Why USPS requires Form 1583?
It is to protect your own privacy. The form ensures that you, and only authorized parties, are able to access mail that is addressed to you.
USPS requires all Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies (CMRA), like US Global Mail, to collect the notarized document from every customer that intends to have their mail opened, scanned or shipped after we’ve received it at our addresses.
Form 1583 is NOT a change of address
The 1583 Form authorizes US Global Mail to accept mail in your name. It does not change your address with the USPS or tell us where to forward your mail.
To get mail directed to your US Global Mail address, you'll need to notify senders of your new address or file a Change of Address with the U.S. Postal Service.
Why you need 2 ID forms for verification?
To protect your privacy, you need to serve as the applicant on the form. The notary needs to see two forms of ID to verify that you are the applicant listed on the USPS Form 1583.
The information requested on this form is strictly used to complete the USPS form 1583. Your form then will be securely saved as proof that we received your consent to open, scan, ship, or shred mail that’s addressed to you.
Form 1583 for family members
You, your spouse, and your minor children can be on the same form 1583.
Only 1 form of ID is required for minors.
If your children are over 18, USPS requires 2 forms of ID and a signed and notarized 1583 form for each recipient.
Acceptable Forms of Identification
How to notarize your form
A notary is a licensed official who will verify your identity and provide an official stamp on the USPS Form 1583. This stamp (in English or the local language) is required on your Form 1583 for it to be complete.
Some options to get the form notarized include:
- Using a local official, such as an attorney or bank official, who can provide a similar stamp.
- Using an online notary service – this option is for US citizens only.
- Call your country’s US Embassy for the service, if you’re a US citizen.
- Notarize via Skype call with US Global Mail.
Note: Notary services do incur a small fee in most cases.
US Global Mail Support
US Global Mail provides customers with a pre-filled form on your dashboard after signing up.
Along with detailed instructions, live support, and notary services to complete the form.
Contact us here if you have further questions.
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