The post office in Brazil is called the
correio. The branches are called agências and are
generally open between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm Monday through Friday, and on
Saturday mornings. Post offices are found in most residential
neighborhoods, major cities, and shopping centers.
When mailing internationally there are no time
guarantees when using the regular mail system.
When mailing a package from Brazil to a
foreign destination using the regular mail, put the items to go in a box
and take paper and string to the post office. DON'T WRAP the package
as the postal officials will open it.
If you send a package to Brazil however,
it should be carefully wrapped to insure it will arrive safely.
SEDEX is the domestic Brazilian express mail,
equivalent to the U.S. Federal Express or DHL. SEDEX is available at all
Brazilian post offices. The service provides reliable 1-2 day delivery.