What is my FPO address?
If you are shipping to a military base or diplomatic location, you’ll be using an APO, FPO or DPO address. GovX makes this process easy! APO stands for Army Post Office and is associated with Army or Air Force installations. FPO stands for Fleet Post Office and is associated with Navy installations and ships.
How do I fill out an FPO AP address?
Address Standards The last line must contain the APO or FPO designation, the appropriate two-letter “state” abbreviation, (AA, AE, or AP) followed by the ZIP+4® or five-digit ZIP Code™ number (when applicable “United States” or “USA” would be the country name utilized).
Is an FPO a U.S. address?
APO and FPO are abbreviations used by the US Military Postal Service to deliver mail and packages to military personnel overseas. APO stands for Army Post Office and is associated with the US Army and Air Force. FPO stands for Fleet Post Office and is associated with the Navy and its ships.
What does address type FPO mean?
Fleet Post Office
APO – Army Post Office is used in conjunction with Army or Air Force installations. FPO – Fleet Post Office is used in conjunction with Navy installations. DPO – Diplomatic Post Office is used for the U.S. Diplomatic locations.
Is FPO a PO box?
As can been seen, APOs, FPOs, and DPOs are just like the Post Office (P.O.) boxes one can rent at the local Post Office. The only real difference being is that they are located overseas on Military bases or in U.S. Embassies.
How do I send a letter to an FPO address?
To correctly address Military Mail, please include:
- Name of the recipient (rank/grade/rating is optional)
- Include the:
- For FPO addresses aboard a United States Navy or United States Coast Guard vessel, use the ship’s name and hull number.
- The recipient’s Military Post Office Box number.
How much does it cost to ship to an FPO address?
You only have to provide standard domestic postage on mail going to an APO or FPO addresses. If you pay $0.47 for a stamp to mail something within the continental United States, it only costs $0.47 to mail it overseas as long as you have an APO/FPO/DPO address and associated ZIP code.
How do FPO addresses work?
Military addresses must show the grade, full name with middle name or initial, and PSC number, unit number, or ship name. Replace the city name with “APO ” or “FPO,” and the state with “AA,” “AE,” or “AP,” and use a special ZIP Code. All APO / FPO shipments must be made by using the United States Post Office (USPS).
Is FPO the city or state?
Overseas U.S. military bases are considered domestic (U.S.) shipments. This means you need to select United States as the ship-to country. Do not select the country where the base is located. The city should be “APO” or “FPO” for a properly formatted APO FPO address.
How do I get free military care packages?
The United States Postal Service (USPS) offers a free “Military Care Kit” with the necessary supplies for sending packages overseas, including boxes, packing tape and customs forms. Visit the USPS website to get your free kit, which will be shipped to you and arrive at your doorstep within 5 to 7 business days.
Does FedEx ship to FPO addresses?
Only USPS can deliver the actual packages to APO addresses. Although other shipping services such as FedEx and UPS send packages to other countries where military forces are concentrated, USPS is the only entity that can actually deliver them to APO, FPO, and DPO addresses due to governmental security reasons.