There are different reasons why people end up having to get with the USPS to cancel a request for a change of address. Perhaps you were going to move, submitted the request ahead of time, but things changed. Even more often is the situation where people are riding an open-ended temporary change of address and need to cancel it when they return home. If you enter a stop date ahead of time, then you can just let the change of address expire revert back to your mail going to your original address.

Travel Plans

However, there are those times when travel plans change. Maybe you actually did input the stop date, but the stop date has changed. Maybe you are returning early. Let’s say that you were going to stay longer. If that were the case, you don’t have to cancel your change of address request. What you would want to do is edit the request. You can push the date out, as long as it’s not for longer than 12 months. Realize, too, that when submitting any temporary change of address, magazines are only forwarded for 60 days.

If you don’t want to edit the request but instead cancel it, you can do so from the same menu. All you do is go to the same place online that you submitted your request. You look up the request and make the changes, piece of cake. The USPS doesn’t make everything simple, but it sure is simple to handle this type of situation online. They are moving more and more online, but you have to remember that they handle physical mail. Not all of their services can be handled online, but you sure can cancel a change of address using their site.

Visiting The USPS Website

While you are there, check out everything else that you can do when visiting the USPS website. You will surely know how to edit or cancel a change of address request online. If you have never had to do that before, it would make you wonder how people had to take care of a situation like that before online services were available.

You can in fact still take care of a change of address request, a modification and a cancellation in person at the post office. Why would you want to do that though when it’s so easy to handle online. The only problem with submitting your request online is that you will have to pay the $1 fee that the post office charges for identity verification purposes. Other than that, it is very convenient, and you’re going to enjoy getting done with everything so quickly.

Next time you have business with the post office, you are likely to visit their website to see if it can be taken care of online. Anything that keeps you out of the line at the post office would be a win for sure. For now, it’s time to take care of modifying or cancelling that change of address so that you make sure you get your mail. For more details visit