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.

How to Send Certified Mail

Step 1:

  1. Visit a local post office directly.
  2. Get a certified mail form 3800.
  3. The certified mail form has a barcode that helps to track your mail through the USPS.
  4. Also, this form contains a perforated receipt. It is proof that you have mailed the item.

Step 2:

  1. Provide all the required information.
  2. Note: Make sure to enter the recipient’s name and the address correctly.

Step 3:

  1. Paste the correct postage at the upper-right portion of the envelope.
  2. The sticker can be pasted to the left of the address section on a package.

Step 4:

  1. Pay for services that include a fee for USPS certified and return receipt.
  2. Note: You can send first-class and priority mail via certified mail.
  3. First-class mail – It includes envelopes and packages that weigh less than 13 ounces.
  4. Priority mail – It offers timely and expedited fashion delivery. Mostly, the mail will be delivered within two to three days.

Step 5:

  1. If you prefer a Restricted delivery service, you have to endorse the respective column on the certified mail form.

Step 6:

  1. Decide whether you want to pay for the return receipt service.
  2. You can get the receipt via email or snail mail.

Step 7:

  1. Collect your receipt that has been stamped with the mailing date and keep it in a safe place.

Step 8:

  1. Access the official postal service page.
  2. Check when and whom the certified mail was delivered.
  3. The recipient has to sign for the certified mail. The post office keeps the recipient’s signature record.
  4. Note: You can even send a certified mail online.