I have a couple questions about transitioning to a permanent residence on the island. How do you guys handle mail? USPS doesn’t say much about forwarding to international addresses. Do most people use a relative’s or friend’s address to have mail sent to while waiting for a permanent residence? About how long does it take for mail to come from the states?
Here is a link that addresses your question about receiving mail head on:
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In my opinion you are ■■■■ out of luck for mail. Shipping and buying things online you can do and have it shipped to Hyde in Miami and they will ship it here.
Thanks. Sounds like my best option is to go paperless on everything possible.
I did receive a piece of mail at the Oak Ridge Post office from Canada. Took a very long time to obtain, but I’m not sure if it was delivery time or the post office being closed every time I went to pick it up. A friend noticed it there one hay they were in and picked it up for me. So it IS possible for mail, just don’t count on timing
For the opposite way - A friend had to mail a box of goodies back to Germany from Utila (Next Island to the west). A fairly big box. It was $85 in postage and the box arrived at it’s destination inside of 2 weeks.
Hope that helps.