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What can I do if I do not have a current address?

If you do not have a MAILING address at the time of job application, you may want to consider using an address of a family member, friend, or religious or social organizations. Another option is General Delivery service that is offered by the U.S. Postal Service.

How does General Delivery work?

Mail addressed to you at General Delivery will be held at the area’s main Post Office for up to 30 days. All you have to do is show your photo ID to pick up your mail. Below is a format and a sample of General Delivery address:


Street address = General Delivery

City, State and Zip Code of your location + Zip Code extension 9999


John Doe
General Delivery
Anytown, NY 12345-9999

Where can you go for more information about General Delivery?

You may speak to any local Post Office associate, call 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777), or visit the U.S. Postal Service.

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