Mail will come to the new address even if addressed to the old one for a specific period of time. You are responsible for contacting anyone who sends you mail and change your address with them during this time. After that time period is up mail in your name will no longer be diverted to the new address. (trust me I *still* get mail for the old owners of my house and I have been here for 8yrs :/
you have to contact everyone that sends you mail and change your address on file with them. notify your local post office of the change as well. so they can forward all mail from the old addy to the new one.
no, the change of address form helps but you still have to do it yourself when it comes to the important mailers. everyone that sends official and billing mail, those are examples of important mailers.
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Last edited at 12:54AM on 9/11/2013
yes, for 1 year. but keep in mind that if a bill collector you haven't given your new address to goes to the post office asking for your address, they will give it to them (libraries will give out your address too)
You should send a change of address form to everyone who sends you mail - credit cards, banks, magazine subscriptions, insurance companies, memberships (like AAA), etc. If all you do is send it to the post office, they will redirect your mail for a year, then start returning it to the sender. You need to notify everyone who sends you mail to change the address they put on the mail. This will take many change of address cards, and you won't think of everyone, so keep a supply handy to send each time you get something that was forwarded by the Post Office.