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USPS holiday shipping deadlines for APO/FPO addresses fast approaching

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- If you have a loved one who gets their holiday packages at an overseas APO/FPO address, you'll want to get those presents wrapped sooner than later.

The United States Postal Service has sent out a reminder that the deadline for Parcel Post is November 12. The other deadlines for other shipping methods are as follows:

Zip Codes Express Mail (EMM) 1st Class Letters/Cards  Priority    Parcel Airlift (PAL) Space Available Parcel Post
APO/FPO AE 090-092 Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov.26 Nov. 12
APO/FPO AE 093 N/A Dec. 3 Dec. 3 Nov. 30 Nov. 26 Nov. 12
APO/FPO AE 094-098 Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 12
APO/FPO AA 340 Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26 Nov. 12
APO/FPO AP 962-966 Dec. 17 Dec. 10 Dec. 10 Dec. 3 Nov. 26

Nov. 12

 

 

NOTE:

EMM – Available at select military/diplomatic Post Offices. Check with your local Post Office to determine if this service is available to an APO/FPO/DPO address.

PAL – Provides air transportation for parcels on a space-available basis. It is available for Parcel Post Items not exceeding 30 pounds in weight for 60 inches in length and girth combined. The applicable PAL fee must be paid in addition to the regular surface rate of postage for each addressed piece sent by PAL service.

SAM – Parcels are paid at Parcel Post prices with maximum weight and size limits of 15 pounds and 60 inches in length and girth combined. SAM parcels are first transported domestically by surface and then to overseas destinations by air on a space available basis.

The recommended last day to mail the most economical postage to overseas military destinations, including Iraq and Afghanistan, is Nov. 12. Mail addressed to military Post Offices overseas is subject to certain conditions or restrictions regarding content, preparation and handling. APO/FPO/DPO addresses generally require customs forms.

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