Unclaimed Letters

If you are checking the status of your Certified Mail letter and you see the word "unclaimed", it means the intended recipient (who you were sending the letter to) didn't pick up the letter from the Post Office within the required timeframe that the USPS provided.

When a mail carrier attempts to deliver a Certified Mail letter but no one is home, they will typically leave a notice on the recipients door (or put it in their mail box) notifying the recipient that a Certified Mail letter is at a nearby Post Office waiting for them to pick it up.  The letter will usually be returned to the sender after 15 days if it has not been picked up.

If you are the sender of the letter you should receive it back within 10 days.

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