In accordance with the 48th Fighter Wing’s efforts to continue to protect the health and safety of our
    community this facility’s hours of operation maybe impacted.
    Please see below for the most current information.

Facility Hours Update

The Post Office will have reduced hours until further notice.

Official Mail: Mon-Fri 8am-12pm

Parcel Pickup/Customer Service: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm

Mailing Out/Registered Mail: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm

Sat & Sun: Closed

Family & goal Days/Holidays: Closed

To see the most current information on other FSS Facilities click below.

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.

Post Office RAF Lakenheath


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 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 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 on how and where your dependents should apply for the visas at their designated location in the U.S.

What can I do to prepare well for my PSC to Italy?

As you prepare for your PCS to Italy, 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 must have the mandatory required no-fee or official passport that contains an Italian Missione Visa!

Work with the passport agent at your current location on completing this process and they will refer to the DoD Foreign Clearance Guide for more information. A tourist passport CANNOT be used in place of the no-fee passport.

What should DoD Civilians & their dependents do to prepare for a PCS to Italy?

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

What will happen if I don't have the required documents in-hand for my PCS to Italy?

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.

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