RAO Davao City

United States Military Retiree Activities Office Davao City, Philippines

Postal Rate effective 12 May 2008

Posted by Service Officer on May 10th, 2008

New Postal Rate 2008:  Effective 12 May the new postage rates go into effect.  If in doubt to how much postage to use refer to the USPS Postage Calculator at http://postcalc.usps.gov/default.aspx.  Following are the new rates as they apply to retirees using FPO mail service via RAOs overseas:

1.  First Class Mail:

Not Over Oz    Large envelopes
1     $0.42            $0.83
2       0.59              1.00
3       0.76              1.17
3.5    0.93              1.34
4       1.34              1.34
5       1.51              1.51
6       1.68              1.68
7       1.85              1.85
8       2.02              2.02
9       2.19              2.19
10     2.36              2.36
11     2.53              2.53
12     2.70              2.70
13     2.87              2.87

Over 13 oz use Priority mail rate of $4.60 up to 1 pound or $4.60 for a Priority flat rate envelop regardless of weight.  FPO regulations limit outgoing/incoming mail to one pound for retiree mail .  No packages are authorized other than checkbooks, personal cassettes, personal VCR/DVDs, or medicine shipped by TMOP.

2.  Post Card:  $0.27
3.  Certified Mail: In addition to regular postage add $2.70.  If return receipt is desired add another $2.20 for a mailed return w/signature or $1.00 for unsigned electronic delivery confirmation on the Internet.
4.  Registered & Parcel post:  Not authorized. 

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