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Shipping to APO/FPO mailboxes

What can anyone tell me about shipping to apo/fpo addresses? Like do packages need to go through customs, is there extra cost aside form standard shipping rates etc? Any info would be VERY helpful!

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Asked by humaniterian87 at 8:54 PM on Feb. 28, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • yes you have to fill out the customs declerations form

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:57 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • You will need to have a customs sheets attached to the package. There is no additional cost to send to APO/FPO areas. Its just like sending mail to an address in the states.

    Answer by ZarsMom at 8:57 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • Use flat rate boxes. You get a discount of like 2 dollars when you send to an APO/FPO address. And everything goes through customs.

    Answer by ZaTa at 9:00 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • APO- Army Post Office or FPO- Fleet Post office is simply the way your packages get to a soldier, sailer, airman or marine. If the FPO is to a customs forms are needed. If an APO is at say Camp Spyker in Iraq it will need a declarations form. All regular mail regs apply. No guns, liquids etc. Flat rate boxes are excellent ways to send care packages relatively inexpensively. Pack your box address it and take it to your post office they will tell you of any special form you will need. It does not cost more to mail to APO or FPO addresses.

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 9:00 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • I sent a package to my brother in law which was an APO. I had to fill out customs papers. So you have to go to the counter, not the self serve. They do have a flat rate box that is for APO. You can fit all kinds of things in there for very inexpensive.


    Answer by AmyMK at 10:22 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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