• RAF Lakenheath Post Office
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Post Office

The 48FSS is proud to welcome the Lakenheath Post Office to our family. The United States Postal Service is an independent agency of the United States federal government, responsible for providing postal service in the United States, including its insular areas and associated states. It is one of the few government agencies explicitly authorized by the United States Constitution.


Finance/Mailing out:
Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 10am-5pm
Thursday: 11am-5pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: Closed
Priority Express can not be accepted after 3pm

Package Pick Up:
Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 10am-6pm
Thursday: 11am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: Closed

Night Shift Package Pickup:
Sunday-Saturday: 10pm-1am

Customer Service/In & Out processing/Claims:
Monday-Wednesday & Friday: 10am-4pm
Thursday: 11am-4pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

All services are closed on all federal holidays, family days, and goal days.


What can I do to prepare well for my PSC?

As you prepare for your PCS, if you are active duty military bringing dependents or are a DoD civilian (with or without dependents), it is absolutely essential that *prior* to leaving your current assignment each member have the mandatory required no-fee or official passport that contains an Italian Missione Visa! If the passport agent at losing base gives you any different guidance, it is in error and they must refer to the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide. A tourist passport CANNOT be used in place of the no-fee passport.

What will happen if I don't have the equired documents are not in-hand?

If the required documents are not in-hand *prior* to departure and subsequent arrival in Italy, members will not permitted to enter Italy or will be subject to deportation should they somehow arrive without them. U.S. Passport Agents in Italy cannot process Italian mission visa applications. NOTE: EU citizens do not require a visa.

What is the difference between No-fee & Official Passports?

Blue no-fee passports are issued to dependents of military members, maroon official passports are issued to DoD civilians and their dependents. To distinguish a blue no-fee passport from a blue tourist passport, the no-fee has the following statement in the back: “This passport is valid only for use in connection with the bearer’s residence abroad as a dependent of a member of the American military or naval forces on active duty outside the United States.” No-Fee Passports are used for official travel of dependents, while Tourist Passports are used for all leave-type and leisure travel.

What should DoD Civilians & their dependents do to prepare?

All DoD Civilians and their dependents must apply for their visas through the Passport Matters Office in Crystal City, VA and receive the Missione Visa from the Italian Embassy in Washington D.C. Work with the passport agent at the losing base to apply for the visa.

What if Italy is a Follow-On Assignment?

If the Active Duty Member is on an unaccompanied tour and has Italy as a follow-on assignment the dependents still must have the visas for their dependents no-fee passports prior to their arrival in Italy. Work with the passport agent at your unaccompanied location for the specific requirements for how and where your dependents should apply for the visas at their designated location in the U.S.

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Chester St, Lakenheath, Brandon IP27 9PS, United Kingdom

DSN 226-2370

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