Government Services


From distributing tax forms to taking passport photos and delivering ballots overseas, the US mail moves government services. USPS is the only delivery service that reaches every mailbox in the nation, including PO Box™ addresses and APO/FPO/DPO addresses.

Passport Services

You can apply for your passport at many Post Offices™ around the country and USPS will forward your application to the State Department. Some locations can even take your passport photo.

Applying for a Passport ›

Find a Post Office that Accepts Passport Application ›

Election Mail

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States and localities are increasingly using mail in the election process. Election Mail is any item mailed to or from authorized elections officials that enables citizens to vote.

State and Local Election Mail - User’s Guide ›

APO/FPO Balloting Procedures ›

Election Mail ›

Election Mail Kit & Resources ›

For Voters ›

Political Mail

Political Mail is an easy and cost-effective way to create material promoting political candidates, referenda, or campaigns. Political Mail is sent via First-Class Mail® or Standard Mail®.

Creating Political Mail ›

Federal Government Solutions

Federal agencies can use USPS for safe and secure and deliveries worldwide. USPS has straight-forward pricing and billing and no surcharges, including competitive pricing and GSA contract pricing.

Contact a Federal Specialist ›

Official Mail

Official Federal government mail includes Penalty Mail, Franked Mail, and Prepaid Mail. Federal agencies may use Penalty Mail via meters, permits, Business Reply Mail® (BRM), PC Postage®, and Priority Mail Express®. Franked Mail is generally restricted to current and former Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States and members of Congress.

Official Mail Guidelines ›

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