Frankfurt - Post Report Question and Answers

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

We use the Consulate's mail service as well as local post offices. For large packages or ground shipping to the US, we mail from the military base. - Aug 2023

DPO, Pouch and Deutsche post for local shipping needs. - Oct 2022

We had the consulate for mail. - Feb 2022

DPO/Pouch. Frankfurt is the hub for Europe so shipping times are excellent and mailroom is very responsive. - Oct 2021

DPO. German mail is also reliable. - Sep 2020

DPO most times. The post office here has been pretty good. I've see times from 5 days for packages from amazon, Walmart and e scripts. Christmas time taking a month. So plan ahead on holiday's like all posts! - Mar 2020

Either through the Dip Pouch or APO. Both are incredibly slow. Dip Pouch takes upwards of 3-4 weeks. APO maybe two weeks? Slowest mail that we've had worldwide - ever. It's a head-scratcher. - Mar 2020

Local post works fine, but the Consulate Post Office is awesome and everything comes quickly. - Feb 2020

Post has DPO. - Sep 2019

DPO is excellent here. The staff is large, helpful, and kind. - Apr 2019

Both pouch and DPO were quick and reliable. - Sep 2017

APO/DPO is easy and surprisingly fast. - Jan 2017

DPO or German postal service. DPO is fairly quick, 1-2 weeks usually. German mail is reliable, too. - Aug 2016

Frankfurt has a very good DPO. - Feb 2016

DPO or local German mail for - Dec 2015

DPO is usually fast, about 1-2 weeks to ship stuff from the States. - Jun 2014

DPO and sometimes dip pouch. - Mar 2014

DPO mail is used by Consulate personnel. The German post is very good as well. - Nov 2013

APO and pouch. - Apr 2012

DPO. - Mar 2012

I use the APO/DPO.Of course, the German post is reliable and efficient. But they have been known to pull out a ruler and actually measure your envelopes to see if they meet "regulations."It's more trouble than it is worth. - Oct 2011

APO/DPO. - Jul 2010

I had APO access. - Jul 2008

We have APO privileges. - Feb 2008

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