Baku - Post Report Question and Answers

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

DPO and pouch. DPO takes 2-3 weeks, pouch three weeks. - Sep 2023

We use the DPO. - Aug 2023

We use DPO and Diplomatic Pouch. Other expats use the local postal services and have many many issues with their parcels. - Aug 2023

Embassy mail service - Jun 2023

We use pouch and DPO. Some of the BP families use some shipping services, so there are options if you aren't an American diplomat. - Jun 2021

We just got DPO downstream from Tbilisi. It still has some kinks, but they are being worked out. We also still have pouch. I don't know of anyone who has used local mail. - Jan 2019

Baku is currently a pouch-only post (Li batteries can be problematic). We never used the local postal facilities. - Jul 2018

Diplomatic pouch. - Mar 2017

Through the embassy pouch mail. - Jul 2015

Pouch. Anything else is unwise. - Jan 2013

Dip pouch through the Embassy. - Dec 2011

Pouch at the embassy. - Sep 2010

Mail goes through the embassy. 2-3 weeks minimum. - Aug 2010

Pouch. - Oct 2009

We have pouch service. You pay postage only for items less than a pound. Items over a pound there is a pouch fee. - Sep 2008

International mail takes about 3 weeks from the U.S. - Sep 2008

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