Lagos - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Through the consulate. - Aug 2020

Pouch only, usually takes about 3 weeks to receive mail from the United States. Nobody uses local mail, anything that needs to be moved within Nigeria is done by courier. - Jul 2020

Pouch only. We only sent mail via folks heading back to the US. - Jun 2019

Pouch, no significant issues. - Aug 2018

Pouch only. Flat mail takes about 2-3 weeks to arrive at Post, and about 6-8 weeks to reach its destination in the U.S. People traveling to the U.S. usually offer to take flat mail back in their suitcases and mail it for you from there. - Mar 2018

Packages and mail come through diplomatic pouch. Very small packages and returns can go out. Getting a package is like Christmas. - May 2016

Diplomatic Pouch. No liquids larger than 16oz. Its 2-4 weeks (closer to 4) on average. - Nov 2015

Diplomatic pouch. Can only receive. - Dec 2011

Diplomatic pouch can receive/send flat mail; cannot send packages out, only receive packages, subject to pouch restrictions. We also sent and carried letters via travelers. - Sep 2008

We have a pouch that is slow and unpredictable. I order medicine months in advance, just so they arrive. We are all internet shopping addicts! When someone from work is going home, they usually offer to take mail. I've never shipped something from here. - May 2008


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