Updated on September 14th, 2022

As we all know, post offices in the United States provide mail-forwarding postal service, which allows you to change your address. Of course, you can forward your mail to a temporary address, and you can cancel this service anytime, but the first question that comes to your mind is, “do I have to undergo the hassle of going to a post office before I can cancel my change of address?” Don’t worry if you’ve filed an official change of address with the USPS and you’d like to view, edit, cancel, change of address, or extend; you can easily visit the USPS website to make those changes.

How to view, edit, cancel or extend a USPS Change-of-Address Order?

Now you might be wondering, how can I cancel mail forwarding? Below are the simple steps to follow and cancel your mail forwarding with USPS.

Step 1: Making the change

  •  Visit the USPS change of address cancellation page (managemymove.usps.com
  •  Enter your confirmation code and new zip code
  • When you initially filed your change of address order, check your email to see if you’ve received a USPS confirmation code. You’ll need this confirmation code to complete the process. However, if you’ve already filed a change of address order by mail, you should have received a printed letter with the confirmation code
  •  If you don’t have your confirmation code, you’ll need to go to the post office



Step 2: Specifying the change

Once you’ve inserted your zip code and confirmation code, you’ll be redirected to a page where you can specify the changes you want to make. 

This page contains the USPS mail forwarding cancellation form, which allows you to make any edits to your original change of address order. Additionally, you can request to cancel your change of address if you’re back to your residential address so that USPS stops mail forwarding to you. You can also extend your change of address order for up to a year. 

Step 3: Disputing a change

If you’ve received a notification of a change of address order from USPS and you’re not moving and didn’t apply for a change of address, you’ll need to file a dispute with USPS. You should have already received a key printed on the front of the Official USPS Change-of-Address Validation Letter. 

  •  Go to the file a dispute page 
  • Enter the zip code that’s written on the change of address validation letter
  •  Click on ‘Get started.’

Here’s Where PostsScan Mail Comes in Handy

At Postscan mail, we offer real US street mailing addresses of many cities around the nation. So, if you’re looking for an address to be receiving your mail when you’ve moved out or if you’re looking for a permanent mailing address for personal use or your business, we’ve got you covered! 

Once we receive your mail, we’ll automatically scan and upload it to your virtual mailbox; you’ll then be able to log in and view all your mail and packages delivery. You can choose to shred, open, recycle or forward the physical mail item to your address. It’s convenient, interactive, and gives you 100% control over your mail deliveries. Moreover, you can walk into any of our US mailing addresses and pick up your mail. 

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Below are some of the most commonly asked questions by consumers about How to Cancel USPS Mail Forwarding

To stop USPS mail forwarding, follow these steps: 

It takes seven to ten working days for your USPS mail forwarding cancellation request to be processed. Within this period, your mails may still be redirected to the temporary address because the staff might have handled the mail before processing your cancellation request.

If you don’t have your confirmation code and you wish to cancel your mail forwarding service, visit your local post office and inform the staff that you’d like to cancel your mail forwarding, but you’ve lost your confirmation code. The clerks will help you do it. 

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