How do you set up a US mail forwarding service?

One of the most popular US mail forwarding services is 24/7 Parcel, with locations in the states of Washington and New York.

Setting up a US mail forwarding service is relatively simple. You simply sign up through the website of the service provider.

24/7 Parcel is the option I recommend. They’re primarily a parcel-receiving service, though they have a service for forwarding letter mail as well. Email your desired 24/7 Parcel location to get started. Note that they charge a US$90 annual fee for renting the mailbox, although Prince of Travel readers can get a US$20 discount.

No matter which mail forwarder you choose, you may be asked to fill in a USPS Form 1583, an Application for Delivery of Mail Through Agent. It’s pretty quick and easy to complete.

Also, you want to make sure that your service isn’t listed as a Commercial Mail Receiving Agency by the USPS, since credit card issuers can refuse to send mail to such locations. Use the USPS address lookup tool to verify this. The above three services all satisfy this requirement.

If you’re hoping to set up US credit cards for multiple family members, then you should be able to use the same mail forwarding service for everyone living at your Canadian address and get everyone’s mail forwarded through a single service.


Last updated 15 April 2019. Any questions?
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