All packages shipped to an APO/FPO address require a customs form. You DO need to list the entire contents of the package. On the customs form, check the box for "bona fide gift". Click here for example of new January 2004 form.
The new form (January 2004) is multi-part and you will get a copy for yourself. Our local post office will continue to accept the old forms (October 2001) until they are used up. Check with your local post office for their guidelines.
Your local postal facility will give you the customs forms to use. Ask them if you can take a stack home with your to save time at the counter the next time you come in to mail a package to your Marine.
For additional information on this guideline, see article B1 of the USPS Restrictions as posted in the Postal Bulletin 22127. Click here for example showing 8 areas to complete.
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