How to ship to the Basra Airport?
May 8, 2012 11:00 AM Subscribe
How can I mail/ship a manila envelope directly to the Emirates office in the terminal at Basra International Airport (BSR) in Iraq? I'm looking for address info and shipping methodology.
posted by eyesontheroad to Travel & Transportation around Basrah, Iraq (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Mildly convoluted: Small school in Northern California has accepted Iraqi student for the fall, and needs to send packet of information including I-20 visa forms (needs to be sent physically). We would like to avoid physical loss of this envelope, as it would require cancellation/reprocessing of said documents.
Through spotty communication, student requests that packet be shipped to his place of employment for safest arrival (the Emirates office in the terminal at the airport in Basra).
He indicates that addressing the packet
"Name of Student
c/o Emirates Airlines Office
Basra International Airport
will be sufficient for its delivery. I can't find any information to the contrary (or in support) anywhere; conversation with Emirates has been unhelpful. If needed, I could try calling the Basra city office of Emirates (not in the airport), but for a variety of reasons including horrific time-zone work-office alignment, it's difficult.
So, there are really two questions embedded here:
1) Is this a good enough address to get the package to the man? and
2) What's the best way to get it there? USPS Priority mail seems like a good option (provided that the address is correct) from here, but perhaps folks with experience with Iraq mailing can advise.
We're not near a DHL office, FWIW (he'd recommended such).
Thanks much, you all.