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Questions tagged [mail]

For questions relating to the transfer of items of correspondence or packages via postal services.

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Finding Pickup Locations (EU, France, UK)

I will be traveling in France soon. During this time, I need to pick up some deliveries. Some are with Amazons, and for these, I can easily find pick up locations, but How would I find pick up ...
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Mailing package at Heathrow during layover

I am flying Phoenix USA to Stockholm Sweden via Heathrow/LHR. I'll have ~4 hour layover (connecting flights both Finnair). My carry on will be a package I want to mail to Germany (2 vintage framed ...
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EMS packages opened at border? [closed]

Do packages get opened at the border from Canada to US and do they charge a $2950 wire transfer fee they say is refundable.
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Prohibited Parcel Items from the UK to Ukraine [closed]

I'm putting together a parcel for someone I know in Ukraine and I'm concerned that the contents will will be destroyed by customs if I ship these items. I want to send: Chocolate Jelly Sweets Shower ...
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How to post a picture card?

Summary: Recently went on a road trip to Adelaide, bought one of these picture postcards to send to someone. Question: This is the first time I'm sending one of these so sorry if it's a stupid ...
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Public mailbox for packages in the UK or Ireland

Here in Spain we have a system called CityPaq, that's managed by the national post service and that allows anyone to receive a package in a public mailbox, independent of sender. They are located at ...
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What address to use from the US to request tickets for General Audience with the Pope?

My wife and I are going to Rome in October and we wanted to get tickets in advance for a general audience with the Pope. I printed the forms found here, and sent them to the address listed on the ...
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Can I receive a package in Zurich airport while on transit?

In a few weeks I will have a flight with few hours transfer in Zurich. I will have several hours and I can leave the transfer zone, it won't be enough to leave the airport though. Let's say I want to ...
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Sending a package to Norway by Poste Restante (from France)

I plan to do trekking with my boyfriend in September. We will start by crossing the Lofoten Islands in Norway and then we will go into Northern Sweden to do a part of the Kungsleden. We don't want to ...
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What are the total fees in USD for a Schengen visa via the German embassy, by mail?

I am applying for a Schengen visa in the US, at the German embassy. We are two adults and our 2 year-old son. Our son is a US citizen, so I believe no documentation is needed for him, though I'm ...
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Sending a package to a post office in Japan from overseas [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question but I wasn't sure which stackexchange site I should post this too. I currently live in the UK and send monthly packages to my friend who ...
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Mailing address while out of the country?

I will be going on a 6 month business trip out of the country (I currently live in the US), and will not have a residence while I am away, as my current lease will expire shortly after I leave. ...
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Getting a package from the US while travelling through South Europe

I have to send a package from the US to someone travelling along the European Mediterranean coast. One option would be to send it to a hostel, but this could easily fail, or be tortuous for the ...
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Sending a letter to Manila/Philippines to be picked up at the post office (Poste Restante)

I need to send a letter to a person who is in Manila (Philippines) but she doesn't have a postal address where she can receive the letter. So I would like to send the letter to a post office and then ...
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What options are there for passport delivery to a Syrian national in the USA?

A Syrian national wants to leave the USA and return to her home country ASAP. Therefore, she needs to receive her passport, which is currently with relatives in Germany. • Is it, in general, legally ...
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Sending cut orchids from Singapore to Australia [closed]

Can I send cut orchids from Singapore to someone in Australia?
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Toll booth bill by mail

About 3-4 weeks ago I was passing through Maryland/Virginia and I was a dollar short on cash for the toll payment. So the person in the toll booth said that they would take a picture and mail the bill ...
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Is it possible to send a letter from LAX airport while in transit there?

A friend is flying to Europe, transiting through LAX. She has some things she'd like to send to friends in the US so is wondering whether it is possible to send letters or parcels from LAX in transit? ...
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How long does it take to send a postcard from Germany to China [duplicate]

I sent a postcard 2 weeks ago from Germany to Beijing. I bought 2 x 0.45€stamps, and put it in a Deutsche Post box. Is there any way to know how long does it take for the postcard to arrive the ...
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What language should I address a letter? [closed]

This question spawned from this previous question. Let us say I am in the UK and am wanting to send a letter to Russia. Given that these two countries use different alphabets and languages, in what ...
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Is there any way to find out what happened to a post card sent from other country? [closed]

Three and a half weeks ago I was in Poland and I sent a letter (actually, a postcard in an envelope) home (in Russia) to my family, but the letter still hasn't been delivered. I know that parcels from ...
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Sending my bike cover from airport A to airport B // pick-up 9 days later

I would like to ask if it is possible to send a package from one airport (Faro, Portugal) to another airport (Vigo, Spain) with my bike cover and pick it up 9 days later. I would like to bike 9 days ...
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Mailing passport from South Korea to Canada

My wife accidentally took my Canadian passport to South Korea and she needs to mail it back. Is it legal to mail passports overseas to my home address (from South Korea to Canada)?
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What are the rules for sending marmite and creams abroad? [closed]

I want to send some marmite (in an unopened bottle), moisturiser cream and some hydro-cortisone cream to a friend travelling in Denmark? Are these prohibited for international postage? The rules I ...
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Is it possible to receive packages to a private address in the US if you're not listed as living there?

