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Do I need to complete a Form 1583?
Do I need to complete a Form 1583?

A completed USPS Form 1583 is required by the United States Postal Office (USPS) authorized by a licensed notary to receive postal mail.

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What You Need to Know About the USPS 1583 Form

At MyMalls, we pride ourselves on offering our members a hassle-free service. To keep everything running smoothly, we require members to complete a USPS Form 1583, authorized by a licensed notary.

Anyone shipping mail via MyMalls. Items such as letters, cards, credit card bills, and magazine subscriptions would be considered as mail. However, members who are just receiving packages – such as personal shopping, gifts, and business supplies – don’t need to complete Form 1583. We only need you to send in the form if you’re shipping regular mail with us. 

What is USPS Form 1583?

Essentially, it’s a form that confirms the identity and address of individuals and businesses that use PO boxes in the USA. The United States Postal Service designed the form to make it quick and simple to trace PO box owners, and to close loopholes that may have facilitated illegal activity.

Is USPS Form 1583 difficult to complete?

Not at all. You can check out the form here. Basic data is collected, such as your name, home address, and telephone number. Entrepreneurs need to provide a little more information about their business. 

Which forms of ID will I need to provide, and why?

You’ll be asked to provide two forms of ID, one of which must have a photograph. Examples include:

  • Valid driver's license or state non-driver's identification card

  • Armed forces, government, university, or recognized corporate identification card

  • Passport, alien registration card or certificate of naturalization

  • Current lease, mortgage or Deed of Trust

  • Voter or vehicle registration card, or a home or vehicle insurance policy

Providing ID isn’t anything to worry about; it’s just to verify that your details are correct. 

What should I do once I’ve completed my Form 1583?

The next step is to have your form notarized. You can do this in person or using a licensed online notary. Once your form is notarized, it’s ready to be sent to us!

Need some help with Form 1583? No problem! Reach out to our support squad and we’ll be happy to assist!

Why should I complete my Form 1583?

We can only forward postal mail once you have completed the USPS Form 1583 that is authorized by a licensed notary. This form simply gives us permission to forward mail to your delivery address. This is required by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

Once you forward mail with us, letters get a standard package weight of 1 Lb when it's a normal sized document. For larger documents beyond 1 Lb standard package rates are applied.

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