Czech Postal System--mail forwarding

Discussion in 'Culture' started by vladimir, May 26, 2009.

  1. vladimir

    vladimir Member

    I have a Czech friend who lives in the Czech Republic who recently moved within the country, but I don't have the new address.

    Will their postal system forward mail and packages to a new address and if so, for how long after the change of address?
  2. vladimir

    vladimir Member

    Also, what is the best way to send a small money gift to someone in CZ?
  3. bibax

    bibax Well-Known Member

    In the Czech Republic, mail forwarding is a paid service (usually the Czech Post does not know someone's new address, it is not a secret police).

    For how long? As long as someone pays for it.

    Is it different in the USA?
  4. vladimir

    vladimir Member

    Thanks for your response. I'm not sure I understand the answer.

    If you are not from the US, in the US we provide our post office with our new address and the mail is forwarded for a year. There's no extra cost for letters, but I'm not sure about packages.

    If someone in the Czech Republic moves, do they tell the post office to forward mail?

    You say it is a paid service? How much do they charge?
  5. bibax

    bibax Well-Known Member

    Mail forwarding is optional and paid service.

    100 CZK/month
  6. vladimir

    vladimir Member

    So what happens if I mail a letter to someone's old address and they did not buy the mail forwarding service?

    Will the letter be returned to me?

    How can I know if they have this service, since the only way I can communicate with them is by mail?
  7. bibax

    bibax Well-Known Member

    Probably yes.

    Try to send them a letter and wait.

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