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Royal Mail’s Redirection Service: Ensuring Your Mail Follows You to Your New Address

Moving to a new address can be an exciting but hectic experience, with a never-ending checklist of tasks. Among these, one vital item is ensuring that you notify the Royal Mail of your change of address.

The Royal Mail offers a convenient “Redirection” service that allows your mail to effortlessly accompany you, whether you’re relocating within the UK or moving abroad. This service caters to both personal and business customers.

Why Do You Need to Update Your Address with the Royal Mail?

Updating your address with the Royal Mail is crucial for several reasons:

  1. No Missed Mail: By updating your address promptly, you can ensure that you don’t miss out on receiving essential documents, letters, or notices.
  2. Preventing Fraud: Keeping your personal details current helps protect you from falling victim to fraud, as it ensures your mail reaches you and not the wrong hands.
  3. Exclusive Offers: By keeping your address up-to-date, you’ll receive valuable home mover offers, helping you make the most of your new location.

Is There a Cost for Redirecting Your Post?

Yes, there is a cost associated with redirecting your post, whether it’s within the UK or to an international destination. The fees for redirecting your post for 3, 6, or 12 months start from £36.00. However, the Royal Mail does offer concession prices for certain personal customers, particularly those on Universal Credit or Pension Credit.

What You Need to Redirect Your Post

To successfully redirect your mail, there are a few essential requirements:

  1. Household Information: You will need to provide the names and dates of birth of all household members who require their mail redirected.
  2. Address Details: You must furnish both the old and new addresses, along with their postcodes.
  3. Notice Period: The Royal Mail requires a minimum of 5 working days’ notice regarding when you want your Redirection to commence.
  4. Payment Method: Ensure you have a valid credit or debit card for payment.

How to Redirect Your Post with the Royal Mail

You have two convenient options for redirecting your post:

  1. Online Application: Log in to your Royal Mail account or register online to complete the Redirection form.
  2. In-Person Application: Visit your nearest Post Office to apply and purchase the Redirection service.

It’s important to note that if your application is related to domestic abuse, you should avoid applying at the Post Office. The Royal Mail offers comprehensive guidance on protecting your identity on its website, including terms and conditions, frequently asked questions, and more.

Don’t let the excitement of moving cause you to overlook this essential step. Update your address with the Royal Mail, and ensure that your mail follows you to your new home seamlessly.

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