Ensuring Smooth Delivery to APO/FPO/DPO Addresses
When shipping to military addresses (APO/FPO/DPO), it's crucial to include specific details for accurate and timely delivery. Follow these guidelines to enhance the delivery process:
Include Unit and Box Numbers
Always include the unit and box numbers in your APO/FPO/DPO shipping addresses. This ensures that the mail reaches the intended recipient promptly.
Army/Air Post Office (APO)
PFC JOHN DOE
PSC 3 BOX 4120
APO AE 09021
Fleet Post Office (FPO)
SEAMAN JOSEPH SMITH
UNIT 100100 BOX 4120
FPO AP 96691
Diplomatic Post Office (DPO)
UNIT 8400 BOX 0000
DPO AE 09498-0048
Omit City and Country Names
To prevent mail from entering foreign mail networks, avoid including city or country names in APO/FPO/DPO shipping addresses.
- We cannot be held responsible for shipments once they are delivered to the local USPS facility.
- Tracking information is unavailable for shipments to APO/FPO boxes due to security reasons.
- Shipments through the U.S. Military Post Office may have a longer transit time than indicated at checkout.
For more specific shipping restrictions related to a Military Post Office ZIP Code, consider these options:
- Visit the Military Postal Service Agency's website
- Obtain additional information on diplomatic mail by emailing DPO-Answerperson@state.gov
- Contact your local Post Office
- Call USPS Customer Service at 1-800-ASK-USPS (1-800-275-8777)
- Visit the USPS website - How Do I Address Military Mail
By adhering to these guidelines, you contribute to a smoother shipping experience for our military personnel.