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As often as my family changes addresses (for me it has been 5 in the past 7 years), I should be an expert. However, when we moved from Texas to California I assumed I had made all the necessary changes to our addresses but forgot the Amazon shipping address I normally used was not updated and sent all of our Christmas presents that year to our OLD address in Texas. MAJOR fail. Do not end up in a situation like me and have to explain to your spouse why we would be opening our presents after Christmas. Here is a simple list of all the places you should make sure to update with your new address after a move!

 

  • Post office: This is the first step to take to changing your address and will allow for 12 months of mail to be forwarded.

  • Banking:
    • Order new checks with your updated address
    • Make sure your credit card and debit card billing addresses are updated
  • Insurance (car, home, renters etc.)

  • Utilities
    • Water
    • Gas
    • Electricity
    • Internet (check for a military clause, for changing or cancelling with no penalty due to new orders)
    • Cable (check for a military clause)
  • Cell phone

  • Driver’s License
    Just because you are moving to a new state doesn’t mean you need a new driver’s license depending on where you claim residency; you just need to update the address on your current license. For example, I have a Texas license with a California address. More about the Residency relief act here.

  • Voter Registration: You want to ensure you receive your absentee ballots in a timely manner!

  • Family and Friends: Tell your friends and family- free change of address announcements

  • Magazine/Periodical subscriptions

  • Shopping/Coupons: Do you receive coupons in the mail? Update your shipping address for the major retailers you want coupons from.

  • Health Care providers: Ensure your old Doctor, Dentist even veterinarian have your new address in case you need records sent.

  • The default ship-to address in the “My Account” section of the online retailers you shop the most (Amazon, for example)

 

I also keep a document on my computer with a list of my previous addresses, (after so many they are hard to remember by heart) this is good to have for background checks and for your reference. It is also good to have a hard copy of this list in your PCS binder.

 

What have I missed? Do you have a lessons learned story (like mine) you can share in the comments?

 

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50 Comments
SeaAggie86
Occasional Visitor

I changed my address on my profile, but noticed that my USAA credit card address wasn't changed.  I called and it was changed for me.  But now I noticed that my check and savings accounts' addresses were not changed either.  What did changing my profile address actually change?

USAA Service
USAA Service

SeaAggie86 - I'd be happy to look into this for you and update the address for your checking and savings accounts. Please give me a moment to review and process your request. Thank you - Tricia

USAA Service
USAA Service

SeaAggie86 - I have updated your checking and savings accounts with the new address. To ensure the address is updated for all of your accounts in the future, you must select the option listed as "Apply new Mailing Address for all Accounts/Products". Thank you for the opportunity to address your concerns. - Tricia

SeaAggie86
Occasional Visitor

Thanks for your help in changing my account addresses.  That option ("Apply new Mailing Address for all Accounts/Products" was not available in the edit address section of the My Profile and Preferences section that I used on the usaa.com website.  

USAA Service
USAA Service

SeaAggie86 - Thank you for bringing this to our attention. When updating the address online, the new address should update for your profile within 1-2 business days. I apologize for the confusion. - Tricia

1 Military Wifey
New Member

Something so SIMPLE as changing MY ADDRESS is being made so difficult by this site!  In the search area I put in "CHANGE ADDRESS".  And what?!?!  There is so SIMPLE answer!

USAA Service
USAA Service

1 Military Wifey, I'm sorry to hear of the frustration you've experienced with trying to change your address online. You'll need to click on your name at the top right-hand side of the page, and then select Profile & Preferences from the drop-down box. Once you're on the Profile and Preferences page, you should see a section that says Address Information with an option to Edit. Enter the new address and follow the prompts to save the changes. I will be sharing your feedback with the appropriate area for further review. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance. Thank you. -Meredith

Dear USAA:

 

Let me help you with your own article.  See if you can tell what I added...

 

USAA:  This is a link to the online form where you can change your address with USAA.  As we are the company that produced this article, operate the website, etc., we thought the first piece of information you as a customer of USAA would like is a link to the address on our website where you can change your address.  Here it is:  XXXXXXX.

 

  • Post office: This is the first step to take to changing your address and will allow for 12 months of mail to be forwarded.

  • Banking:
    • Order new checks with your updated address
    • Make sure your credit card and debit card billing addresses are updated
  • Insurance (car, home, renters etc.)

  • Utilities
    • Water
    • Gas
    • Electricity
    • Internet (check for a military clause, for changing or cancelling with no penalty due to new orders)
    • Cable (check for a military clause)
  • Cell phone

  • Driver’s License
    Just because you are moving to a new state doesn’t mean you need a new driver’s license depending on where you claim residency; you just need to update the address on your current license. For example, I have a Texas license with a California address. More about the Residency relief act here.

  • Voter Registration: You want to ensure you receive your absentee ballots in a timely manner!

  • Family and Friends: Tell your friends and family- free change of address announcements

  • Magazine/Periodical subscriptions

  • Shopping/Coupons: Do you receive coupons in the mail? Update your shipping address for the major retailers you want coupons from.

  • Health Care providers: Ensure your old Doctor, Dentist even veterinarian have your new address in case you need records sent.

  • The default ship-to address in the “My Account” section of the online retailers you shop the most (Amazon, for example)
USAA Service
USAA Service

Great suggestion review from chris, Been there done that myself!! Awesome reminder. Have a fabulous weekend. ~ Lori

Wolfmn
New Member

I tried to change my address online, but it does not find my address and will not allow me to update it.  It is a new construction which is where I am sure the problem is coming from.  How should I proceed or should I just call in to make the change?  Please let me know.

 

Thank you