1. Find a BFPO number

You can use the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) if you’re sending mail to:

  • serving armed forces personnel and their families
  • an employee of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), or another official organisation, who’s entitled to use BFPO

You should only use BFPO to send mail to someone you know - there are other ways to support members of the armed forces.

Postal services may be affected, eg by severe weather or industrial action. Check if there are any problems with services.

BFPO numbers

See a list of all BFPO locations with their numbers and postcodes.

Only use postcodes when ordering items from UK-based websites.

Smartphone apps

You can find BFPO numbers, find UK retailers who post products to BFPO addresses, and calculate your postage costs by downloading:

You can find out when your items will be delivered by downloading:

You can only use these apps to track mail in the BFPO system. You may have to use other websites or apps to track mail sent to a UK address.