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    Im sorry I had no idea where to post this so i figured general discussion would be best, move if needed.

    My question is, has anyone gotten their mail forwarded when they moved before? How long do you do this? How exactly does this work? How far in advance should I do this? Do they forward mail by last name? (we have two last names in our household)...

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    You have different options, for my last move I chose to have my mail forwarded for 6 months to the new address, you can also choose to do it for 1 year at a higher cost, as far as I recall you can have mail for upto 5 names forwarded, I think it would be best to let Canada post know about your move as soon as you have an address and a date and you can pick the date when they'll start bringing mail to your new address. Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnaG View Post
    You have different options, for my last move I chose to have my mail forwarded for 6 months to the new address, you can also choose to do it for 1 year at a higher cost, as far as I recall you can have mail for upto 5 names forwarded, I think it would be best to let Canada post know about your move as soon as you have an address and a date and you can pick the date when they'll start bringing mail to your new address. Hope this helps
    thanks so much i have a couple more q's though lol...
    1. how much did the 6 month cost you????
    2. does it go by family name (meaning our last names, or full names?)

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    I'm pretty sure Canada Post requires 30days notice. You can have several names, with different last names forwarded. I had ours and any mail in my maiden name forwarded before. It's not a perfect system though. Some things didn't get forwarded and some that wasn't supposed to be got forwarded (new people's bills!)

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    Here you go!



    And here's their FAQ:



    You can use 4 separate family names on one form.

    Not sure how long it takes to "kick in", but I think when we did our last mail forwarding we did it for 6 months.

    Hope this helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insane View Post
    I'm pretty sure Canada Post requires 30days notice. You can have several names, with different last names forwarded. I had ours and any mail in my maiden name forwarded before. It's not a perfect system though. Some things didn't get forwarded and some that wasn't supposed to be got forwarded (new people's bills!)

    You can do it online now.
    thats odd you would get new ppls bills... :/

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    You can use 4 separate family names on one form.

    Not sure how long it takes to "kick in", but I think when we did our last mail forwarding we did it for 6 months.

    Hope this helps!
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    thank you thank you i will check these links out i tried finding how much it costs but couldnt find anything lol ill check it now

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    oo just checked, $40.00 is decent for6 months i guess... better than i thoughtit would be anyways as i find canadapost rates kinda rediculous.
    thanks so much!!!
    (and i cant do it now because i dont have theaddress yet but ill do it online when i know the address)... thanks so much everyone for all ur help <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by elliott_gyal View Post
    thats odd you would get new ppls bills... :/

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    During one of our many moves, the new tenants who moved into our old place had the same last name as dh. We kept getting all their mail! No matter how many times I wrote, RTS or do not forward I kept getting them. I felt bad cause I knew some of the packages were this guy's work papers.

    Anyways, i went to a postal outlet with his mail, told them it shouldn't hve been forwarded to me. Guess what, I got the same mail a few days later.

    It finally stopped at the end of the 6 month period that I paid for.
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    I've done both the 6 months permanent mail forward and the 3 months temporary mail forward.

    The temporary one is a pain in the butt since I have tried to cancel it 3 times and it shows as cancelled but I'm still not getting my mail. grrr!

    As other posters have said you can up to 4 names on the foward. Just make sure you put your name as it appears on your mail. All of my mail addressed to my name got forwarded but some people sent envies to bargain_hunter_lola (username) which obviously did not get forwarded.

    When I put my last mail forward in they told me it takes up to 5 days for it to start. So, the more time you can give them the better so that some things dont fall through.

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