Jakarta - Post Report Question and Answers

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Embassy facilities. - Sep 2020


Via Diplomatic Post Office at the U.S. embassy (sorry other expat families). DPO mail arrives really quickly, 7-10 days typically. While possible to receive items through FedEx, DHL, and the Indonesian Postal System, you have to pay customs duties. Most expats just load up suitcases when coming back and forth from their home countries. - Feb 2018


Through the Embassy. - Jan 2015


When I sent anything abroad, I used the registered mail from the postal system. It was affordable and always arrived. - Jan 2013


DPO/APO - Jun 2012


Local mail is totally unreliable. Have a relative overseas put together a package and mail it to your office by courier once per month. - Jan 2012


By DPO.It would take 5-10 for items to/from the US, depending on the destination/origin. - Jul 2011


Through the DPO. It can be really fast. - Jul 2011


Through the U.S. Embassy. - Dec 2010


Through the Embassy Diplomatic Bag system. - Nov 2010


Private mail service. - Jul 2010


New book from Talesmag! Honest and courageous stories of life abroad with special needs.

Read More