Complete a change of address form. Not following through with your change of address could cost you money! With online bill pay, notifying companies and people of your new address might feel like a relic of times past, but this checklist will walk you through the essentials for a smooth move.
As part of out-processing, most service members will need to verify their local accounts are closed. From cable to the library to voter registration, there are a number of things that can fall between the cracks when it’s time to change your address as part of your PCS.
What happens if you don’t follow through on this step? It can get expensive when the last bill doesn’t reach you after your move and goes to collections. Too often, you won’t realize you forgot to change your address until you need to access an account.
Tip: If you use AHRN.com to find your home before you move, you can file your change of address with USPS.gov to start four or five days before you move and minimize the mail you miss.
Leave Your New Address With
- Power company
- Water provider
- Trash service
- Any off post medical professionals (dentist, optometrist)
Where to change your address
- United States Postal Service
- Voter Registration
- Spouse Employer (for tax documents & final paychecks)
- Credit Card Companies
- Life insurance
- Car insurance
- Rental insurance
- Any Streaming Services (ie., Netflix)
- Veterinarian (if you have pets)
- Magazine subscriptions
If you have kids
- Youth Organizations (Scouts/Sports/etc)
Save time and money!
AHRN.com now offers a new Home Services feature to research Internet/TV/Phone service providers available at your new dusty station. Home Services aggregates all provider information and rates to it’s easy to do a side by side comparison of your Internet/TV/Phone options.