Where I am, if you live in an apartment you have to have your name on the door to get stuff delivered to your apartment. If the name on the package isn't one of the names on your door, it won't get ...
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UK address: district or county? [closed]

I need to understand a little about UK address before I travel to there. I have this: 18 CONTESSA CLOSE locality: KINGS HILL, city: WEST MALLING district: TONBRIDGE AND MALLING, county: KENT ME19 ...
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Can a husband and wife combine their UK Standard Visitor visa applications?

We applied for UK Standard Visitor visas as two separate applications. After completing our biometrics do we need to send the applications with supporting documents as two separate postal mails for ...
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Receiving an international letter in New Zealand with Parcel Collect

I am currently travelling around the south island of NZ, and fate thought it would be hilarious if I suddenly needed to urgently receive some important documents from France. However, I obviously don'...
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Ordering a bulky item in the USA

In Australia where I live, if you order something online it gets delivered by Auspost, if the item is large sometimes you have to be at the house to collect, if you are not there the courier leaves a ...
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Does “poste restante” require ID in Germany?

Does German poste restante (aka general delivery, "Postlagernd" in German) require you to show ID to receive package or you can use just password instead?
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Post forwarding in the UK

If you have a physical address in the UK (not a PO box), but you will be traveling for some weeks every now and then; what's the best way of dealing with your mail? Royal Mail can forward it to ...
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Are there any Postbuses left in the UK?

For a number of years, Royal Mail operated Postbus services, in rural areas of the UK. These delivered the mail, as well as carrying passengers. In many places were the only sort of public transport, ...
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Where is the post box at Keflavík (Reykjavík International) airport?

The list on the postur website doesn't include specific information.
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How to find (and choose!) picture postcards in China?

In many countries around the world, buying picture postcards of sights or other remarkable views works as follows: You find a store that sells picture postcards (souvenir stores, tobacco stores, ...
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Sending dried fruits to Australia through courier [closed]

I have sent 1kg of dried fruits as a gift to a friend from New Zealand to Australia. I DECLARED them in customs form when sending parcel through New Zealand post. But now some one now tells me that ...
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Buying stamps in Wellington Airport?

I'm flying out of Wellington Int'l Airport soon. Can I buy stamps at the airport? And if yes, are they available on Sundays as well?
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Buy and send postcard from Toluca, Mexico?

I've seen topic asking about sending postcards from MEX airport, but I'm currently based in Toluca (on a company project) with very little spare time but I would like to send some postcards to Europe. ...
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Postcards, stamps and mailbox at Manila airport?

I'm having a stupidly hard time finding postcards and stamps in Manila -- it looks like postal mail has been comprehensively obsoleted here by SMS! Can I find postcards, stamps and a mailbox to send ...
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How can I send a postcard from Singapore to India?

I need to know every detail about it. Where to get the stamps from? How many stamps do i need? What kind of stamps are needed?How much will it cost me? How to send it? How long will it take to reach?
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Claiming on registered international mail in Japan

I'm sending a lot of items back to the UK from Japan and paying about triple the standard cost to register my mail (kakitome; 書留). However, I've yet to find a portal where I can actually claim on ...
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Can I receive a parcel in Norway without an address?

I am in Norway (Trondheim region) for a few weeks and wanted to order some items from Sweden. Is there a way to have goods shipped to a post office for pickup? The value of the goods is SEK900/NOK890, ...
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Sending a credit card from UK to Colombia [closed]

I need to send a credit card from the UK to Bogota, Colombia. I already tried sending the card (and, in the past, other letters) via regular Royal Mail international post, which I assume is received ...
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How long does it take to send postcard from Germany to India

I sent a postcard from Munich (Germany) near Ostbahnof station to my friend in Gurgaon (Delhi, India) on 12th of October. I asked the man how much he said 80 cents. Whether he included the stamp or ...
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Receive packages from Amazon.de while in Germany for 3 weeks (Tourist)

I'm going to Germany for 3 weeks in December. While I'm there I'd like to order a few things off Amazon.de and have them delivered at the place I'm staying in (it's a paid apartment and the owners are ...
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Is there a Post Office in Heathrow?

I am flying from India to England on Saturday and will reach Heathrow on Sunday morning. I would like to post a gift to my friend from Heathrow Airport. Is that possible?
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Can large international mail be sent from any post office in Tokyo?

I will be traveling to Tokyo this month for the World Kendo Championship. After the competition I intend to continue traveling through Japan, and I would rather not bring the Kendo equipment with me ...
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What is the cheapest/safest way to ship a box to Japan from USA

I am not sure if this is the right group to submit this question to. I feel like this is a travel question because it involves mailing souvenirs and other things that will not fit in to a suitcase. ...
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How do I get a self-addressed envelope from Canada to USA?

I had a consul general within the US verify my citizenship, and such verification must follow by a motivated conclusion (мотивированное заключение;) they claim that in order for me to receive it, I ...
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Send package from China to Europe [closed]

During my trip in China I wouldn't like to carry all my gifts in my bag, so I'm planning to send them by post. Where is the best place I could do this with minimum problems? I'm planning to send it in ...
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Pick up a package in the US sent from abroad

Is it possible to order from an online store that ships via UPS so that I can pick it up while on vacation in the US? As I will be couch surfing I would like to send it to a "neutral" pick up station. ...