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USPS Tracking®

Service / Sample Number

USPS Tracking® 9400 1000 0000 0000 0000 00

Priority Mail® 9205 5000 0000 0000 0000 00

Certified Mail® 9407 3000 0000 0000 0000 00

Collect On Delivery Hold For Pickup 9303 3000 0000 0000 0000 00

Global Express Guaranteed® 82 000 000 00

Service / Sample Number

Priority Mail Express International® EC 000 000 000 US

Priority Mail Express® 9270 1000 0000 0000 0000 00
EA 000 000 000 US

Priority Mail International® CP 000 000 000 US

Registered Mail™ 9208 8000 0000 0000 0000 00

Signature Confirmation™ 9202 1000 0000 0000 0000 00

Your tracking number can be found in the following places:
  • Your Post Office™ shipping receipt
  • Your sales receipt if you bought insurance at the Post Office™
  • Your email confirmation if you shipped from USPS.com
  • The shipping confirmation email you received from an online retailer
  • The bottom peel-off portion of your USPS Tracking® label
  • The back of the orange slip you received if you missed a USPS® delivery

If a package qualifies for the USPS Delivery Instructions™ service, you can tell USPS where to leave a package at your address, send it to a different address, or send it to your Post Office.

Click the Delivery Instructions link under See Available Actions to leave your request. If you do not see the Delivery Instructions link, that package is not eligible for the Delivery Instructions service.

No “Delivery Instructions” Link

There are several reasons a package may not be eligible for Delivery Instructions.

Ineligible packages may have:

  • Already left the Post Office for delivery
  • A Hold Mail request
  • A Forward Mail request
  • A military (APO/FPO) or DPO address
  • An international sender
  • A Delivery Signature request
  • A Collect on Delivery (COD) request
  • An active USPS Package Intercept® order
  • Insurance for $500 or more
Delivery Instructions FAQs

The easiest tracking number is the one you don't have to know.

With Informed Delivery®, you never have to type in another tracking number. Sign up to:

  • See images* of incoming mail.
  • Automatically track the packages you're expecting.
  • Set up email and text alerts so you don't need to enter tracking numbers.
  • Enter USPS Delivery Instructions for your mail carrier.

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* NOTE: Black and white (grayscale) images show the outside, front of letter-sized envelopes and mailpieces that are processed through USPS automated equipment.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Go to our FAQs section to find answers to your tracking questions.

FAQs