Amman - Post Report Question and Answers

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

DPO. - Aug 2023

DPO - Aug 2023

APO - Jul 2023

DPO and sometimes pouch. I've used FedEx. Have not used the local post office, but am assuming it's good. - Mar 2023

I haven't used to local post. I rely on the Embassy mail. - Jul 2022

There are a number of international services (I believe FedEx and DHL), however I used the embassy mail system. - Oct 2021

DPO is wonderful and great for so much. - Apr 2021

DPO, never local. - Feb 2021

Through the embassy, although I have successfully sent mail through the Jordanian postal service. It doesn't work so well during Covid though. - Jan 2021

DPO and Pouch. Amazon takes about two weeks. - Dec 2020

Dpo - Sep 2020

Diplomatic post office. Not sure of local mail situation. - Sep 2018

DPO is fantastic. We receive packages and mail a few times per week. They are very organized and timely. - Sep 2018

Not much local service, we use the diplomatic pouch which is quite efficient. DHL also available. - Mar 2017

Diplomatic Post Office (DPO). - Jul 2016

DPO and pouch. Takes 1-2 weeks. - Mar 2016

The Embassy--pouch or DPO. Shipments do not take that long--maybe a week or sometimes less. It's great! - Mar 2016

DPO, if you have to go through the Jordanian mail system, it is very slow and unreliable. - Nov 2015

DPO and pouch are available through the embassy. There is no local mail service. - May 2015

Through the embassy. - Mar 2015

At the Embassy we have DPO and DPM. DPO is the primary personal mail service for both receiving and sending mail, packages included. We fill out customs forms for packages mailed. Please warn family members in the U.S. that they will have to fill out a customs declaration sheet for every package mailed as well. Amman also has DHL and Aramex for international packages. - Jul 2014

We use the Embassy DPO but locals use the post office downtown. - Mar 2014

DPO. - Dec 2013

DPO. - Aug 2013

Embassy DPO takes about 2-3 weeks and occasionally longer. Personal pouch takes 3-5 weeks usually. - Jul 2013

All through DPO. Jordan's mail service only goes from their post offices. There is no local mail delivery service. - May 2013

Through the DPO - Mar 2013

We use the DPO.If you ship internationally, you will have to pay import duties. - Apr 2012

DPO and pouch. Typical hit-and-miss service here. - Mar 2012

DPO - Mar 2012

DPO - Aug 2011

Embassy personnel can use the post office at the embassy. Otherwise, there is a local postal service that can be used to ship things to and from the US. - Aug 2011

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