Dili - Post Report Question and Answers

How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

Mail is painfully slow because of COVID impacts. In the before times, it was about one month delivery time. - Aug 2021

DPO or diplomatic pouch. - Sep 2017

Pouch/DPO through the Embassy. Delivery times range from a week to two months and expect the package to be beaten up some. Very thankful though for the service. There are no good local postal facilities. DHL is available. - May 2017

Receiving is difficult as until recently there were no postal addresses (houses, buildings were not numbered), but that is changing. I have sent one letter to two different countries and they were received. Word is mail only takes a bit over a week to get to Portugal, but haven't tested that yet. Most people receive mail in country via DHL. - Sep 2016

U.S. embassy mail - 2-6 weeks. - Nov 2013

Pouch and DPO. Local mail service is mostly non-existent. DHL and FEDEX have an office here but prices are exorbitant. - Apr 2013

We use the embassy pouch. I have no idea how to do it otherwise. - Mar 2010

Mail in Dili is not reliable. - Feb 2010

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