The postal service has different time limits depending on the mail being sent.
The majority of your mail will be forwarded for 12 months, including First Class Mail, Priority Mail, and First-Class Package services.
This gives you a year to update your address with your friends, family, bank, and other businesses.
What mail does USPS not forward?
If you don’t have a current forwarding order (change of address) it will be returned with the reason of non-delivery. Standard mail is not forwarded unless it is endorsed Forward Service Requested. That includes all types of standard mail; letters, flats(catalogs) and parcels.
Does mail forwarding work for UPS?
USPS does not forward packages for UPS, Amazon, and fedEX. I would recommend using a third party service for mail and package forwarding for future plans.
How many extra days does it take to get forwarded mail?
How long does it take for my mail to be forwarded? We’d recommend filing your change of address form at least 2 weeks prior to your move as it typically takes the USPS between 7-12 business days to process mail forwarding requests.