12th Apr 2021
It is mandatory for anyone who intends to rent a P.O. box, postal mailbox, or virtual mailbox in the United States to fill out USPS Form 1583. It may seem confusing and rather messy the first time you look at it. The material below will help you better understand what the USPS Form 1583 is for and how to fill it out correctly for your mail forwarding service or PO Box rental.
CMRA (Commercial Mail Receiving Agency) is basically any type of private organization that conducts mail operations on behalf of individuals and/or businesses, separate from the national postal administration of the United States. These companies may also receive large parcels in addition to standard mail which can be essential to businesses that deal with physical packages on the regular basis.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) obligates all Commercial Mail Receiving Agencies (CMRAs), like Clevver, to demand a notarized USPS Form 1583 from customers to provide their services.
The purpose of this form is to verify the identity of the individual and to obtain official consent for CMRA (Clevver) to receive and manage mail on the client’s behalf.
For USPS Form 1583, two forms of identification must be submitted to online notaries during the notarization session — a primary photo ID and a secondary ID with your home address. There is a strictly limited list of documents that can be presented. Here's a list of those ones you can use safely:
The USPS Form 1583 can be completed using the following programs Adobe Acrobat, PDFFiller, cloud-based PDF editor, or Adobe Reader.
To complete the USPS Form 1583, one should fill in 16 sections:
If you are a US resident, most local banks have an employee who is also a notary public. Other possible ways to handle this task are to contact independent contractors in your city in person or online services that will notarize your documents remotely. The experts at Clevver can help you with notarizing your USPS Form 1583 online when you apply for a virtual mailbox.
If you aren’t a US resident and need the services of a notary public, you can refer to your local consulate. It is possible that also you may need to talk to an international law attorney. Contact us for more details.
Yes, in order for a commercial mail acceptance agent to forward mail to your residence, you must provide this form along with proof of your identity.
Your provider must inform you of all foreseen and unforeseen changes on this subject via email and/or in your postal mailbox as well.
Considering that a personal notarized form 1583 is required to obtain a virtual mailbox, it means that only the applicant (one natural person, the designated person on behalf of the company or company name) who has filled out the form can use the mailbox. It's a good idea to consult the rules from the USPS website to be up-to-date.
Every mailbox address provided by Clevver is a real address. All mail is actually sent to the address you see when you register your virtual mailbox. Our specialists scan all mail so that you can view it later in the app and decide what you want to do with it.
It's a great solution for the following groups of people:
Using a virtual mailbox allows you to make mail processing streamlined, cost-effective, and time-saving. Virtual mailbox services are extremely easy to use. They are especially well-suited for small, start-up, or remote businesses.
The USPS Form 1583 is an essential step for getting a virtual mailbox in the US. We've made the method of its processing very easy for domestic and international applicants. At Clevver, the form can be notarized right from your computer. All you need is access to a webcam and the 2 necessary identification documents.
We offer comprehensive virtual mailbox services. You will be happy to know that the price for this service starts at only 5.95 Euros/month! (Prices may vary from location to location). When you cooperate with us, you can receive a prestigious mailing address in 80+ cities around the globe. Our virtual mailbox service is a team of well-trained professionals and an advanced digital platform for receiving and forwarding your mail. For more information about a virtual mailbox from Clevver, click here.