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ACCEPTABLE IDs
FOR MAILBOX

What is the USPS Form 1583?

The USPS Form 1583 authorizes a Commercial Mail Receiving Agency (CMRA) to receive mail for someone else. It's necessary for anyone renting a Private Mailbox (PMB), like a virtual mailbox. This form helps the USPS track users of these services to prevent illegal activities.

Where do I get a copy of the USPS Form 1583?

You can download the most recent USPS Form 1583, updated in April 2023, from the USPS website. While the form is free to download, there's a notarization fee involved when submitting it to your CMRA. However, if you choose to visit the location in person and fill out the form there, you can avoid the notary fee.

Where do I get a copy of the USPS Form 1583?

You can download the most recent USPS Form 1583, updated in April 2023, from the USPS website. While the form is free to download, there's a notarization fee involved when submitting it to your CMRA. However, if you choose to visit the location in person and fill out the form there, you can avoid the notary fee.

Updated USPS Form 1583 (April 2023)

USPS recently released an updated version of Form 1583. The Postal Service updated the form to align with the recent changes in their Domestic Mail Manual. These changes aim to better collect and manage information from the form using an electronic database (CMRA Customer Registration Database).

The new form makes it easier for Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies to process the application and information of their PMB customers digitally.

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Comparison of the new versions of USPS Form 1583

Changes of New USPS 1583 Form

What Do I Need to Complete the USPS Form 1583?

When you open a mailbox, two current forms of ID are required.

One must be a photo ID. The other must include your physical address.

(ref) https://faq.usps.com/s/article/Acceptable-Form-of-Identification

Acceptable Photo ID:

  • U.S. State/Territory/Tribal Driver’s or Nondriver’s ID Card

  • Passport

  • Uniformed Service ID

  • Certificate of Naturalization

  • U.S. Access Card

  • U.S. Permanent Resident Card

  • Matricula Consular (Mexico)

  • NEXUS (Canada)

  • U.S. University ID Card

Acceptable Address ID: An acceptable secondary form of identification, traceable to the bearer, is required to verify the validity of the address provided when you apply or request certain products and services. The following acceptable non-photo forms of current identification can be used:​
 

  • U.S. State/Territory/Tribal Driver’s or Nondriver’s ID Card (*If used as a Photo ID, it cannot be reused as an Address ID. You must select a different type of identification for each purpose.)

  • Home or Vehicle Insurance Policy

  • Vehicle Registration Card

  • Current Lease

  • Mortgage or Deed of Trust

  • Voter Card

■ Note: Utility bill, Social Security cards, credit cards, health insurance card, and birth-certificates are not acceptable forms of ID.

Each individual and/or business owner (with up to 5 total names*) receiving mail addressed to them or their business will need to fill out this 1-page form (USPS FORM 1583) in person at our store in Encino or have it signed by a notary public and then physically mailed to us along with copies of identification that were used.

Please mail to:
Bizzy Box
16060 Ventura Blvd. #110
Encino, CA 91436

 

Or come by our store:
9:00am to 5:30pm Mon- Fri
10:30am to 2:00pm Sat.

*Your mailbox term will start only after we have received all required documents. Mails received before all processing is completed will be returned to sender or disposed.

How Do I Process the USPS Form 1583 if I’m Not a U.S. Resident?

If you're not a U.S. resident and need to notarize your USPS Form 1583, the easiest and most reliable way is to use our online notary service. Foreign IDs are accepted as long as they correspond to one of the abovementioned IDs and are in English.

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