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

APO/DPO/Pouch. The mailroom in the embassy is super helpful. They can provide you boxes to ship, but you must buy your shipping online and print it before sending it; they do not sell stamps or process shipping. - Jul 2018


Embassy APO or pouch address. - Apr 2016


Diplomatic Post Office or Diplomatic Pouch. Shipping times varied and we experienced the typical problems around the holidays but both were generally reliable. - Aug 2014


Through the Embassy. - Jun 2014


Yes, there is DPO and pouch mail at the Embassy and it usually arrives pretty quickly. Pouch tends to take about 13-15 calendar days and I've seem DPO take less than 5, but I've also seen things get lost and show up weeks/months later. So the rule of thumb is if you need it fast, but can risk losing about 3% of your packages, use DPO. If you need to make sure it arrives within 2 weeks, use Pouch. Also note the restrictions for each. Pouch = NO liquids over 16 ounces, limited lithium battery support (smart Phones, tablets, and laptops are cool), and nothing over 70 inches total dimensions (w+l+h) and nothing over 70 lbs. DPO = No weapons, a lot of places won't ship to DPO, but you can use shipping forwarding services like myapobox.com - Feb 2014


Things from the States we get through the US Embassy Pouch, but if you are sending or receiving in the country, Croatian mail is reliable. - Oct 2010


We have an APO. - Mar 2009


Post offices are efficient. - Mar 2009


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