Ho Chi Minh City - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Send and receive via DPO, although I believe the Saigon post office runs things regularly for everyone else. There are often times issues with receiving things through the local PO, though, in regards to import taxes, and random fees that are applied - according to other expats. - Sep 2021

DPO. My life changed forever when I discovered peanut butter would ship through DPO. - Jul 2019

I don't unless I am ready to pay for DHL - I have seen signs that the VN post office is starting to operate like a real postal service - but it has a long way to go. Absolutely don't send anything used or personal into Vietnam. - Mar 2016

DPO. Expats not affiliated with USG have used the local mail and have had things stolen and boxes rummaged through. They prefer just to have family and or friends that visit bring them things they need, or to shop for them when they are at home. - Aug 2015

We get this benefit through work but I hear the local post is not very reliable. I did send a document FEDEX to the U.S. but it cost US$75 and took 3 days. - May 2014

Gov't employees have DPO, local mail is safe, but they open everything and charge duty, even on used items. - Jul 2011

Do it all by APO and DPO - Sep 2010

I don't go through the post office. I have great luck with DHL It's worth the money. - Nov 2009

There is APO and pouch at Post. - Dec 2008

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