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

DPO/Pouch. Local post is fine, just more expensive, and non-embassy expats use it. - Dec 2018


We have DPO or pouch. Amazon is pretty quick and usually takes about two weeks. - Dec 2018


DPO or the diplomatic pouch. Local post is available, but customs is a headache. - Jun 2017


Dip pouch and DPO - Apr 2016


DPO and pouch. Quite fast, too. - Aug 2015


Post became a DPO just after we left, so I cannot comment on that. We only had the pouch for the 2 years that we were there, and it was fine. I also received several packages through DHL, though the pick-up process was a pain. We did not mail anything due to the restrictions of outgoing mail through the pouch. - Aug 2014


Not being U.S. Embassy, have to use real mail (which is ok for letters but less so for packages), or UN mail for official dox, or colleagues and friends who travel to mail stuff for us or bring stuff back. - Apr 2014


Pouch. 2 weeks generally. - Jun 2013


Through the diplomatic pouch at the US embassy. - Mar 2013


We can use the Diplomatic Pouch, but it is very difficult otherwise. DHL provides express service but is extremely expensive (US$40 for a three page document to the US) - Mar 2012


We haven't used the local mail system. The pouch takes about two weeks from the U.S. - Aug 2011


Pouch only - no DPO here - a real drag because the pouch has lots of restrictions - Jan 2011


U.S. government system for mail but they don't send out packages. - Feb 2010


Via USG. - May 2009


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