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Correos - medication

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Hi folks. Apologies non Camino related! I need to get some Medication sent UK to Spain by special delivery. I would sooner get it sent to Correos rather than hostel. I think that is accepted practice! Any experts please! To be clear not Camino related
Luggage. Thank you!
 
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Try a search for ‘poste restante’ (spelling is correct) on here or a well known search engine. I’m certain it’s come up before.,
 

Jeff Crawley

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One thing to be careful about is how the package is addressed.

A friend who settled in southern Spain used Poste Restante (aka Lista de Correos) before he moved into his permanent address. His name is David Stewart.

It's a small township with not many foreign residents and one day a clerk asked him if he knew another Englishman, a Snr DAVID? Because they had several pieces of mail for him that had not been collected. On inspection the mail was found to be addressed to Snr DAVID STEWART and had been filed under D and not S.

Presumably you'll need to complete a Customs Declaration so THIS might be of interest.
 

Chef66

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Ah that’s great! Yes I am staying in a tiny place so this is really useful! Yes have to fill in a CN22 customs form! Thanks again!
 
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David Tallan

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One thing to be careful about is how the package is addressed.

A friend who settled in southern Spain used Poste Restante (aka Lista de Correos) before he moved into his permanent address. His name is David Stewart.

It's a small township with not many foreign residents and one day a clerk asked him if he knew another Englishman, a Snr DAVID? Because they had several pieces of mail for him that had not been collected. On inspection the mail was found to be addressed to Snr DAVID STEWART and had been filed under D and not S.

Presumably you'll need to complete a Customs Declaration so THIS might be of interest.
That might be because in Spain it is the custom to have two surnames. Traditionally, the first from your father and the second from your mother (although this is beginning to change in the 21st century). Sorting is by the first of the two surnames, the first is most commonly used in conversation, and it is the first that gets passed down to your children. So, seeing Snr David Stewart, they probably thought it was like Mr. Smythe-Jones and sorted it by the first surname.

 

Jeff Crawley

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That might be because in Spain it is the custom to have two surnames. Traditionally, the first from your father and the second from your mother (although this is beginning to change in the 21st century). Sorting is by the first of the two surnames, the first is most commonly used in conversation, and it is the first that gets passed down to your children. So, seeing Snr David Stewart, they probably thought it was like Mr. Smythe-Jones and sorted it by the first surname.

Exactly - sorry, should have made it clearer!
 

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