What is USPS Signature Confirmation?


Mail carriers use to deliver all the mail items of USPS. A huge amount of mail items is delivered every day. If any mail carrier doesn’t find anyone at the address to receive the mail, then either he/she places the mail item at a safe place or try to deliver it on the next business day. But, any mail carrier cannot leave the mail item even at any safe place if the signature of the recipient is required.

Any USPS customer can ask for signature confirmation as a proof of delivery. In that case, the mail carrier would ask the recipient about the signature, and that signature will work as the proof of delivery. This service is known as USPS Signature Confirmation.

Important Points:

  • Those who want to get the signature confirmation will get the image of the signature.
  • For editions of Priority Mail Express Label 11-B or Label 11-F printed on (or after) January 2012, the sender must inform the US Postal Service to get/obtain the signature after successful delivery. For this, select the “Signature Required” box while placing the order.
  • If the “Signature Required” box is not checked, then the Priority Express Mail could be left at the door or any safe place.

Signature Confirmation must be selected for:

  • Priority Mail Express COD
  • Priority Mail Express COD Restricted Delivery
  • Priority Mail Express with additional insurance
  • Signature is required if the additional insurance is purchased for Priority Mail Express Collect on Delivery (COD).

Signature Confirmation Receipt:

Signature Confirmation

Note: Any Insurance Claim will be void if the signature is not required and USPS tracking page shows “Delivered” (you can still file a claim for content missing, damaged or service failures).

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