Ashgabat - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Pouch. It took about 3 weeks to arrive. - Dec 2020

I do not use local postal facilities. Diplomatic pouch takes two to three weeks. DHL discontinued service recently. - Mar 2019

I mail letters through the embassy. - Jun 2018

Diplomatic pouch - Feb 2016

There is a national postal service which isn't terribly efficient. Expect everything to be opened, inspected and to perhaps go missing. We used the pouch for everything, which took 2-3 weeks to the States. - Jul 2014

Pouch only! No UPS, DHL, FEDEX, APO. - Oct 2012

Pouch. There are basically no good options for express mail. - Mar 2012

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