Jump to content

USPS Forwarding - Can't Renew


joni6577
 Share

Recommended Posts

Does anyone have any recent experience with USPS temporary forwarding? You're supposed to be able to set up temporary forwarding for 6 months, and then have the option to renew for another 6 months.

My 6 month temporary forwarding order is expiring in a few days, but when I go to the USPS web site to renew for another 6 months, it won't let me. If I try to set the expiration date beyond the original 6 months, it says: "The Date to Stop Forwarding Mail cannot be more than 6 months after the Date to Begin Forwarding Mail. You will receive a notice allowing you to extend. Total forwarding time cannot exceed 12 months."

But I have received no such notice, via email or otherwise.

Meanwhile I can't select a new expiration date beyond the original 6 months.

Has anyone recently been successful at doing the 6-month renewal on the web? If so can you explain how you did it?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

My past experience with the USPS web site forced me to use the hard copy card to get my mail forwarded.  The web site was a 50-50 proposition whether forwarding or putting mail on hold.  Simply not reliable.  Worst part was even if the hold/forward was successful, USPS didn't always hold/forward.  Talk about a cluster.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You may have to look into making it a "permanent" change of address.

A few years back, the USPS website worked that way but they seem to have changed it. 
Last fall the website would only allow a temporary change - how can that be if one choose a permanent move?
Prior to that I would make permanent changes and then just change back at the end of travels.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you go to USPS.com and click on "Change My Address" in the "Quick Tools" menu, you're taken to a page where you enter the relevant information. Just below the contact information entry area are the selection buttons for "Temporary" or "Permanent". What I'm not seeing anymore is information regarding renewing a temporary move at the end of the 6 month limit. I haven't tried entering a new temp order with an effective date the day after the previous ending date...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...