Yerevan - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Diplomatic pouch. I don't know anyone who attempted to use the local postal service. - Jan 2022

The embassy has a DPO, so it takes 3-4 weeks to send and receive packages from the US. Don’t have experience with local mail, and DHL and UPS exist but are expensive and slow. - Aug 2021

It is a pouch-only post that takes anywhere from two to fours weeks to arrive. The local postal system is unreliable. - May 2021

Mail delivery through the embassy is fine. No DPO exists nor is it expected to be arranged soon since this is a former Soviet Socialist Republic which maintains strong ties to Russia. - Mar 2017

Dip pouch. - Oct 2014

Through the Embassy. - Sep 2011

We receive mail by diplomatic pouch. - Oct 2009

I understand the Dutch have bought into the Armenian postal system and are working to improve standards. DHL and FedEx, I believe are in Yerevan. The Embassy has pouch, delivered weekly. Transit time from the U.S. is 2-3 weeks. Transit to the U.S. is about a week. - Jul 2008

Surprisingly, the mail system works in Armenia! I get mail in a week from the US to a small town in the way south of the country (Kapan). Don't have friends or family pack CDs, or small electronics or anything else of potential value or interest to the customs department - but documents, letters, magazines, etc. all come in with regularity and in good shape. - Jan 2008


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