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Post re-direction, Britain to Spain, advice needed

Post re-direction, Britain to Spain, advice needed

Old Jan 28th 2018, 11:40 am
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Default Re: Post re-direction, Britain to Spain, advice needed

Originally Posted by FranE View Post
We also have no postal service, and so far we have used the Lista de Correos service successfully - but only for parcels so far.


It's important that post is addressed to your name, then "Lista de Correos", then the address of the POST OFFICE. It's a different system from the "PO Boxes", and at our Correos the Lista de Correos stuff is kept in a different cupboard.


No you don't have to notify them, and they don't notify you. As we've only used it for parcels we sort of know when something will be arriving: just turn up with your passport for ID and ask if there is a letter/parcel in the name of xxx LISTA DE CORREOS.


There is a maximum parcel size and weight, but it's quite generous. The service is free.


NOTE: The Correos won't sign for courier deliveries. This service is only for POST. And if you order stuff from eBay etc there's often no option for postal delivery. When we bought a water pump online, we had it couriered to our daughter and she posted it to us. It cost about £60 for it to be posted, the courier delivery charge to Spain was about £10! (And before anyone comments, the specific pump we wanted/needed wasn't available in Spain).


Here's the info: https://www.xol.co.uk/spain/receivin...-in-spain.html
Great info! Thanks.

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Old Jan 28th 2018, 2:39 pm
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Default Re: Post re-direction, Britain to Spain, advice needed

I would also second what HeikeundAlan said.


Don't know about you, but 90% of our post is junk anyway. We spend 3 months at a time in Spain and our daughter checks on our post. She can open anything official looking and then text us - and then very often if necessary she can deal with it on the phone from her end. "Officialdom" can be put in touch with us via email. If eg our bank wants to phone us they can, and they don't know whether the mobile phone is physically in England or Spain (and probably wouldn't care if they did know). We can pay for most things using online banking, or if our daughter needs to lay out cash for us we can transfer it direct to her bank account.


This is really why we only have to use the Lista de Correos service for parcels.


Is there anyone back home who could do that for you? With modern communications, "post" isn't really as important as it used to be!

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