PriPost offers expat postal service
Expat postal service: PriPost’s solution when you move regularly or stay in different places. Or when you are temporarily going to live in another country as an expat.
PriPost offers expat postal service
Receiving mail while you’re not always in the same location can be a tricky problem. PriPost offers an ideal solution, where you never have to change your postal address again, wherever you are. You only have to inform the authorities and relations from whom you receive mail once about your changed postal address. Ideal if you move often or as an expat regularly live abroad for a short or longer period of time. If your home address changes, you inform us, but your postal address remains the same. Much less regulation and much more convenience!
Many expats use the expat postal service of PriPost. We receive and process the mail in the way you want, for example by scanning the mail and uploading it in your portal. Would you rather have the mail forwarded , collected in a larger envelope? That is also possible. You can easily arrange everything online in the portal and we ensure that the mail reaches you.
Questions and answers regarding the Postbox
Mail in your Postbox is received under the name of the addressee. PriPost checks if the name belongs to the Postbox number. This is important to prevent mail from being assigned to the wrong person during the sorting process. You can add four additional addressees to your list of addressees (in total 5) free of charge. A small amount will be charged from the sixth. This way you can also let us process the mail of your family members by adding their names on the list of addressees. If you wish to receive mail anonymously, you can specify a fictional name. For business customers, therefore, multiple company names can be specified.
It may happen that shortly after you have made the application for a Postbox, you change your mind. That is not a problem, because for consumers (not for companies) we use the legal cooling-off period of 14 days. In other words; a consumer has the right to cancel the application up to 14 days after the time of the application without giving any reason. To exercise this right, you can contact us via [email protected]. We will then credit any costs charged and refund the amount in your e-wallet via our service payment providor.
No. PriPost is completely detached from PostNL or TNT.
No, there are even considerable differences between them. The two biggest differences are the price and the way the mail is processed. With a P.O. Box you have to pick up the mail yourself and with our Postbox the mail is processed for you, by forwarding and / or scanning it. That not only saves a lot of money but also a lot of time. And our Postbox is therefore location independent, because regardless of where you live, work or stay, you can view your mail anytime and anywhere. You also never have to change your postal address again.
It may be that the email did not come through your spam filter. Look in your spambox/junkmail for verification. If you cannot find the email there, please contact us.
Although rare, in some cases it may not be possible (due to limitations in automation at the relevant authority) to provide additional address information, such as a Postbox number. The possibility for a second address line is missing. Alternatively, you can state the Postbox number in the name, for example: Jan Jansen (R320). In practice, we see that this creates little to no problems. If a box number is missing, PriPost will look at the company name (or addressee) and ensure that the mail ends up in the correct Postbox.
You can find more information about the different options for mentioning the box number on www.pripost.eu/boxvermelding. Attention! If the box number is not stated, additional processing costs per postal item will be charged. These costs are not calculated when you have informed us that mentioning is really not possible and we have been able to check this. At this moment we are aware of the relocation service of PostNL and Waternet. Have you found another authority where you encounter the same problem? Then we would like to hear this and after checking we can add this to the list.
Just because there is less and fewer physical mail, it is advisable to outsource this professionally to an external party. This saves you money and time! A P.O. Box of PostNL quickly costs hundreds of euros a year, and there is still the time you spend every time you go to the PO Box to find out that there is no post at all… PriPost offers a modern and flexible solution where you keep the costs in hand, have a business look, and private and business are separated.
The procedure is simple:
- Click on ‘request directly’ and then choose a letter and a number, together this forms your unique Postbox number
- Enter the requested information and check it
- After your approval you can digitally sign the agreement
After the application you can communicate your new mailing address directly to all your relations. You can also set up your Postbox directly with your personal preferences with regard to mail processing. This is all very easy via the on-line customer portal.
No, PriPost is completely detached from PostNL.
It can always happen that something does not go quite as planned. We advise you to always make complaints known to us first by sending an email to [email protected] and explaining your situation. PriPost will then try to resolve the complaint as quickly as possible.
If the complaint cannot be resolved in mutual consultation, you can report the dispute to Stichting WebwinkelKeur (www.webwinkelkeur.nl), who will mediate free of charge.
If there is still no solution to the dispute, you as an Account holder have the option to have your complaint handled by Stichting GeschilOnline (www.geschilonline.com), the ruling is binding and both PriPost and the Account holder agree with this binding ruling. Submitting a dispute to this disputes committee involves costs that must be paid by the Account holder to the relevant committee.
From 15 February 2016, it’s also be possible for consumers in the EU to register complaints via the European Commission’s ODR platform. This ODR platform can be found on http://ec.europa.eu/odr.
Yes, this is possible. You can change your settings at any time via the online customer portal. For example, changing the frequency of forwarding or adjusting your postal address is easily done. When you change the primary processing setting (forwarding, scanning or storing) this will take effect the next day and will only apply to new mail. For mail that had already been received, the old settings still apply. However, the name of the account holder (Postbox holder) and possibly the company name (in case of a business application) cannot be changed, because the agreement has been entered into with it.
At the beginning of your application, choose a letter and a number from the list. These two together form your Postbox number.