USPS Hold Mail : Hold Mail service is a safe and easy service specially designed for customers who are either on vacation or are not living at their home address for a period of time. You want to be certain that your mail is protected and secure while you are away from your home for any lengthy periods of time. A request to Hold Mail or USPS Stop Mail can be submitted by the customer in three ways: Hold Mail (https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/ ) at www.usps.com. In this the customer needs to enter your name, address, phone number, email address and click “Check Availability” to check if a Hold Mail is available through the online system or not. If in case the service is not available then you need to submit a hold request using one of the options provided.
Hold Mail (https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/ ) at www.usps.com. In this the customer needs to enter your name, address, phone number, email address and click “Check Availability” to check if a Hold Mail is available through the online system or not. If in case the service is not available then you need to submit a hold request using one of the options provided.
- By submitting a completed PS Form 8076 (http://about.usps.com/forms/ps8076.pdf), Authorization to Hold Mail at your local Post Office facility.
- By calling and USPS contacting 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777) where a representative can assist you and clarify your doubts.
Benefits of the service:
- mail is in reliable hands
- families and friends will not have the burden to take mail out of the mailbox
- no accumulation of mail in the mailbox
- no evidence of the customer’s absence via their mailbox
When the customer completes an online Hold Mail request then a confirmation page will be displayed along with a confirmation number to verify that your request has been accepted. So, this confirmation made for the user is the confirmation number.
Minimum / Maximum lengths of time the Post Office will hold my mail
Hold Mail requests must be for a minimum duration of three days. The maximum duration for Hold Mail requests is 30 days. If you need mail held longer than 30 days, then you can contact your local Post Office.
Holding your personal mail is easy and starts from just $46.45 which can be held for one month. For accessing, you can go through the online service. In the site, you need to provide your proof of identity and then simply click the ‘Hold now’ button. Then, you mail will be kept on hold.
USPS mail hold prices for business and government start from $74.45 and can be held for one month. To access this feature you need to download the form and take it to a post office. You should also carry your proof of identity to the post office. There after you can pick up and complete a form in the store itself.
Extend your Mail Hold service
If you think of extending your Mail Hold, you’ll need the customer reference number found on your receipt or copy of the application form. For online applications, you’ll see this reference number when you log in to your account.
Track Hold Mail
Tracking hold mail is easy as tracking normal mails or packages like USPS tracking. This tracking helps you in knowing the current status of your shipment. US Post Office will hold your mail for minimum 3 days to maximum 30 days. You can track by using USPS customer service or by visiting the near by post office or by mailing them or by tracking online.
Method 1: Online
- You need to visit the official website in case you want you to mail to be tracked through online.
- And then you need to enter your tracking number.
- In the next page, you can find you tracked information.
Method 2: Visit Post Office in Person
One of the methods is to visit the nearest post office in person and fill in a paper form of hold mail and submit it to the postal employee along with the USPS tracking number then they will let you know about the details of your shipment.
Method 3: By Phone
You can even make a call to the Postal Service at 800-275-8777 and request to track US mail hold through the phone. You can then submit your hold mail request through your call and also know the tracked information of your hold mail.
Method 4: By Email
You can also approach tracking of the hold mail by sending an email to the official email address. In the reply mail, you get the tracked information about your hold mail.
USPS Hold Mail Tracking Format
The most common tracking number format is 20 digits (e.g. 9999 9999 9999 9999 9999), or a combination of 13 alphabetic and numeric characters, usually starting with 2 alphabets, following by 9 digits, and ending by ” US” (e.g. EA 888 888 666 US). Some other less common formats may also exist, such as 10 digits and 22 digits.
|Certified Mail||7000 0000 0000 0000 0000 OR 9407 1000 0000 0000 0000 00|
|Global Express Guaranteed||82 000 000 00|
|Priority Mail Express USPS International||EC 000 000 000 US|
|Priority Mail Express||EA 000 000 000 US OR 9270 1000 0000 0000 0000 00|
|Priority Mail International||CP 000 000 000 US|
|Priority Mail||1400 0000 0000 0000 0000 OR 9205 5000 0000 0000 0000 00|
|Registered Mail||RA 000 000 000 US OR 9208 8000 0000 0000 0000 00|
You can notify us up to 30 days in advance or as early as the next scheduled delivery day. Request your start USPS delivery times date by 3 AM ET (2 AM CT or 12 AM PT) on your requested day, Monday—Saturday.
- USPS hours of operation:
- Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8:30 PM ET
- Saturday 8 AM – 6 PM ET
- Closed on Sundays and USPS Holidays
How to Contact USPS
If you feel like contacting the customer care service about your package or if you have a complaint, the best way to contact USPS is to give them a call. Automated information is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Callers can reach the appropriate Postal Inspection Service office by dialing USPS phone number 1-877-876-2455 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in all time zones, and selecting from these options: Mail service issues callers are then directed to 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777)