Niamey - Post Report Question and Answers

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

There are no local postal services. We use a DPO that arrives once a week. - Aug 2022

Pouch only. Local mail was non existent, as far as I know. - Apr 2020

Embassy pouch. Local = nightmare. - Jul 2019

Pouch only. - Oct 2017

Diplomatic pouch was surprisingly fast, assuming that Air France was flying. - Oct 2017

Most expats must use DHL for mail but do not count on the postmaster telling you that you have a package. Sometimes you have to notice the box of the man's shoulder and point out that is your name on that box and that is your mail, DIY postal service! To receive mail, use a small box instead of an envelope so it isn't easily lost. - Aug 2015

DHL is really the only way to go unless you work in an embassy. - Jul 2013

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