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For more information about these services, visit www.usps.com, call 1·800·ASK·USPS, or stop by your Post Office.

International Mail
You can mail postcards, letters, large envelopes, and packages from the United States to other countries. As with domestic mail, you can choose the best service based on speed, cost, and extra services. Customs declaration forms are required on most international packages. All Customs forms must be electronically generated.  If you are not able to do this, take your hand-written customs form to any post office and the retail clerk will be happy to submit the electronic information for you.  * Not sure which Customs form to use? A convenient forms indicator can be found at pe.usps.com. To learn more about options for international mail and to calculate postage, visit pe.usps.com or call 1·800·ASK·USPS. Your Post Office can also help you send mail internationally.

Military Mail
The Postal Service can deliver your letters and packages to more than 500 military Post Offices worldwide. Many services available for domestic mail are also available for military mail. There may be restrictions on the size, weight, or content of your mail. Visit the Domestic Price Calculator at pe.usps.com.

Money Orders
Money orders are a safe alternative to sending cash through the mail. A lost or stolen money order can be replaced. You can buy domestic money orders at all Post Offices in amounts up to $1,000 each. International money orders to certain countries can be purchased in amounts up to $700 each.

Passports
Some Post Offices offer passport application and renewal services. For more information about passport application forms and locations, call 1·800·ASK·USPS or visit http://travel.state.gov.

Paying for Merchandise
For a small fee, you can send merchandise COD (Collect on Delivery) to domestic destinations and have the Postal Service collect payment from the recipient and send it to you.

PC Postage™
Enjoy the convenience of printing postage directly from your home or office using PC Postage products. Postal Service-approved providers offer hardware and software products that allow you to purchase and print postage using a computer and the internet. Learn more at https://www.usps.com/business/online-postage.htm.

Post Office™ Boxes
A Post Office box is a great way to receive mail where and when it’s most convenient for you. You can rent a P.O. Box online at www.usps.com or at most Post Offices. P.O. Box service is provided in 3-, 6-, or 12-month prepaid periods. Prices vary depending on the location of the Post Office and the P.O. Box size.

Stamp Collecting
If you are interested in stamp collecting or the USA Philatelic catalogue, visit www.usps.com or call 1·800·STAMP24. Stamp products make great gifts.

*Not sure which Customs form to use? A convenient customs forms indicator can be found at pe.usps.com.