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

Embassy mail. - May 2020

DPO is a godsend. I don't know what we'd all do without Amazon. - Jan 2017

DPO (fast and great service here!) - May 2015

DPO mail and diplomatic pouch. Reliable and relatively quick. Swedish post is reliable, but expensive. Packages are not delivered to residences, and you have to go pick them up in postal locations that are not particularly close by and hold ridiculously short and inconvenient hours of pickup. You must have passport or local Swedish ID exactly as spelled on the incoming package or they will not release it to you. They charge hefty duty on anything being imported from outside the EU, even if you shouldn't have to pay it as a diplomat. I avoid using local post if at all possible. - Aug 2014

I have access to both. Rarely use local mail, but it is available. You are taxed with incoming mail from family and friends. - Oct 2008

Swedish mail is fast but expensive. US$2 to mail a letter to the States or EU. - Aug 2008

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