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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.

What is the USPS Form 1583 (Postal Consent Form) and why do I need to complete it?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) regulates how your mail can be received and handled. As commercial mail receiving agencies (CMRA), PostScan Mail and its partners are required by the USPS to follow its outlined procedures. The USPS Form 1583 authorizes the CMRA to receive mail for you. Without this form, the CMRA is required to return your mail to sender.

Let’s Get Started

The easiest and quickest way to complete the Postal Consent Form is using the Postal Consent Form wizard, which is accessible in your account by going to the USPS form 1583 page in your settings using a desktop or laptop computer. The online wizard will fill out the form for you.

Don’t have a pre-generated copy of the Form 1583?

You can download the form from the link below and fill it out.

Download the USPS Form 1583 

Notarize Form 1583

You will need to have the USPS 1583 Form notarized for us to be able to accept it. You and the notary will sign the form and the notary should provide an All Purpose Acknowledgement.

PostScan Mail offers you the convenience of having your 1583 Form notarized via webcam through our partner Notarize. They will also send the notarized form directly to us if you use the Postal Consent Form Wizard.

If you filled out the form yourself, please contact us so we can create a Notarize transaction for you.

If you choose to find a notary on your own, notaries can be found almost everywhere in the United States. Courthouses and banks normally have an in-house notary, or you can do a quick web search 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 your PostScan Mail address with the following label:

PostScan Mail
Att: Account Setup

We will submit the original to USPS and keep a copy for our records.

2. In Person: Visit your PostScan Mail address (Street Addresses only) and bring the 1583 form with your IDs. Be sure to check the store’s hours or call ahead to check availability. Some locations may charge a fee to notarize the document.

3. Use  As mentioned above, if you choose to use our online notary partner, 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.

  • Valid driver’s license or state non-driver’s identification card
  • Armed Forces, Government, University, or recognized Corporate ID
  • Passport, alien registration card, or certificate of naturalization
  • Current lease, mortgage, or deed of trust
  • Voter or vehicle registration card
  • Home, health, or vehicle insurance policy

Unfortunately, social security cards, credit cards, and birth certificates are NOT acceptable forms of identification.

Change of Address

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

You’re Done!

Congratualtions, once you have completed the steps above, you are finished fully setting up your account.  You can now take a 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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