The USPS Postal Consent 1583 form can look confusing, but this article will help you understand what exactly is the USPS 1583 Form and how to fill it out properly.
Why You Need to Complete USPS Form 1583
The United States Postal Service (USPS) regulates how your mail can be received and handled. As a commercial mail receiving agents (CMRAs), PostScan Mail is required by the USPS to follow its outlined procedures. USPS Form 1583 authorizes a CMRA to receive mail on the customer’s behalf and a completed form is required before anyone can give you a mailbox.
Let’s Get Started
Don’t have a pre-generated copy of the Form 1583? We got you covered. You can download this editable PDF directly from USPS and manually insert the information. Once you are done, you can either upload it to our online notary partner or print it out to get notarized.
Filling Out Form 1583
In general, the form can be completed in a few short minutes once you have all the required information in front of you. So, let’s get started and start filling out your form. Below you will see a step-by-step guide on what exactly needs to be put down in the corresponding boxes.
Optional Business Information
If you are linking a business to your mailbox, you must fill out boxes 9–14.
Notarize Form 1583
As mentioned previously, you will need to have the USPS 1583 Form notarized for us to be able to accept it. The notary should sign box 15 of the form or provide a certification on a separate piece of paper.
PostScan Mail offers you the convenience of having your 1583 Form notarized via webcam through our partner NotaryCam. They will also send the notarized form directly to us, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
If you choose to find a notary on your own, notaries can be found almost everywhere. Courthouses and banks normally have an in-house notary, or you can use your preferred search engine to find notaries in your area.
Bonus tip: Some banks offer free notary service to their existing customers. You may want to check with your bank first.
Send Form 1583 to PostScan Mail
There are a couple of ways for you to forward your notarized 1583 Form to us.1. By mail: Send the original copy (NOT a photocopy) along with your photocopied IDs to PostScan Mail at:
Att: Account Setup
700 N. Valley St. Ste B,
Anaheim CA 92801
We will submit the original to USPS and keep a copy for our records.
2. Use NotaryCam: As mentioned above, if you choose to notarize your form with NotaryCam, they will send the notarized form to us directly.
List of Acceptable IDs
The following are a list of acceptable forms of identification that you can use to complete your 1583 Form.
Unfortunately, social security cards, credit cards, and birth certificates are NOT acceptable forms of identification.
Now, for us to receive your mail, you are going to have your mail forwarded to the new PostScan Mail address that you chose when you first setup your account. The process is straightforward and can be completed by choosing one of the following options.
You can either:
Submit a change of address form online with the USPS. We have made it easy for you and provided you the link here.
Notify your senders of your new PostScan Mail address
Congratualtions, once you have completed the steps above, you are finished fully setting up your account. You can now take a back seat and we will take care of the rest. You are on your way to fully experiencing the many benefits that PostScan Mail offers. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 1 (800) MAIL-866 or click on the "Contact Us" box located in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.
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