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    Picking up a package at a USPS Post office

    This is totally random,

    I've got a package waiting at a USPS post office but I won't be able to get it (because I'm not in the country).

    Is my dad able to pick it up for me, or do they need some form of signature or ID?

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    prolly depends on how strict the office is

    my local usps never checks my id.. you just bring that little slip they leave in your mailbox that says you have a package

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    Kind of the same situation of the OP who made "Is there someone in the US that can hold my package". As long as there is a slip that the person brings with them, should be fine where you cannot be there.

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    Agreed. I've never been asked for ID, just the slip of paper left by the mail carrier.
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    I would say depends which person you get... My dad picked up his legit medication pills from our local CanadaPost Office, she asked for ID and of course, the slip.

    Today my dad and I picked up our Renewed Canadian Passports, they didn't ask for ID just the slip.

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    Whether your dad can pick it up for you or not depends. Generally, if the local post office doesn't recognize the person picking up the package, they will ask for ID to verify that the person lives at the same address. The sender may also have sent the package to be delivered to you only, in which case the post office may end up not releasing the package to your dad, even though he lives at the same address.

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    It also depends how it was sent. If its sent registered mail or signature required they may check your id...

    But most likely they will just ask whoever has the slip to write the address it was sent to down on their touchscreen machine and then sign their name...

    Or you can always have it re-delivered and make sure someone is there to take it
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    In California they require ID's even with the slip of paper. I have to pick up boxes often.
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    I've never once been asked for identification when picking up a package. If you have the slip, you should be fine.

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    I'll give my dad a printout of the tracking and i'll sign it , and i'll lend him my drivers lisence.... Hopefully that has me covered

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