claim
Delivery Waiting Periods
*In most cases, the expected delivery date that is printed on your receipt or provided at checkout will reflect a delivery time of 1, 2, or 3 days based on origin, destination, and Post Office™ acceptance time. Exceptions and restrictions apply. Visit Priority Mail for details.
**Scheduled delivery date and time depend on origin, destination, and Post Office™ acceptance time. Some restrictions apply. For additional information, see the Postage Price Calculator.
Prices for Stamps and Mail Expand Collapse FAQ question
First-Class™ Forever® stamps are currently $0.49. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® 1-oz price.
Square or Oddly-Shaped Envelope Stamps
Postage for square cards or invitations (under 13 oz) or nonstandard-sized envelopes that have to be hand-cancelled, begins at $0.71.
Standard-sized postcard stamps are $0.35. Oversized postcards are charged as letters or large envelopes.Calculate a Price Size & Weight Requirements
After Business Hours: Mailing and Shipping Expand Collapse FAQ question
After Hours Locations
The Postal Store
The USPS.com website sells stamps 24 hours a day.
Approved Postal Providers®
Many grocery and convenience stores sell stamps. They are often open when the Post Office™ is closed.
Self Service Kiosks
Self Service Kiosks are located in Post Office lobbies. They are available even when the Post Office counter is closed.
Finding After Hours Locations
- Go to Finding Locations.
- Under Location Types, select the provider or service you want to find.
- In the search results, click a location to see its services and hours.
Shipping a Package After Hours
Redirecting a Package Expand Collapse FAQ question
Changing a Package's Destination
If a package hasn't been delivered or released for delivery, you can return it to the sender, send it to a Post Office™ to be held for pickup, or forward it to a different domestic address.
What Can Be Redirected
- All domestic mail, except Standard Mail® and Periodicals, that has a tracking or extra services barcode.
- Packages that are smaller than 108 inches of combined in length and girth.
Measuring Package Girth
How to Do a Redirect
- Read about Package Intercept® to understand requirements and restrictions for redirecting mail.
- Log into your USPS account.
- Go to the Package Intercept application.
- Enter your tracking number in the left column to see if your package can be redirected.
- Start and pay for the interception.
Note: Package Intercept fees are only refundable if your shipment is not redirected successfully.
My USPS Accounts Expand Collapse FAQ question
What is My USPS?
My USPS is a free dashboard for managing incoming domestic mail for eligible residential addresses. My USPS is available on any web-enabled device.
What Can I Do on the My USPS Dashboard?
- Track packages without entering tracking numbers
- Send USPS delivery instructions
- Schedule redeliveries if you miss a package
- Set up Hold Mail service