When filing a Change of Address with USPS, there are two options: Temporary or Permanent.
Temporary Change of Address
A Temporary Change of Address service routes mail from your current address to a new location for a short period. During this time, if you decide to use your new mailing address for the long term, you must manually update senders as you see mail items with a yellow forwarding label arrive. Should you wish to cancel this service, you can do so by visiting the following USPS page: Manage my Move
Permanent Change of Address
A Permanent Change of Address tells USPS to reroute your mail permanently. If you are relocating completely and do not plan to move again for some time, then this solution will be your best option.
Some things to keep in mind:
When you file a Permanent Change of Address, your information is logged into the National Change of Address database. As your mail is forwarded, the NCOA system notifies banks and other businesses of your new location.
The NCOA database retains your new data for a total of 48 months (4 years). If you decide to move back to the original address or receive mail there, you will not have the option to cancel this Change of Address service through the USPS system.
Please note that the USPS change of address requests may take up to 6 weeks for the local post office to process your Change of Address. We recommend also notifying your senders of your new address is also important to receive mail to your ECM account quickly.