How to Cancel/Modify USPS Mail Forwarding

USPS forwarding mail service is used to forward mail from one address to another address but many people don’t know how to change USPS mail forwarding or what is the exact process through which we can cancel or modify USPS mail forwarding.

So if you are going out for a vacation that takes more than one month so you need this service. In this, you need to fill the official USPS address changing form that you will get online and for that you just have to bear the cost of 1$.

The process can be done offline as you have to approach to your nearest post office but the process is little time consuming at the same time if you have cancelled your plan than also you can cancel anytime on the online portal.

So in this article we will help you out in changing USPS mail forwarding so it is advised to read this article till end if you want to know the complete process.

How to cancel USPS mail forwarding

The very first thing you need to find the confirmation code that is written in the confirmation mail that is sent after you place your mail forwarding request and after that we have the step by step suggestion that will help you in cancelling USPS mail forwarding.

Step 1:  First of all, you have to go to the official website of USPS and then click on Track and manage option.

Step 2: Select the option “Change of address”

Step 3: In the new page, select the option saying “Have you already change the address”

Step 4: On this page, you have to put the confirmation code that we have written in the confirmation mail or if you apply offline then it should be written on the receipt.

Step 5: Click on the submit button and it will take to the next page.

Step 6: There are list of options that you will get on this page and you can edit mail forwarding start and end date, phone number, email address, cancel change of address. So you need to pick any one of them that you want to change but here you have to select the last option i.e. cancel the change of address and after a single popup your mail forwarding will be cancelled.

Step 7: Print the cancellation receipt for record and confirmation.

What happen if you lost your confirmation number?

If you lost your confirmation number or don’t find anywhere then you don’t need to worry. So here is what you have to do in that situation

You have to go to post office and consult them regarding this problem and then you have to verify your identity (You need a strong identity proof for confirmation) and after that you need to fill a form and then they will provide you confirmation code.


The confirmation code is the strong pass code that will help in cancelling your mail forwarding service and if you don’t have it, then it will be very hard to change the options on the online portal. So it is advised to keep your confirmation mail safe so that you will not face the situation.

We hope that these steps will help you to cancel or modify USPS mail forwarding and if you still want to know something about this matter then you may feel free to ask.

We are more than happy to assist you!

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