How to Send Certified Mail?
Sending USPS certified mail helps to send important mail, including confidential documents, to the intended destination. Proceed with the following step-by-step instructions to send certified mail from Post Office.
- Visit a local post office directly.
- Get a certified mail form 3800.
- The certified mail form has a barcode that helps to track your mail through the USPS.
- Also, this form contains a perforated receipt. It is proof that you have mailed the item.
- Provide all the required information.
- Note: Make sure to enter the recipient’s name and the address correctly.
- Paste the correct postage at the upper-right portion of the envelope.
- The sticker can be pasted to the left of the address section on a package.
- Pay for services that include a fee for USPS certified and return receipt.
- Note: You can send first-class and priority mail via certified mail.
- First-class mail – It includes envelopes and packages that weigh less than 13 ounces.
- Priority mail – It offers timely and expedited fashion delivery. Mostly, the mail will be delivered within two to three days.
- If you prefer a Restricted delivery service, you have to endorse the respective column on the certified mail form.
- Decide whether you want to pay for the return receipt service.
- You can get the receipt via email or snail mail.
- Collect your receipt that has been stamped with the mailing date and keep it in a safe place.
- Access the official postal service page.
- Check when and whom the certified mail was delivered.
- The recipient has to sign for the certified mail. The post office keeps the recipient’s signature record.
- Note: You can even send a certified mail online.