Reserve a P.O. Box
A P.O. Box or post office box is a type of personal mailbox that is located inside of a post office. You can access it for P.O. Box mail forwarding especially when traveling for a short period of time. If you are traveling for more than a month or relocating then you will be required to request for change of address or you can opt for virtual mailboxes like the ones offered by IncParadise. Some post office boxes can be accessed 24×7 while others can be accessed during a time duration specified by the local post office. So, what is the process for reserving P.O. Boxes?
Steps to reserve a P.O. Box
In order to reserve a P.O. Box for mail forwarding, there are certain steps to be followed. It is important to note that different carriers will have different forms or processes of registration for P.O. Box mail forwarding. The steps are:
The first step is to identify a carrier and the locations for their post office boxes.
Identify what sizes are offered for P.O. Box mail forwarding. Choosing a size is important if you are expecting to receive magazines or packages along with mail. Again, the size of boxes varies with different carriers and all sizes will not be available in all of the locations.
Once you have identified the size and location, you need to apply for a new account in order to reserve a P.O. Box. You will be required to furnish specific details like name on the account, payment period (like 6 months), auto renewal facility, and any additional services.
Once you have identified the size and location, you need to apply for a new account in order to reserve a P.O. Box. You will be required to furnish specific details like name on the account, payment period (like 6 months), auto renewal facility, and any additional services. If you are ordering a P.O. Box mail forwarding with the local post office then you will be required to fill and submit PS Form 1093 and Customer Agreement form.
NOTE: You will need to show two acceptable forms of identification (issued in the USA) like passport and driver’s license.
You will need to make the payment for the post office box on the basis of the period selected. You will be provided the keys for your P.O. Box upon validation.