The USPS Postal Consent 1583 form can look confusing, but this web page should help you to understand what the USPS 1583 Form is exactly and how to fill it out.

What is the USPS Form 1583?

The United States Postal Service (USPS) regulates how your mail can be received and handled. As a commercial mail-receiving agency (CMRA), PostScan Mail and its operators are required by the USPS to collect a notarized copy of this form. The USPS Form 1583 authorizes us to receive mail on your behalf.

Let’s Get Started

The easiest and quickest way to complete the Postal Consent Form is using the USPS Form 1583 wizard, which is accessible within your account by going to Settings > Account Settings > USPS Form 1583. Our online wizard will provide a step-by-step guide for filling out this form and will then allow you to download a PDF for a local notary or to submit it directly to our online notary provider.

Notarize Your USPS 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 need to sign the form and the notary will need to fill out the All-Purpose Acknowledgement.

PostScan Mail offers you the convenience of having your 1583 Form notarized via webcam through our online notary provider, they will also send the notarized form directly to us if you complete your form using our online wizard.

If you filled out the form yourself, please contact us, so we can initiate the online notary transaction for you.

If you choose to find a notary on your own, notaries can be found almost everywhere in the United States. Banks and mail centers will usually have an in-house notary, or you can do a quick web search to find notaries in your area.

Send USPS Form 1583 to PostScan Mail

There are a couple of ways you can forward a copy of the USPS Form 1583 to us.

1. By mail:  Send the original copy (NOT a photocopy) along with your photocopied IDs to our primary processing facility:

PostScan Mail
Att: Account Setup
1950 W Corporate Way
Anaheim, CA 92801

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

2. In Person: Visit your local PostScan Mail address and bring the pre-filled USPS FOrm 1583 form with you along with an ID. Make sure to check the location’s hours or call ahead to ensure they will be available to receive and notarize your form. Some locations may accept the form without a notarization if you come in person and they are able to verify your ID and others will charge a nominal fee to notarize your USPS Form 1583 and then save it in their records.

3. Use Online Notary: If you choose to use our online notary provider, they will send the notarized form directly to us. Make sure to fill out the USPS Form 1583 wizard within your PostScan Mail account under Settings > Account Settings, the last page will prompt you to send it electronically to our online notary provider who will connect you with a live notary via webcam.

List of Acceptable IDs

The following is a list of acceptable forms of identification that you can use to complete your USPS Form 1583.

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

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

Change of Address

In order for us to receive your mail, you will need to inform your senders of your new mailing address or you can file a Change-of-Address order with the USPS. The Change-of-Address process only works in the US and it will only forward your mail for up to 1 year, you will ultimately still have to ensure all of your senders know of your new PostScan mailing address.

If you are subscribing to an address outside of the US or if you are not currently receiving your mail at a US address, you will not be able to submit a Change-of-Address order and you will simply need to inform your senders of your new mailing address.

The process of filing a Change-of-Address order is straightforward and can be completed by choosing one of the following options:

  1. Submit a Change-of-Address form online with the USPS, you can do so by visiting the Official USPS Change-of-Address website.
  2. Inform your senders of your new PostScan Mail mailing address

You’re Done!

Congratulations, once you have completed and notarized your USPS Form 1583 and have either informed your senders of your new mailing address or filed a Change-of-Address order, you will be able to make full use of your new PostScan Mail virtual mailing address.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 1(800) 624-5866 or email Thank you for choosing PostScan Mail and we look forward to receiving your mail and package deliveries.

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