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

Post offers a package facility that operates through Delhi. In practice, this means we have to pay to get our mail first to Delhi before you can send it back to the States. No DPO here! Dropping off letter mail is fine, and you just put a stamp on it. But any Amazon returns will first require a postage fee to get it to Delhi before you can avail the "free return." - Jul 2019


Diplomatic pouch. - Jan 2019


All mail is through the consulate mail room. This is a diplomatic pouch only post. - Nov 2017


Mail comes through diplomatic pouch and it takes an average of 3 weeks. Note that when you send packages to the U.S. or receive commissary shipments, you have to pay an additional freight charge - and it is a hassle to return anything. We just don't do it. - Sep 2016


Through the Consulate pouch. I sent something by DHL once to Germany and it was really expensive. - Mar 2015


Mail comes through diplomatic pouch from the Embassy. Note that when you send packages to the U.S. or receive commissary shipments, you have to pay an additional freight charge. - Jan 2015


The diplomatic pouch can require anything between one and four weeks for one-way travel. - Nov 2014


Diplomatic pouch. - Jul 2014


We receive mail through the pouch at the consulate. - Mar 2012


We use the pouch through the consulate, but we've also used FedEx and India post with success. - Feb 2012


We're lucky and can use the pouch. Friends outside the consulate have had poor luck both sending and receiving packages though the Indian postal system. Fed Ex and Blue Dart are your best bet. - Jan 2011


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