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Premium Forwarding Service

TAKE YOUR MAIL WITH YOU

 Taking a long vacation? Or an out-of-town assignment? Make sure you don’t miss any bills or other important mail. For a weekly fee, we’ll hold your mail, package it up, and reship it to you each week by Priority Mail®.

With the Postal Service’s Premium Forwarding Service (PFS), customers can continue receiving their mail while they’re away from home and living at temporary residences anywhere in the U.S.

Customers can use PFS from 15 days to one year. For a one-time enrollment fee and an additional weekly flat fee, USPS will package and reship a customer’s mail by Priority Mail once each week. 

Premium Forwarding Service®

Here’s how Premium Forwarding Service (PFS®) works…

  • Pay $15.00 to enroll in the service and $15.25 for each week you have your mail reshipped.
  • Most mail is bundled and sent to you every Wednesday via Priority Mail, our 2- to 3-day service. Any Express Mail® is automatically rerouted directly to you.
  • Priority Mail items are reshipped right away or included in your weekly shipment as long as their delivery wouldn’t be delayed.
  • First-Class Mail® mailpieces that don’t fit in the weekly shipment are rerouted separately at no extra cost.
  • PFS is a temporary service that can be used from 15 days up to 1 year. 

Some packages will arrive at the temporary address with postage due…

  • Standard Mail® pieces are included in a weekly shipment if they fit. Otherwise, they’re shipped postage due at the 1 lb. Parcel Post® price.
  • Parcel Post, Bound Printed Matter, Media Mail®, and Library Mail pieces aren’t included in Premium Forwarding Service shipments. They are shipped postage due with the service originally used to send them.

To sign up, go to PFS Online™ or stop by your local Post Office with two forms of ID and evidence of residence at the primary address.

If you sign up online, you pay for the service with a credit card. The $15.00 enrollment fee must be paid when you sign up, but weekly installment fees of $15.25 are processed as recurring payments. Your first recurring payment is processed on the start date and, thereafter, recurring payments are processed each Wednesday until your requested end date. The PFS Online option is not currently available for PO Box addresses. Please note that you may only make changes to a PFS Online order if your initial request was submitted online.

Customers can enroll online at usps.com or at their local Post Offices. Customers who enroll online must also update or pay for PFS online.

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