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A picture is worth a thousand words: If sending within the same country, you can omit the country name in the address. When sending to a different country, you can write the address (except the "Country" part) in the destination country language. To address the "Country" controversy that ensued in comments, I offer these guidelines from none other but ...


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Since 2007, I received 53 postcards from the US (via postcrossing). I live in Germany, so this is relevant to your question. The average travel time was 11 days, roughly 67% arrived within this time frame. The minimum was 3 days, the maximum 61. Of course, these are not 100% exact numbers - the "send" date is the day the sender got my address, not ...


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It seems to be legal to send medication to visitors in Canada, under the circumstances you specified, but I'm currently unsure which company will actually do so. If all else fails, I suggest contacting the US embassy in Canada for specific recommendations. Visitors to Canada: Visitors to Canada may bring into Canada, on their person a single course of ...


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The situation is complex and quite variable. If the delivery is done by La Poste (the incumbent postal service), they usually have access to those mailboxes (they have the RFID equivalent of a master key, as well as master keys to open the mailboxes to deliver parcels in them, if they are standard mailboxes). The exception is if there’s a concierge, in ...


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Amazon has an option to deliver your packages to "relays" or "points de retrait" - usually gas stations and small shops can act like one, but there are dedicated places too. You get your package there free of charge, at the store's opening hours. You will need a valid ID to pick it up. If the item you want is not eligible for such delivery, you can usually ...


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In my residence, I have exactly the same case. Mail boxes are too small (aperture is designed for letters only) and are accessible from within the building for which the external door is always kept close for security reasons (accessed through physical key or RFID wireless key by residents). I will tell you what happens with Amazon delivery based on my ...


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You can purchase stamps and deposit letters in postboxes after security in each terminal (the online terminal map does not appear to say where exactly these are), so as long as your gift fits into the post box and you are able to buy enough stamps, then it is probably possible to send the item. If you must use an actual post office, you would need to be ...


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Postcards are for direct mailing and often enjoy a lower postage rate than envelopes. They are more vulnerable to damage and marking, but that, and the stamps and cancellation, may add to the charm. The stamp goes in the upper right. It must be on the same side as the address. This, and some fluorescent dye on the stamp, is used by the sorting ...


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As far as I can see you should be mailing to a different address: You should mail your application to: VFS Services USA Inc. UKVI Scanning Hub 145 West 45th St Floor 5 New York NY 10036 According to the UK Government website


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If you have a 4 hour layover, you may need to pass through immigration and leave the terminal but that’s easily doable in 4 hours. Here are the Post Office details at Heathrow: The airport Post Office is on the first floor of Terminal 3 departures, in the public area before security ( it's near the security control entrance). Opening hours: Monday ...


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There is a very limited list of items generally prohibited for importing (like drugs, alcohol, and firearms). You may check the components of items you're planning to send to see if there's any prohibited component within. My personal opinion is that with the items you listed, you're all fine, just care about any alcohol component. Here's the exact list of ...


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A solution that might help you is called Poste restante, meaning Staying at the post office. The trick is to give as your address, your name followed by the mention "Poste restante" and the address of a specific post office near you. The letter or package will be delivered to this office and you will be able to get it by presenting an ID. As an example, you ...


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Note that even though Chronoposte looks like it's a service from the post office, it's actually entirely run by contractors (down to sub-sub-sub contractors..) and behaves quite differently from the post office. Especially in terms of delivery, and especially to residential addresses. If you want the full benefit of post office service, be sure to use ...


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You raise two questions. The uk.gov page uses the term "documents" to refer to the whole packet, i.e., the application form, your passport, and supporting documents. I can understand only wanting the passport back, but were I you I would want to avoid a semantic dispute with VFS about whether the word "documents" includes your passport or not. For the ...


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France has a service specifically designed for this sort of thing, called Poste Restante. You can send packages to yourself to be collected at a post office. See the link for more details. Avec le service Poste restante, vos courriers et colis vous attendent dans le bureau de poste de votre choix : confidentialité assurée et remise en main propre garantie....


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In France, the parcel will never, ever be left on the street. By the way, do not worry about the gate code, I think every pizza store has every gate code in the country already.


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Is it a gift to him? Then send it to him declaring it as a gift. Is it for you to use and bring back? Then send it to yourself c/o him at his address. Declare it on your customs form when you enter the country. John Traveller C/o Taro Urashima 1-2-3 Yamaha-cho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 123-456


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In France there are quite a few networks of delivery locations. Many sites will allow you to pick a location to deliver to at the time of order (it may in some cases reduce delivery charges). The issue is that as there are several different networks, it may be difficult to find a single location you can get everything delivered to. A few locations belong ...


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There is a postal office just on the right side of domestic departures. And we bought the stamps in a little shop just at international departures.


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