What Cannot be shipped to FPO?
APO/FPO Shipping Restrictions Below is a list of restricted items that cannot be shipped to an FPO or APO address: Perishable goods. Oversized products over 70 pounds. Any obscene material, including pornographic items.
What item USPS not allowed to ship?
Domestically Prohibited Items Ammunition. Explosives. Gasoline. Marijuana (medical or otherwise); hemp/CBD is allowed, but restricted.
What can you not send to an APO?
Specifically, liquor, wine, beer, alcohol-based candy and perfumes, cigars, cigarettes, chewing tobacco and packaged coffees are illegal.
Can I send shampoo to a FPO?
Here are some general tips about what you can send: Please make sure all items are small and lightweight. Large, heavy items (for example, family size bottles of shampoo) are impractical to ship.
Can you send food to military overseas?
Many foods are safe to mail. However, you must have the name and address of a military person stationed overseas. Because of security risks, the U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail addressed to “Any Serviceman.”
What can be shipped to APO?
Military Mail is the only way for a package to get mailed to an APO or FPO. UPS, FedEx and other shipping services aren’t able to send packages to this USPS offshoot. Packages sent by Military Mail must be less than 70 pounds and cannot include perishables, alcohol, firearms or explosive materials.
Can I ship lotion to an APO?
Enclose all personal hygiene items, such as deodorant, lotion, or shampoo, in a sealable bag. Place all perishable items, such as cookies, chips, etc., in a plastic container. When mailing liquids, ensure they are properly packaged.
What happens if you send prohibited items?
In some cases, the courier services simply take the prohibited items out of the package and continue with the delivery process. They might also ship these items back to the sender. The courier service confiscates the items. In this case, they will likely destroy the package.
Can I send electronics overseas?
When you send laptops, smartphones, or other electronic devices through the mail, you may be dealing with lithium batteries. While a ground service is perfectly okay for sending items like this, it’s not okay to send them internationally.
Can you send homemade cookies to soldiers?
Food gifts that can be safely mailed include dried products such as jerky and fruits, shelf stable canned specialties, and regional condiments such as hot sauces. Homemade cookies, candy, and low-moisture breads and bar cookies are also good candidates for mailing. Perishable foods are not safe to mail.
What can I not ship internationally?
Internationally Prohibited Items
- Air Bags.
- Alcoholic Beverages.
- Dry Ice.
Can USPS ask what’s in my package?
When you bring your mail to the post office, employees will ask if there are any liquids, flammable, or hazardous material inside the package. It’s your responsibility to make sure anything you mail complies with what’s allowed. Each local post office has an area where non-mailable items are detained.
Does customs scan every package?
Does customs check every package? The short answer is yes. Customs checks all inbound international packages and mail. During this process, a customs officer in the country you’re shipping to will review the package to make sure it meets the country’s laws, regulations and policies.
Can I send laptop internationally?
Shipping laptops with USPS USPS is an affordable way to ship your items domestically or internationally, even for laptops. If you’re sending a 15” laptop, consider using a medium or large flat rate box. A medium flat rate box costs $16.25, while a large flat rate box costs $22.65 without any add-ons.
What food can I send overseas?
We’ll mention some of the most common types of food that can be sent abroad:
- Store-bought food items.
- Home-made food.
- vacuum-sealed food.
- food packed in clean paper boxes, metal food tins and plastic boxes/bags.
- dehydrated soups.
- condiments in unbreakable jars.
- coffee, tea.
- dried nuts, fruit, seeds.
Why are there restrictions on shipping through APO/FPO?
These restrictions exist to ensure the safety of your package and its contents, and of those serving our country at the locations you are mailing to. By making sure that your packages fit into the parameters needed to ship safely, you can ship through APO/FPO with confidence!
Where can I find the restrictions for APO/FPO/DPO ZIP codes?
In the USPS’s most recent bulletin, a complete list of the restrictions for each APO/FPO/DPO zip code is listed in the tables beginning on page 34. On page 38, you can find all of the restrictions mentioned in the legend for these boxes.
What items are prohibited from being sent by official mail?
A. Securities, currency, or precious metals, including in their raw, unmanufactured state, are prohibited. Official Mail shipments are exempt from this restriction. B.
How do I contact APO/FPO/DPO for any questions?
Acceptance clerks may contact the Military Postal Service Agency with any questions regarding APO/FPO/DPO ZIP Codes, toll free, at 800-810-6098, Monday–Friday, 0730–1600 ET.