Change of Address Checklist

Personal

  • You can update your address quickly online using social networks, or email everyone in your contact list.
  • Most magazine subscriptions have a change of address card enclosed with each issue; so do book clubs. For uninterrupted delivery, also notify any newspapers to which you subscribe.
  • If you want to keep receiving coupons and offers, send in your change of address promptly
  • Educational institutions and/or childcare facilities will need a correct address on file for important mailings.
  • Update your address with your place of worship, especially if you subscribe to a newsletter or other publication.
  • Avoid hassles next time you visit the pharmacy by updating your address promptly so it matches your drivers license.

Finance

Government

Utilities

Offices

Creditors/service providers

Your change of address is a bit more complicated than simply going to the post office and filling out a form. All the official change of address form does is make sure your mail is forwarded to your new mailing address. It doesn't inform people or companies that you have moved. The sheer number of notifications that must be made can seem staggering. But if you plan ahead, your move will go smoothly. Some of the most important items in the following checklist can be handled with a quick phone call; for others, have simple address labels made up and mail out postcards letting companies or people know you've moved.

Tips

The farther away you move from your current address, the more important it is to quickly process your change of address. The sooner all of your records match, the sooner you can have peace of mind knowing that you are receiving all your mail in a timely manner.