How to avoid trouble changing address?

Lots of agreements signed at work, bank and other usual locations contain a condition to notify counterparty about the change of address. From the one side this for hedging the risk of bad debt, but from the other side lost notifications and alerts can play a bad joke to moved person.

Change of address checklist preparation helps do not forget about important notifications caused by relocation.




  • Employer;
  • Post. The option of mail redirecting is available and useful for a first time.

The most interested party of such notification is relocating person, otherwise possible consequences may have adverse effect influenced moving person.




  • Social Security;
  • Tax authorities (if applicable);
  • Department or Registry of vehicles;
  • Migration service.

Obligatory notification. Limitations can be applied in case of information above the mismatching. So, it is the interest of moving individual to inform these structures.


Parties related to finances:


  • Bank;
  • Credit Union, if applicable;

Obligation to notify Bank and Credit Union is fixed in a terms and conditions of agreement signed by relocating person.




  • Landlord, if applicable;
  • Housekeeping personnel, if applicable (incl. baby sitter, pet sitter;)
  • Close people, if applicable;
  • Doctor, dentist, layer.

These list is not obligatory in contract of first 3 pints, but informing these people useful referrals and recommendations can be obtained.


Utilities and other:


  • Gas;
  • Water;
  • Electricity;
  • Internet;
  • Phone cable;
  • Garbage;
  • Security service.

These services providers should be notified to avoid mistakenly accrued expenses and billing.


Subscriptions and memberships


  • Magazines;
  • Educational programs
  • Granting programs
  • Other similar services.

As it is shown in the most notification the initiator of relocation is interested. So even if the desire to start a new life without anything from the old one, it is better to evaluate consequences and avoid limitations and agreement breaches.