Ship to Military Base or US Territory Addresses

Shipments to a military base or US territory address require specific shipping services and address formats. USPS uses the Military & Diplomatic Mail service for these specialized addresses.

Please keep in mind that at this time, the PayPal Shipping Center does not support creating return labels for military or US territory shipments.

Customs Forms Requirements for Military and US Territory Addresses

  • Even if the destination is overseas, these are considered domestic shipments. However, the carrier may still require a customs form with the shipment.

  • Shipments to military addresses will have customs information included from PayPal.

  • USPS shipments to US Territories will also have customs information included.

Military Base Address Format

USPS Only

UPS does not ship to military addresses. You must use USPS for shipments to military addresses.

To create a shipment to a US Military Base, the address must be formatted in the following way:

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  1. Write out the service member's rank and full name in the Name field.

  2. Set the country to United States, as these addresses are considered part of the US.

  3. Include their unit and PO box on Address Line 1.

  4. The city field will need to be one of the abbreviations set forth by the Military:

    • APO: Army Post Office

    • FPO: Fleet Post Office

    • DPO: Diplomatic Post Office

  5. Select one of the following for the state from the drop-down. The Region field for your order needs to be assigned a “state code,” which is categorized by the following abbreviations:

    • AA: Armed Forces Central and South Americas (Armed Forces Americas)

    • AE: Armed Forces Europe (including-Canada, Middle East, and Africa)

    • AP: Armed Forces Pacific

  6. Enter a zip code, then click Save.

  7. The PayPal Shipping Center will automatically detect this as a military address and prompt you to Confirm the updated address.

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    The state will update with one of the following abbreviations:

    • AA: Armed Forces Central and South Americas (Armed Forces Americas)

    • AP: Armed Forces Pacific

    • AE: Armed Forces Europe (including-Canada, Middle East, and Africa)

US Territory Address Format

To ship to a US territory, follow the format here:

  1. Select the United States of America from the Country drop down list.

  2. Enter the address information on Address Lines 1 and 2.

  3. Select one of the following for the state from the drop-down. The Region field for your order needs to be assigned a “state code,” which is categorized by the following abbreviations:

    • AS: American Samoa

    • GU: Guam

    • MP: Northern Mariana Islands

    • PR: Puerto Rico

    • VI: U.S. Virgin Islands

    • MP: Northern Mariana Islands

  4. Enter a zip code, then click Save.

  5. The PayPal Shipping Center will automatically detect this as a US territory address and prompt you to Confirm the updated address.