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

Diplomatic pouch; priority mail usually arrives 7-10 days. - Jul 2019


We use pouch and DPO. Liquids are okay. We use Amazon, too. No experience with the local postal facilities. - Apr 2018


Never used the local post. DPO and pouch take about 2-3 weeks and are reliable. - Dec 2017


DPO - May 2016


Pouch or DPO - Aug 2015


DPO and Pouch for U.S. Embassy. Honestly sending a letter through international mail isn't that bad though. - Mar 2015


DPO. - Aug 2014


DPO. - Dec 2011


Pouch and FPO. But for some reason, it takes a very long time. Several people I know, including me, have had to wait 2 months for letters and packages to arrive. - May 2010


Embassy staff can use DPO. - Dec 2009


Domestic mail is very cheap and reliable. International less so. - Feb 2009


Hanoi has APO/FPO access which is a godsend. The local Vietnamese post is slow and unreliable, with packages broken or lost. Fedex has just begun service to Hanoi for priority packages. - Sep 2008


Vietnam does have an acceptable postal system, though the embassy does have both pouch and an FPO. FedEx and DHL courier services are also available. - May 2008


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