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Old 07.02.2011, 19:44
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Can someone else grab my package?

OK, now that I've gotten your attention, I have missed a delivery of a nice package from Blighty but I cannot get to the post office where it is now sitting until Saturday.
Is it posible for my fiancee to pick it up if I do something with this yellow card? Sign the back? Send her with my ID and hers?

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Old 07.02.2011, 19:47
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OK, now that I've gotten your attention, I have missed a delivery of a nice package from Blighty but I cannot get to the post office where it is now sitting until Saturday.
Is it posible for my fiancee to pick it up if I do something with this yellow card? Sign the back? Send her with my ID and hers?

Help!
Basically, all of the above - plus a letter of authority from yourself, allowing your fiancee to pick up the parcel on your behalf. I did it once for my husband and there was no problem whatsoever! Good luck
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Old 07.02.2011, 19:53
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Basically, all of the above - plus a letter of authority from yourself, allowing your fiancee to pick up the parcel on your behalf. I did it once for my husband and there was no problem whatsoever! Good luck
I think there might be a slight difference between married couples with the same name and others but I am not sure. I think it is easier if you are married and have the same name, she just shows up with your permit and the announcement strip, worked for me before. I think it should be possible with what Nicola said. After all, some mailmen just leave the package on the door step here so I can't see the authorities being to anal about this, unless it is sent registered.
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Re: Can someone else grab my package?

In my experience, yes. I always pick up my husband's from the post office, I just have to take the yellow paper thingie with me. Nobody ever asked for any ID. Oh, and my husband and I have different surnames.
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"Can someone else grab my package".

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Re: Can someone else grab my package?

Thanks for the help peeps. As it turns out, I managed to drag my hulk out of the pit early this morning and drove to the station via the post office so there is a giant box full of glider wings sitting in my car as we speak.
We are getting married in September so I guess we will be able to try out the 'same names' bit then. I say that because the future Mrs DR has been turned away from the post office when trying to collect my post in the past. Grrrr

Anyways, thanks again all!
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Re: Can someone else grab my package?

and you haven't asked them if your fiancé would have been able to pick your package up? tststs!

guess there's a difference between the mailman leaving packages on the door step or handing them to whomever opens the door and picking them up at the office - the first I see all the time, as I am on maternity leave I am handed the packages for the entire house, but when I have to go to the post office my ID needs to be checked.
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Re: Can someone else grab my package?

Well, I would have asked if she was allowed but I don't have a cold right now so I can't pronounce all those beautiful Swiss words I shall try again next time.
Seriously though, my Swiss isn't quite up to asking that yet and whe I live, they don't really speak a lot of English unless you can rustle up a pretty good attempt in german.
Also, I think it would be futile to ask as they have turned her away more than once in the past so it clearly isn't allowed, if only in our post office...

Well, as of September, I won't have to worry about all this and she can pick it up as Mrs DR.
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Re: Can someone else grab my package?

When you are both well enough you can both go to the post office and sign up for both of you as each others' legal representative, "gesetzlichen Vertreter"

Then you can pick up all the registered letters, cash, parcels, speeding fines, in fact everything. They will ask if you want the Post Finance accounts in both names as well.

Just say "Wir wollen die gesetzlichen Vertreter für jede andere" and take your IDs with you.
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