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Canadian Forces Postal Service

Send mail to our troops overseas at domestic prices.

Highlights

Canadian Forces Postal Service

  • How to address mail to military personnel.

  • Read about customs requirements for parcels.


What is the Canadian Forces Postal Service?

The Canadian Forces Postal Service is an extension of Canada Post that operates Post Offices in support of Canadian Forces deployments and ships worldwide.

Send mail overseas at domestic prices

When you send mail to military personnel, even if they’re stationed outside of Canada, domestic postal rates apply, provided you use the addresses below.

Addressing mail to military personnel

For Delivery to: Address Format Example
Land-based deployments within Canada or overseas* RANK/INITIALS/NAME
SECTION/UNIT
OP NAME or CANADIAN
CONTINGENT
(If appropriate)
PO BOX 5048 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON  K8N 5W6
LS L.A. CROWE
FINANCE SECTION CFSU (E) DET SHAPE
OP ATHENA
PO BOX 5048 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON  K8N 5W6
A ship whose home port is Halifax RANK/INITIALS/NAME
MESS #/SECTION
SHIP NAME
PO BOX 99000 STN FORCES
HALIFAX NS  B3K 5X5
PO R.J. Bloggins
MESS #5
HMCS ATHABASKAN
PO BOX 99000 STN FORCES
HALIFAX NS  B3K 5X5
A ship whose home port is Victoria RANK/INITIALS/NAME
MESS #/SECTION
SHIP NAME
PO BOX 17000
VICTORIA BC  V9A 7N2
LCDR R.J. Bloggins
MESS #3
HMCS REGINA
PO BOX 17000 STN FORCES
VICTORIA BC  V9A 7N2

Customs declarations

All parcels sent overseas must include an International Customs Declaration form (CP72), and are subject to customs inspections in the destination country. You can find this form at your local Post Office. Read more about customs requirements.

Sending mail to Canada from overseas

If you are a member of the Canadian Armed Forces stationed overseas and you want to mail a letter or parcel to Canada:

  1. Address the item with the full name, street address and Postal Code.
  2. Drop the parcel off at the Canadian Forces Post Office where you are deployed. The postal rate will be based on the domestic rate from Belleville, Ontario. Find a rate from Belleville to another Canadian destination.

Sending mail out of Canada as a foreign military force

If you belong to a foreign military force serving in Canada and would like to send a letter or parcel out of Canada, you must use form number 43-074-078 with domestic postage affixed.

The following must also be indicated in the upper left-hand corner:

Return Address Format Example
Number, rank, name
COMMONWEALTH FORCES or
NATO FORCES / Country
Address in Canada
16779 MAJOR J. SMITH
NATO FORCES/ENGLAND
RR1
OROMOCTO NB  E2V 2G2