Premium Forwarding Services
Our Premium Forwarding Service® (PFS®) options offer residential and business customers more flexibility and control over when and where they receive mail. If you would like to forward your mail while you relocate for a while or want to get all your business mail in one place, USPS® forwarding services can help you manage your mail.
If you’re moving permanently or would like to use our free temporary forwarding option, see Standard Mail Forwarding.
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Mail bundled and reshipped from one business address to a new business address via Priority Mail or Priority Mail Express® service
Premium Forwarding Service Residential
With Premium Forwarding Service Residential® (PFS-Residential®), your mail is packed up at your local Post Office™ facility and forwarded weekly by Priority Mail.
Learn more about what mail items you’ll receive with PFS-Residential and when you can expect them to arrive.
- Registered Mail® and Priority Mail Express items are immediately rerouted to you.
- Priority Mail items are immediately rerouted or sent with your weekly box, whichever is faster.
- First-Class Mail® items, periodicals, and marketing notices are forwarded weekly.
- Large First-Class Mail, Media Mail, and USPS Retail Ground packages are automatically forwarded for free.
NOTE: PFS-Residential is available for domestic addresses only; this service is not available for APO/FPO/DPO or Guam addresses.
Forwarding usually begins the Wednesday following your enrollment. Most Post Office locations send PFS-Residential shipments on Wednesdays.
- Each week, we will email you the USPS Tracking® number for your weekly Priority Mail delivery.
- We will email you even if you didn’t receive any mail that week.
PFS-Residential has an enrollment fee and a weekly fee.
- Enrollment fees (non-refundable)
- $20.90 if you enroll online
- $22.75 if you enroll at the Post Office
- Weekly fees
- $22.75 for each week of service whether you enrolled in person or online.
If you enroll online, you can manage your order online.
- Plan ahead.
- Cancel any other forwarding or change-of-address requests.
- Allow 7-10 days to receive your first Priority Mail delivery.
If you enroll in PFS-Residential at the Post Office, you cannot manage your order online.
- You must enroll at the Post Office where your PO Box is located.
- Take 2 forms of ID with you to the Post Office:
- Primary ID with a clear photo
- Secondary ID as proof of residence at the forwarding address
You may make changes to a PFS-Residential order online if you enrolled online.
Premium Forwarding Service Commercial
Premium Forwarding Service Commercial® allows business customers with an active PO Box™ or street address to temporarily forward all mail to their domestic business address using Priority Mail Express or Priority Mail.