FAQ: Shipping to APO/FPO/DPO addresses

 

When your overseas shipping address is a APO / FPO / DPO military address, USPS treats it as a “Domestic” address, resulting in dramatically lower shipping costs.

What are the USPS guidelines for shipping to US Military Addresses?

USPS provides the necessary information on this page.  Dynotags are non-perishable, do not contain any batteries or electronics – so they are shippable to virtually any destination.

What are the US Military Addresses and their abbreviations?

When shipping packages to military addresses, be sure to use the correct abbreviation.

  • Army/Air Post Office – APO
  • Fleet Post Office – FPO
  • Diplomatic Post Office – DPO
  • American Forces Americas – AA
  • American Forces Europe – AE
  • American Forces Pacific – AP
How do I format them?
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When shipping packages to military addresses, be sure to include the correct City and State.
  • City: APO, State: AE
  • City: FPO, State: AP
  • City: DPO, State: AE
Will I receive customs forms?
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Yes, although pricing is like domestic shipping, USPS requires customs forms for all of these.  Our shipment process will automatically prepare / attach the customs form for the physical value of the tags. Bulk of the value is in the software service – the physical tags entitle you to use the service via the provided tag – hence declared valuation. 

An example, please…

Certainly!  For this sample DPO address

JOHN ADAMS
UNIT 8400 BOX 0001
DPO AE 09498-0048
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Correct shipping address entry would be
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APOFPODPO-sample