The post office will hold a certified letter for up to 30 days. After that, it will be returned to the sender.
Other related questions:
Q: What happens if you don’t pick up a certified letter?
A: If you don’t pick up a certified letter, the sender will usually receive a notice that the letter was not delivered. The sender can then resend the letter or take other action, such as contacting you directly.
Q: What happens to certified mail that is not delivered?
A: If the certified mail is not delivered, the post office will attempt to deliver it again. If it is still not delivered, the post office will return the mail to the sender.
Q: Does the Post Office keep a copy of certified mail?
A: The Post Office does not automatically keep a copy of certified mail. However, you may be able to request a copy of the certified mail receipt from the Post Office.
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