Change of Address Checklist

Moving is always a busy and chaotic time. Just remembering to call your contacts to update your new address is a lot of work on its own. I put together this general checklist to hopefully make this process easier for you. One checklist for moving within/from Canada and another for moving within/from the United States. Happy moving!

Canada: Change of Address Checklist
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Immigration Lawyer
Employer – HR
Provincial Vehicle License and Registration Body (e.g. ICBC, etc.)
[ Both your vehicle registration papers and driver’s license will need to reflect your new address. ]
Auto Insurance
Property Insurance
Tenant Insurance
Banking **
Investment Advisor (e.g. TD Mutual Funds)
Trading Agency (e.g. Scotia iTRADE, TD Waterhouse, etc.)
Credit Cards: American Express, Diner’s Club, MasterCard, VISA
Real Estate Agent
Rental Leasing Office — for security deposit forwarding address
Accountant, Lawyer, Doctors, Dentists
[ Obtain any necessary medical and dental records, prescriptions, etc. ]
Utilities (e.g. BC Hydro, etc.)
Cellular Provider (e.g. Rogers Wireless, Bell Mobility, etc.)
TV and Internet Provider (e.g. TELUS, Shaw, etc.)
Medical Benefits Provider (e.g. Pacific Blue Cross, BC MSP, etc.)
Dental Benefits Provider (e.g. Pacific Blue Cross, etc.)
Canada Post (e.g. change of address, mail forwarding, etc.)
Auto Dealership
Auto Manufacturer (e.g. Honda Canada)
Group Association or Alumni (e.g. IEEE, University of Waterloo Alumni, etc.)
Memberships (e.g. AAA, Starbucks, Aeroplan, Air Miles, etc.)
Magazine Subscriptions
Email family and friends about your move and new home address
USA: Change of Address Checklist
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS)
Immigration Lawyer
IRS
California Franchise Tax Board
Employer – HR
Social Security Administration — i.e. Social Security Number (SSN)
Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
[ Both your vehicle registration papers and driver’s license will need to reflect your new address. ]
Auto Insurance
Property Insurance
Tenant Insurance
Banking **
Investment Advisor (e.g. Charles Schwab)
Trading Agency (e.g. E*TRADE, TD Ameritrade, etc.)
Credit Cards: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, VISA
Real Estate Agent
Rental Leasing Office — for security deposit forwarding address
Accountant, Lawyer, Doctors, Dentists
[ Obtain any necessary medical and dental records, prescriptions, etc. ]
Utilities (e.g. PG&E, NWP, etc.)
Cellular Provider (e.g. AT&T, Verizon, etc.)
TV and Internet Provider (e.g. AT&T, Comcast, etc.)
Medical Benefits Provider (e.g. United Health, etc.)
Dental Benefits Provider (e.g. MetLife, etc.)
US Postal Services (USPS) (e.g. change of address, mail forwarding, etc.)
Auto Dealership
Auto Manufacturer (e.g. Honda America)
Group Association or Alumni (e.g. IEEE, Stanford Alumni, etc.)
Memberships (e.g. AAA, Starbucks, Southwest Rapid Rewards, etc.)
Magazine Subscriptions
Email family and friends about your move and new home address

** Even if bank accounts are closed at your financial institution, ensure they have your new address or forwarding address on file so you’ll receive your Canadian T-slips and/or US 1099-INT interest income forms when tax return season comes around.

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