SAMPLE CUSTOMS FORM 2976-A
Customs forms, available at the Post Office, or that can alternately be completed online, are necessary when mailing to an FPO or APO - e.g., AE 09390-1503. In using the forms, you can summarize the "Detailed description of Contents", e.g., Personal Hygiene items, books, etc. Prepare the 2976-A Form (see sample, below) and the Post Office clerk will complete it, stamp it, and attach it appropriately to your box.
A copy of an online form is shown at the bottom of the page.
IMPORTANT! Always "check" (or "circle") "Treat As Abandoned", under Item 10, "If Non-deliverable", (item 17 on some older forms) - . This should prevent the box being returned if the Unit has changed address. Hopefully it will be distributed to another Unit.
This is the typed or handwritten form that can ONLY be taken to regular Post Offices.
Optionally, this is the Customs Form completed online & can be
taken to either the regular Post Office or to a US Postal Service sub-unit, like
"Jack's Discount" at 3251 17th Street, Unit 60
(Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:15pm; Sat: 9:00am-3:30pm; Sun: closed).