Is there mail service in Mexico? This is question I get regularly from my own family. They just can’t believe that we don’t have postal service delivery to the door. Like can’t fathom it. Lol
Well as you’ve probably guessed by my opener, no, in most places in Mexico there isn’t mail delivery service to your door. While there are many reports of deliveries making it to the door, I’ve read many more reports where the deliveries never arrived. That said, there are ways to get mail and packages, it just requires a little more effort than walking to the end of your driveway.
See below for general information about mail service and note that every local area may have slightly different options. When you move, join your local FB group and ask for recommendations on the best shippers/receivers in town.
Private Mail Box Service. Most cities have private mail/package services which have a location NOB and a location locally. They provide you with the US address to use for your mail/packages and routinely (usually once weekly though there are many reports that delays should be expected) all of the mail/packages are driven down to the local office for pickup. Typically there is a subscription fee (monthly/yearly) and a per package fee based upon weight.
Please share any tips or experiences with mail in Mexico which will help our expat community!
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