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Swedish poste restante - which postcode and collection point?

I am moving to Stockholm and need to use the poste restante service. The PostNord website says senders should put 'poste restante' in the address line, followed by the postcode and town. It then says, ...
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How reliable is Denmark's post restante service? How much does it cost?

It seems I can receive a letter using Denmark's post restante service. Does anyone know how reliable it is? Can I receive a 4kg package? How much does it cost (I couldn't understand the pricing page)?
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Sending a 'blacklisted' phone from Kos to England, will there be any issues with customs etc.?

When visiting Kos, Greece, recently, my travel partner lost their phone at the hotel. When we returned home, we contacted our mobile network provider. They have 'blacklisted' the phone. We contacted ...
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Netherlands sending a knife back to France

Last week I stayed in Amstersdam for a few days. When I came back to France I realized I forgot a Leatherman multi-tool in the hotel room. I contacted the hotel and they told me they found the multi-...
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Post office at Heathrow open?

Does anyone know the current status of post at Heathrow? I am arriving at Heathrow on Dec Saturday 18th 2021. I would like to mail a package out by next day mail. I am finding conflicting information ...
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TSA PreCheck Renewal Residential Address Definition

I've been working/living abroad for the past 4 years, and e.g. on my US tax returns I put only my foreign address (since to my understanding that's the right way to fill them out). I've had more than ...
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Apartment numbers in Greece [closed]

How are apartments numbered in Greece? Are they labelled at all? I know in some countries they are numbered, in some they are done by floor or position (Portugal/Spain), and in some (Germany) the ...
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Sending cash by Polish post

Recently I noticed that my 100 CHF cannot be exchanged since the Swiss National Bank assigned a rule. There was no way for me except sending by post. Does anybody have any experience. It is written in ...
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Avoiding customs duties when shipping back forgotten items to Portugal from the UK

I forgot my manual coffee grinder and Aeropress at a friend's place in the UK. The items were bought in the EU (but not Portugal) and I have receipts for them. They're missing all packaging and extra ...
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UK courier for delivering covid-19 test (fit-to-fly requirements)

Are there any reliable couriers in the UK to deliver my (used) coronavirus test kit? The most common ones like DHL and DPD do not accept them, and Royal Mail deliveries are often delayed. Travellers ...
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Where can I buy postage stamps in Manila, Philippines? And where can I go to send postcards? How much will it be?

Where can I buy a postage stamp near Paco, Manila, Philippines? What stamps will I need to send it to the US?
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Mailing address required for filing I-539

My Parents are stuck in US due to COVID 19. They are on B2 visa and their authorized stay as per I-94 is expiring on April 21, 2020. We are in the process of filing I-539 for extending their stay. If ...
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How can I proceed regarding a possibly-lost letter when travelling?

I sent a letter from Montevideo, Uruguay to Romania, via the Uruguay Post. At the post office they told me it would arrive after 15 days. It has been almost 30 days and the letter did not arrive. ...
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Picking up mail at the Post Office in Japan

I have some small packages that I need to pick up the first day I arrive in Sapporo. Some of them will be delivered by Amazon, but for some reason convenience store pickup is not available. My Airbnb ...
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How to find someone to (once) pick up and re-send an envelope in Cancun? [closed]

Last week I went to a Fedex office in Cancun and sent an envelope to the US. Unfortunately a few days later I learned that the package was returned to the same Fedex office because a small amount of ...
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Postal services in Italy - Poste Italiane vs. Friendpost vs. GPS

There are at least three competing postal services in Italy - the government-ran Poste Italiane, and private duo of Globe Postal Service (GPS) and Friendpost, which primarily target tourist customers. ...
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Shipping a UK Visa Application in the USA

I had a few questions about shipping my visa application. The gov.uk site says 'To have your documents returned you must provide a fully addressed prepaid electronic shipping label (we cannot accept ...
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Mailing the UK Visa application

I am confused at what the right mailing address is for UK visa application. My packet contains all the supporting documents.Is this the correct address? UK Visas and Immigration British ...
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How to send an express letter from Turkey to Germany

I am currently travelling in Turkey and need to send an express letter to Germany. It needs to be delivered within a couple of weeks or so, not one month, although there is no strict deadline. I want ...
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Can a passenger in transit at Heathrow get to a post office?

I am flying to heathrow in transit to the USA. Can I go to the post office to post a gift to my friend? Is it possible for someone in transit to use the post office service? Could I buy a gift to send ...
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How can I receive packages while in France?

I'm in France for a month, and I need to receive packages for stuff I buy online. Unfortunately, I'm staying in an apartment building that has a locked gate, and the mailboxes are inside that gate. ...
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Can an American visitor in Canada get critical medications sent from home?

My dad is visiting Toronto from the US and unfortunately during his trip last week he fell and fractured his hip. He had a kidney transplant 3 years ago so he takes anti-rejection meds for it. He has ...
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Receiving parcel in Japan [closed]

I would like to bring a musical instrument from my country to a Japanese friend via international postal parcel service. However, I would like to know about customs security in Japan. I mean to say is ...
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How long does it take a postcard to get from USA to Germany?

I am sending a postcard from a large US city to a large city in Germany via the cheapest shipping option. How long should the letter take to arrive? I have read 5 to 10 business days in one place and ...
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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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