USPS Hold Mail

With USPS Mail Hold service , You can instruct USPS to stop deliverying your packages minimum from 3 Days to 30 Days at your neighborhood USPS Post Office office until you return from Vacation or from outside.

How to request USPS Hold Mail Service ?

With USPS Hold service, Only address of package and Letter can be change. No other effects will be taken placed. Hold Mail serices are completely Free of Cost. No additional Charges are priced by USPS. While generating USPS Mail hold service, the confirmation Number will generated for future reference. Lets Look forward at How to start with Hold mail service with https://reg.usps.com/login?app=HOLDMAIL.
Requesting USPS Hold Mail online before 2:00 A.M. Central Time can occure on the same Postal business day and after 2:00 A.M will be goes to Next postal business day.

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Account with USPS.Com

Create or sign in to your USPS.com account at https://reg.usps.com/.

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Identity Verification

For the security reason and stopping scam , you will require you to create or sign in to your USPS.com account and verify your identity before you submit an online request to hold your mail

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After Login

Request Hold mail service at https://reg.usps.com/login?app=HOLDMAIL

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Offline Hold Mail Request

This is not mendatory steps to be taken if you follow above three steps. If your are not able to go online method, You can Visit any nearest post office and fill this form here PS Form 8076, Authorization to USPS Hold Mail.
Alternatively , You can Request in person, in writing or by calling 1-800-ASK-USPS Call: 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) USPS Customer care before working hours.

USPS hold mail

Who is eligible to request Hold mail at USPS ?

  • By Customer : The customer who have to receive mail
  • By Agent / shipper : An Agent or Shipper who is sending mail to addressee by authorization of customer
  • By Anybody : Anybody can make hold request having all necessary information about consignment details shared by the customers themeselves.

How to edit, change or cancel a USPS Hold Mail request?

When you request Mail hold service , you will be assigned a confirmationn number. These Confirmation numbers are sent via email in case of online or through the Customer Care Center, as long as you provide a valid email address. A direct link to the USPS Hold Mail application is provided in the email, allowing you to make changes to your request.

  • Having confirmation Number : If you have these number you can edit or cancel by the link provided in your confirmation email or calling the Customer Care Center.
  • Not Having Confirmation Number : You Can change or cancel your request without confirmation number by rush to nearest Post Office with identity verification. If you can not reach to post office then you can call that particular post office by phone.
    Without a confirmation number, an agent can only extend the USPS Hold Mail request.

How to get package when USPS Hold Mail request ends?

USPS Hold mail request stays for minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 30 days. You can take your mail or package at your local Post Office location or your letter-carrier can deliver your mail on the ending date you specify.

  • You should introduce one of the Acceptable Forms of Identification in the event that you decide to get your mail.
  • In the event that you get your gathered mail face to face, standard mail conveyance will continue the following Postal business day.
     
  • On the off chance that you decide to have your postal worker convey your gathered mail, just the mail that will fit in your mail repository will be conveyed in the event that you are not home.
     
  • In the event that the gathered mail surpasses your post box size, your postal worker will leave a PS Form 3849 - We ReDeliver for You! furthermore, return the flood mail to your nearby Post Office area for pickup.
     
  • There is a multi day time span in which to get mail toward the finish of a USPS Hold Mail administration demand. If not got by this cutoff time, it will be come back to sender. In the event that your conveyance doesn't continue as mentioned please Contact Us.

How to get package when USPS Hold Mail request ends?

USPS Hold mail request stays for minimum of 3 days and a maximum of 30 days. You can take your mail or package at your local Post Office location or your letter-carrier can deliver your mail on the ending date you specify.

  • You should introduce one of the Acceptable Forms of Identification in the event that you decide to get your mail.
  • In the event that you get your gathered mail face to face, standard mail conveyance will continue the following Postal business day.
     
  • On the off chance that you decide to have your postal worker convey your gathered mail, just the mail that will fit in your mail repository will be conveyed in the event that you are not home.
     
  • In the event that the gathered mail surpasses your post box size, your postal worker will leave a PS Form 3849 - We ReDeliver for You! furthermore, return the flood mail to your nearby Post Office area for pickup.
     
  • There is a multi day time span in which to get mail toward the finish of a USPS Hold Mail administration demand. If not got by this cutoff time, it will be come back to sender. In the event that your conveyance doesn't continue as mentioned please Contact Us.

What are the different alternatives when you are on Vacation ?

Whenever you go for the holidays, business trips, or anywhere else what you do with your mail and packages? Do you hold your mail before going for the vacations? If not, then start holding because it’s the easiest method to avoid mail loss.

USPS Hold mail service is a special service for USPS users. In this service, A user can stop the delivery of his USPS Shipment for a particular period of time. This service is commonly used by people when they are out of town.

Some people don’t believe in service. They prefer leaving their package with neighbour but It is wrong. You may ask your neighbor to receive the package on your behalf but the safety and privacy of the shipment is your responsibility, Due to this reason, USPS decided to launch this service for USPS users.

Most of the time people face problems when they come back from the vacations. They find their mailboxes full of mail. Sometimes, the weather makes it more complicated. You find that the important mail is getting soaked because of rain and some are missing too. You may take some steps to avoid these issues. Some useful pieces of advice are given below:

  • In the first alternative, You can hold your USPS Mail by contacting the nearest USPS post office.
  • You can also opt-in for this service by using the Internet. It is a fast and secure way of ensuring that your Mails are on hold
  • Contacting your neighbor to pick up the mails from your Mailbox.

How Change Of Address Affects Hold Mail?

The address change and holding the mail have two different affects on each other. When someone changes mail address, then he/she requests USPS to change his/her address in the database and forward all the mail and packages to the new address. If you are requesting for these two different things then you have to keep in mind few more things which are as follows:

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Hold Mail with the Active Change of Address (COA):

  • If the holding request is for new/current address: Submit the hold request normally.
  • If the holding request is for the old/previous address and you are currently living at that old address: In this case, the customer has to cancel the mail forwarding order before submitting the holding request.
  • If the holding request is for the old/previous address and you don’t live/reside there: In this case, you may NOT submit the holding request.

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Hold Mail with the COA submitted later:

  • The Change of Address order overrides the Hold Mail request if a customer submits the request for the hold mail and then submit the COA. All the held mail at the post office will be forwarded to the new address.

What are the limitations for Hold Mail?

USPS holds undelivered mail for 15 days. If you don’t visit the post office to collect your mail/package within 15 days, then your mail will be returned to its sender and if there isn’t any information about the sender on the envelope or package, then it will be sent to the lost mail department.
There are main limitations and restrictions of USPS Mail holding services as per the following :-

  • Anyone can only submit the request up to 30 days in advance.
  • USPS will only hold your mail for a minimum duration of 3 days.
  • The maximum duration of the request if 30 days.
  • If any customer wants to hold their mail for more than 30 days, then contact the local post office.
  • The postal service will hold the undelivered mail for fifteen days and then it will return all the undelivered mail back to its sender.
  • After the 15 days of holding the undelivered mail if any mail is received then it will be treated as undelivered and will be returned to sender.
  • If you want to edit or modify the request and you don’t have the confirmation number then you will have to visit the local post office and still if you are unable to visit the post office then you will need to call your local post office.
  • The authorized third party for picking up the held mail has to show the photo ID at the post office.
  • Only the person living at the address and the authorized agent can request for the mail hold.
  • If you pick up the held mail earlier than the original Hold Mail end date, then the “HOLD” will be canceled automatically and the delivery will resume on the next Postal Business Day.
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