My cousin just deployed to Afghanistan and I'm wanting to send him some care packages as soon as he can receive mail (After Sept. 10th). What are the rules for sending them? What's not allowed and are their size restrictions? I'm not going to send a huge box or anything but I just don't know the rules. He left before I got a chance to find out and I don't talk to my aunt much because we live in different states..
Any help will be appreciated!
Answer by CoolMommyofboys at 9:52 PM on Aug. 28, 2010
Answer by Ctink8189 at 10:02 PM on Aug. 28, 2010
Answer by 4time-mom at 10:59 PM on Aug. 28, 2010
Actually, they have FREE boxes (called APO/FPO Flat Rate Box) at the post office that you can completely stuff full of items and it is still a flat rate approx. $12.50 so you don't have to worry about weight costing extra . You will also need to complete a Customs Form 2976A. Attached is a link that will tell you how to fill it out box by box. I followed the directions and I was able to send boxes without a problem. It took about 2 weeks from shipment date for our friend to get it.
http://www.skipcares.org/Tips/customsform.html (click on new form and it gives detailed info)
I found the below site helpful in knowing what is acceptable and not (and it gave some good ideas of what to send).
Answer by 7blessings at 11:02 PM on Aug. 28, 2010