Post Office Change of Address

Complete your Post Office change of address online

post office change of address
post office change of address

Post Office Change of Address

If you’re moving home the chances are you will want to do a Post Office change of address. 

In this article we will show you how to change address with the Post Office (and all of your accounts) online at no charge.

 

In this article we will cover:

  • o How to change your address with the Post Office 
  • o How to update your address across all of your accounts (Council, DVLA, Water Loyalty etc…) online
  • o How to set-up a mail re-direction
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post office change of address UK

Post Office Change of Address UK

There are two ways to stop all of your mail going to the wrong place. 

The old way of completing a Post Office Change of Address UK was by purchasing a Royal Mail Redirection. This costs between £36.99 – £66.99, dependant upon how many months you redirect for (3 or 6).

However, thanks to new moving home technology you no longer need to pay this. You can actually update your address across all of your accounts (Council, Water, Boots, Tesco, DVLA etc…) using SlothMove’s moving home portal.

The simplest way to  complete a Post Office Change of Address UK is:

  • o Go to SlothMove’s moving home portal
  • o Enter your new address, such as your previous and new address
  • o Select who needs to know you’re moving home (Council, Water, DVLA, Boots, Tesco, Charity’s etc…)
  • o Click submit and SlothMove will update your address automatically
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SlothMove will update your address across all of your accounts automatically, giving you one less thing to worry about.

 

Update Address With Post Office

Update Address With Post Office (Royal Mail)

You can also pay for an automatic mail redirection service. This service will ‘re-direct’ any mail coming from the address you specify to another specified address. You pay for this in batches of 3, 6 or 12 month periods.

Below is the Royal Mail pricing schedule for redirecting your mail as of 2020

Length Cost Add Additional
3 Months
£33.99
£8
6 Months
£46.99
£9
12 Months
£66.99
£10

You are always able to pay for this option to complete your post office change of address. However. it’s important to remember that the re-direction is only temporary and will last only as long as you pay for it. If you use an online change of address service, you can update all of your companies and help them keep the correct address. Aside from being free, it’s also better to have their address updated at the source with the companies and institutions you use. 

Click below to complete your address change; we can help you set-up a Royal Mail re-direction, too.

 

Can you redirect mail for free?​

Can you redirect mail for free?

Yes, SlothMove enables you to redirect mail for free. You can update your address across all of your companies and institutions (DVLA, TV Licencing, NHS, HMRC, loyalty cards, Charities etc…) by filling-out one form. It takes less than five minutes and doesn’t cost anything. This means you no longer have to pay for a Post Office change of address, thanks to SlothMove’s new moving home technology.

Can I change my address online for free?​

Can I change my address online for free?

Absolutely, SlothMove now enables you to change your address online for free. It takes just under 5 minutes and is very easy to use. You can update your address across all of your accounts. This also includes your Post Office change of address UK. This used to be something which you would have to pay for, but SlothMove has disrupted the market by making it free.

What’s more, it solves the issue at the root cause rather than doing a re-direction. If you’re wondering ‘Can I change my address online for free?’ – with SlothMove you can. SlothMove was created to change the way the UK moves home for good by making the whole process simple. transparent and lower cost. Post office address changes is something SlothMove provided at no charge. Once you have completed your home move, you can explore more on moving home hacks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the Post Office charge for a change of address?

This is a misnomer, the Post Office doesn’t actually hold your address – it is you that changes your address. Royal Mail charges £28 – £68 for re-direction services, whereas SlothMove will update your address directly with the companies – and that’s free of charge.

How to do a change of address at the Post Office

The simplest (and free) way to do a change of address at the post office is:

  • o Head over to SlothMoves online moving home platform
  • o Enter your details (name, previous address, new address)
  • o Select who you’d like to update your address with (DVLA, HMRC, Council, Water, Loyalty Cards, Charities, TV Licencing etc…)
  • o Click submit and SlothMove will update everyone automatically

Does it cost to change your address with the Post Office?

Thanks to SlothMove’s new technology, it no longer costs anything to change your address with the Post Office. SlothMove can help you inform all of your companies that you’re moving home at no cost. It takes just under 5 minutes to complete.

How do I redirect a letter?

The easiest way to redirect a letter is by changing address with the person/company themselves.

  • o Head over to SlothMove
  • o Enter your previous and new address
  • o Select which letter you would like to redirect by choosing which companies to inform
  • o Click submit (it’s free) and SlothMove will update your address for you automatically, redirecting your letter.
Completing Post Office Address Changes

Completing Your Post Office Change of Address

Following this article, you should have a clear understanding on how to complete your Post Office change of address simply online. It takes only a few minutes and isn’t something you need to pay for. When moving home it’s important to move your accounts with you and let everyone know that you’ve moved. This will stop your mail going to the wrong address and falling into the wrong hands. We have a full guide on how to redirect mail here.

 

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