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Mailing an envelope overseas with return postage

The common solution to the general problem of how to send mail to a recipient in a foreign country and pay for them to send it back to you is the International Reply Coupon, which is overseen by the ...
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What is the "/" in the addresses in Scotland stand for?

As mkennedy says, it's the floor/flat. When I lived in Glasgow it was in the top floor flat (4 floors) on the right, so the address was Flat 4/2, 129 XXXXX Road, Glasgow G12 XXX There isn't an ...
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Are Turkey's customs fees for international mail high?

This is absolutely normal. Every country has a maximum amount allowed to be received in a country without the customs duty. The amount you have listed obviously exceeded that amount. And when you ...
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Sending a 'SEPA direct debit' slip by post - without an envelope?

The post service won't expect a stamp if you are sending something to an “Antwoordnummer”. They can tell and decide who to charge based on the address itself. It doesn't matter if it's a loose reply ...
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Received a backdated letter with no stamp or other visible tracking info. Missed response window. How to react?

A letter without postage, with an impossible performance date, suggests an attempt to scam you. The envelope could have been put in your letterbox by someone other than the postal service. Any contact ...
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Postal address without fixed abode?

I think your best bet is a mail scanning and forwarding service. (Google it, there are many, and I haven't used one to recommend.) Most will: Give you a 'personal' address, intended to be ...
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Administrative mail keeps coming for a person who moved out of Japan

The same as if the person has simply moved to a different address in Japan. You ideally put a sticker on, or else in a bold colour, put 'no longer at this address' across the letter, and put it back ...
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Are ISAL M-bags (for shipping books abroad from USA) available for individuals?

In my response below, seems I was wrong. USPS M-bags are for everyone (and available at a local USPS office). ISAL M-bags are for commercial use: http://pe.usps.com/text/imm/immc2_039.htm 293 ...
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Parcel from family delayed in Spanish customs, as if merchandise. What to do?

I cannot read Spanish very well and I have no first-hand experience with this in Spain so I cannot tell you exactly what to do in this case but note that: There is no allowance for parcels like there ...
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What international postage agreement requires national carriers to use merely other national carriers?

Established by the Treaty of Bern of 1874, the Universal Postal Union - Wikipedia is the bases of the international postage agreements meantioned in your quote.
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Can I send a letter within the Netherlands online?

Yes! I'm afraid that product/service recommendations are both off-topic and likely to get my answer deleted as spam, so I won't post links to any particular services. However, simply googling "...
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What are reliable ways to send mail from the EU to Russia?

It is known that the Russian Post Service (Почта России) is notoriously unreliable and slow Actually, that's no longer true. In November 2016 I've sent two heavy packages using the cheapest regular ...
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Mailing an envelope overseas with return postage

Not sure of France. In Asia I use To Go. I have a account with them. So ship documents to the U.S. There they use Fed Ex. Fed Ex. returns it to To Go. A round trip letter is around U.S. $140. ...
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Mailing an envelope overseas with return postage

In amateur radio we are often wanting to cover a foreign station's postal costs to send us a contact card (QSL card). The usual solution is to send a couple or three American dollar bills, as most ...
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Where in Toronto can I rent a mailbox to receive packages with a street address?

The UPS Store seems to be offering everything you are asking for. From their website: Here’s what you get with mailbox rental: A street address, not a P.O. Box number Package acceptance from all ...
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