Getting Proof They Got It

Return Receipt

PS Form 3811


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Do you need to know who signed for your mail? Use return receipt service.

A return receipt provides evidence of delivery (recipient’s signature) and date of delivery. You also receive the delivery address, if it’s different from the address on the mailpiece. For domestic mail, you may choose to receive the return receipt by mail (including an original signature) or electronically (including a copy of the signature).

Domestic return receipt service is available for Express Mail® and First-Class Mail including Priority Mail when purchased at the time of mailing with Certified Mail, Registered Mail™, COD, or mail insured for more than $200.

For domestic mail, this is all you need to do:

  • Purchase after mailing (shows to whom and date delivered): Complete PS Form 3811-A and choose to receive by mail, fax, or e-mail.
  • For international mail, request a return receipt with PS Form 2865.


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