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

Diplomatic pouch. - May 2019


Courier. Fedex. Local post is slow and a bit challenging and best for domestic use. - Aug 2018


Diplomatic pouch takes 2-4 weeks. Be warned, however, that during the hot season anything remotely meltable (kids chewable gummies for instance) will likely arrive melted and ruined. - May 2018


Diplomatic pouch. - May 2016


Diplomatic pouch. No liquids over 16 oz. No flammable material (e.g., nail polish, cologne). No alcohol. Aluminum cans are okay. It takes about 2.4 to 3 weeks on average for mail to reach Chennai through the pouch. - May 2016


Fedex, USPS, even India Post is not bad. - May 2015


Pouch-takes about 3 weeks. - Mar 2015


Pouch - usually took 2-3 weeks to get mail. - Oct 2014


Consulate pouch takes a few weeks. - Jun 2014


We use the diplomatic pouch to receive and send mail. Sometimes we will use India Post for international mailing. It is affordable and, in my limited experience, reliable. - May 2014


We use Diplomatic Pouch. So, we have to mind the 16 oz. liquid limit. - Aug 2013


Through USG pouch. Slow, but 2-3 weeks just isn't as bad as it sounds. - Aug 2011


There is Fedex and Ups in the country. We had pouch privileges at the consulate. It would take 2-3 weeks for mail to arrive from the states. - Jun 2010


DHL or Indian Post. DHL is quite expensive but reliable. Indian post is the opposite. - Aug 2008


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