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Mail Forwarding from USA

Hello All,

My family is preparing to move to Lausanne in August and I'm looking into various mail forwarding services. I've searched old threads but I'm looking for updated information on forwarding mail from the US to Switzerland. Can anyone recommend any providers? Please share your experience.

It seems you obtain a US address, have your mail forwarded there and the service provider scans in what is received and you can ask them to shred it, open & scan it or send it to you directly in Switzerland. You pay a monthly service fee and then actual costs for shipping forwarded mail or scanning mail they open. The different providers offer so many different pricing options that I'm having a hard time comparing them.

I welcome any advice/recommendations from users of this type of service. Thank you!
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Old 07.06.2014, 21:23
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Re: Mail Forwarding from USA

And if they forward anything on that exceeds the swiss customs limits of 60ChF for post (inclusive of posting costs) then be prepared to pay admin fees and import taxes
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Re: Mail Forwarding from USA

I have used US global mail since 2011 and have been mostly happy with them. My major complaint is that sometimes they can take a whole business day to turn around an open and scan, and I'm impatient But otherwise, everything has gone smoothly. I only use them for small mail, no packages, so I can't speak to how they manage packages.


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Hello All,

My family is preparing to move to Lausanne in August and I'm looking into various mail forwarding services. I've searched old threads but I'm looking for updated information on forwarding mail from the US to Switzerland. Can anyone recommend any providers? Please share your experience.

It seems you obtain a US address, have your mail forwarded there and the service provider scans in what is received and you can ask them to shred it, open & scan it or send it to you directly in Switzerland. You pay a monthly service fee and then actual costs for shipping forwarded mail or scanning mail they open. The different providers offer so many different pricing options that I'm having a hard time comparing them.

I welcome any advice/recommendations from users of this type of service. Thank you!
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Re: Mail Forwarding from USA

Thanks for your response. I was leaning toward US Global Mail. Good to hear positive reviews.
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Thanks for your response. I was leaning toward US Global Mail. Good to hear positive reviews.
Dear swizzle6,
We are moving to Lausanne from the US in August as well -- small world! Did you decide on a mail forwarding service? If so (or if you know roughly what to expect), can you share any details about the specific agreement with them? Thanks for any advice!
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Re: Mail Forwarding from USA

I wish I had more news for you. As we approached our departure to Lausanne, I found that I needed to get some of my actual mail and couldn't wait for the forwarding. So, as a short term fix, I had mail forwarded to my parents as we planned to spend our last couple of weeks in the US with them. I do plan to use a service but probably not for a couple of months while we figure out exactly what we want sent to us in Switzerland. Good luck. I'll post when I have an update.

Best wishes as you prepare for your move! It's exciting and overwhelming and I'm hoping for a smooth(ish) transition next week to our new home.
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I wish I had more news for you. As we approached our departure to Lausanne, I found that I needed to get some of my actual mail and couldn't wait for the forwarding. So, as a short term fix, I had mail forwarded to my parents as we planned to spend our last couple of weeks in the US with them. I do plan to use a service but probably not for a couple of months while we figure out exactly what we want sent to us in Switzerland. Good luck. I'll post when I have an update.

Best wishes as you prepare for your move! It's exciting and overwhelming and I'm hoping for a smooth(ish) transition next week to our new home.
Thanks, @swizzle6. I hope your move goes smoothly as well! Yes, it is an exciting time!
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Re: Mail Forwarding from USA

This thread is a couple years old (as are the others relating to this topic).

Are there any other recommendations besides US Global for mail forwarding services?

Thanks!
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Re: Mail Forwarding from USA

I've had good experiences in the past with myus.com.
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Re: Mail Forwarding from USA

earthclassmail.com worked out for us.
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So have I. In fact, I've even used them a few weeks ago during Memorial Day sales.
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Re: Mail Forwarding from USA

https://www.texashomebase.com/

Their scan, email and shred service looks interesting.

Also, interesting is:

https://www.texashomebase.com/texas-domicile/
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