Why the USPS 1583 Form is Needed
In United States, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) regulates how mail can be received and handled. USPS also dictates procedures for all commercial mail receiving agents (CMRAs) such as In Out Parcel to follow. USPS Form 1583 authorizes a CMRA to receive mail on the customer’s behalf. For CMRA to be in compliance of the USPS regulations, the CMRA is required to collect this form on behalf of USPS.
If you never receive packages via USPS, then you do not need to fill out the form. This form is for customers who ship packages (and letter mail) to In Out Parcel via USPS.
I never needed to fill this form out at other mail receiving places before…
The USPS Form 1583 is not new, it was required even back in December 2004, when the form was last revised. It is technically illegal for CMRAs to receive your mail without your explicit permission through the signing of the form. It is a USPS mail compliance requirement for any CRMA to provide any service to you. USPS is now enforcing the USPS Form 1583 requirement, don’t risk having your package rejected at the USPS sorting facility because you didn’t have a form filled out. Each CMRA location is required to collect this form, if you use multiple CMRAs, then you will need to fill out one form per CMRA.
Filling out the form is a one time process and after the USPS 1583 Form submission, you will have no issues with possible rejections of your parcels by USPS and you will be able to fully utilize our facility. Should you decide not to fill out this form, you can opted for our alternative ID Verification form below.
Know Your Customer Policy
The purpose of this policy is to aid in customer identification, package ownership identification, and risk management.
Identity verification procedure requires the User to provide In Out Parcel with government issued identification documents so that In Out Parcel can properly identify the User and packages that belongs to that User.
Identity verification is also used, as part of In Out Parcel’s risk management protocols to minimize, monitor, and control unexpected events. User information will not be shared to 3rd parties and will only be provided to law enforcement as required under the applicable laws and regulations.
Can I still use your service if I dont want to fill out any forms?
- only you can pick up the package. We cannot release this package to anyone other than yourself.
- you can only pickup packages during staffed hours.
- at the service counter, we would need to visually inspect your government issued ID.
- you will not be able to use the automated lockers after hours.
- if the package is already placed in a locker, access will require the assistance of our service agent, simply proceed to the service counter and we can further assist.
- Your account will remain unverified.
Unverified accounts have all of their PINs deactivated after hours and can only pickup packages during our business hours and pickup is limited only to the person that signed up for the account.
I Want Unrestricted Access and All Options Enabled
If you require after hours access to our automated locker system or to allow others to pick up packages on your behalf, you must fill out the USPS-1583 Form or this ID Verification Form to verify your account. We require this information for site safety and security reasons, please refer to our Know Your Customer Policy above. Without one of the above forms completed, your package pick ups will be limited to office hours and can be only picked up by you.
Unverified accounts have all of the package PINs deactivated after hours and only you can pick up packages during our business hours, no other users can pick up on your behalf.
USPS Form or ID Verification Form Submission Methods
1. In Person – This is by far the easiest. Our staff will visually verify your IDs, complete, and submit your form to USPS.
2. Via Email – If you can’t make it during staffed hours, you can submit your form + IDs to firstname.lastname@example.org
When you submit your signed form electronically via email, you must provide a photocopy (or taken by cellphone) of the IDs you used on the form. Ensure the USPS 1583 and the photocopies of the IDs are in compliance of the USPS Form requirements.
Acceptable ID for USPS Form 1583:
- Driver’s License
- Student ID
- Library card
- Corporate ID card
- Care card
- Firearms ID
- Military ID
- Nexus card
Pre-filled USPS 1583 Form
You can download a pre-filled copy here: USPS-1583 Form
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