APO/FPO/DPO Guidelines
& Restrictions

 

Our military service members and diplomatic personnel work hard for us overseas. Far from home, few things brighten their days more than mail from friends and loved ones. Although for APO/FPO/DPO shipments you pay domestic prices, you’ll need to follow special guidelines.You will need a customs form for your APO/FPO/DPO packages.  What form you need depends on the service you’re using and the declared value of your mail.

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Get the Address Right

  1. Write out the service member's full name in the address.*

  2. Include the unit and APO/FPO/DPO (Air/Army Post Office™, Fleet Post Office or Diplomatic Post Office) address with the 9-digit ZIP Code™ (if one is assigned). For example...
  3. CPT JOHN DOE
    UNIT 2050 BOX 4190
    APO AP 96278-2050

    SGT ROBERT SMITH
    PSC 802 BOX 74
    APO AE 09499-0074

    SEAMAN JOSEPH SMITH
    USCGC HAMILTON
    FPO AP 96667-3931

    MSG JANE DOE
    CMR 1250
    APO AA 09045-1000

  4. Include a return address.


* All mail must be addressed to someone specific; addressing mail to "Any Service Member" is no longer permitted.

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