Form 1583

WHAT IS USPS FORM 1583?

  • Per United State Postal Service regulations, any person receiving their mail through a Commercial Mail Receiving Agent (CMRA) must fill out a USPS 1583.
  • This form authorizes Texas Home Base to receive our client’s mail.
  • The USPS 1583 must be accompanied with 2 forms of ID for each person receiving mail at your new address.
    • Acceptable forms of ID include:valid driver’s license or state non driver’s identification card; armed forces, government, university, or recognized corporate identification card; passport, alien registration card or certificate of naturalization; current lease, mortgage or Deed of Trust; voter or vehicle registration card; or a home or vehicle insurance policy. 
    • Unacceptable forms of ID include: Social Security cards, credit cards, and birth certificates. 
  • This form also requires that you get it notarized.
    • You should be able to find a local notary either online or at your local courthouse. Also, some banks have notaries available to their customers.
    • If you are out of the country, you may be able to find a notary at the US Embassy or you may use a non-US notary to confirm your identity.
  • These requirements are necessary to ensure that no one is trying to steal your identity.
  • This form does not change your address with the USPS. You will have to fill out a “Change of Address” form at your local Post Office.
  • Your Texas Home Base contract will not begin until we have received this form and the acceptable IDs.