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How long does it take to get mail to mexico from u.s.?

I want to send someone in mexico a christmas card and i was wondering if anyone knows how long it would take to get there from the united states.

I have also thought about sending him a small package. Some people told me that it will never get to him if i do that....does anyone have any experience with that?


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Letters take about 3 weeks ... packages are better sent by FedEx and take 3-5 days

The mail system is not very reliable.
You can spend money sending Priority mail-international with NO
assurance that it will arrive on time or at all.

The safest and most realiable way to mail outside of the USA is via FEDEX or UPS but I prefer FEDEX. They will deliver it to the door and get signature of receiver. Send it via 2 or 3 day and you will save some money. You are charge by weight so is always best to send cards or something light or flat that will fit in envelope. If item value is more then $100 make sure you get insurance for only a few dollars and FEDEX will reimburse all value of items!

Are you sending to someone special? I am too...hopefully we are not sending to the same SMOOTH talker in Mexico City..ha,ha

nope! but i think its a bit risky.i think you should send by e-mail cause it safier and takes only a few minutes !

I live in the state of Veracruz in Mexico. iI takes 5 to 6 weeks for a letter to get here and 5 to 7 weeks for a package. Fed Ex may deliver in Mexico City and a few touristy cities, but there is no FedEX here! If you send it FedEx from the states, that will speed it up from your house to the border, but NOT MUCH DIFF. AFTER IT CROSSES THE BORDER. My daughter sent me a pkg by U.S. Mail priority service and it got here in 3 weeks. The post office in the states told her it would be 3 to 5 days...but they have never been to Mexico! So a lot depends on what city it is going to. Also, is much better if your friend has a post office box at the local post office. I think U.S. mail priority would be best, and YES I believe he would get it in time unless he lives in a place more remote than I live in...and that would be very unusual! Go for it! Right away!

Dale Earnhardt Sr.
takes a couple days BUT if they swim it across MAX 45 mins.

Jorge M
You can pay (if you can afford it) UPS, FedEX or DHL express service which will arrive into Mexico in just 1 or 2 days.

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