The Pontifical North American College

Shipping / Mailing

United States Office of Institutional Advancement
(Donations, mailing list information, alumni assistance)

Pontifical North American College
3211 4th Street NE
Washington, DC  20017
202-541-5411

The College in Rome

  • There are two mailing addresses to the Pontifical North American College in Rome. One is in Vatican City State and the other is in Rome, Italy. These addresses are in two different countries.
    • All Personal Letters should be sent to the Vatican City Address.
    • All Boxes must be sent to the Vatican City Address, if sent from outside the EU (European Union).
    • Documents sent by Courier and Parcels sent from the EU should be sent to the Italian city address in Rome.
 
Rome, Italy:
Vatican City State, V:
Recipient
Mr. John Doe Seminarian
Recipient
Mr. John Doe Seminarian
Addressee
The Pontifical North American College
Addressee
The Pontifical North American College
Address
Via del Gianicolo 14
Address
Ufficio Merci, Governatorato *
Zip
00165
Zip
00120
City
Rome
City
Vatican City
State
<RM
State
V
Country
Italy
Country
Vatican City State, Europe
The Mailing Address will appear as:
Recipient
Pontifical North American College
Via del Gianicolo 14
00165 Rome, RM,
Italy
The Mailing Address will appear as:
Recipient
Pontifical North American College
Ufficio Merci, Governatorato*
00120 Vatican City , V,
Vatican City State, Europe
·        Documents (NCV-no commercial value)
·        Parcels / Freight sent from the EU (European Union)
·        Personal Letter
·        * Parcels / Freight, sent from the US or outside the EU (European Union)

Letters

A first class air mail letter from the US will generally take between 2 weeks and a month to reach the College. Holidays, of course, can substantially increase the delivery time. The Vatican Post Office operates 6 days/week and the service is generally reliable.

Sending Letters

A first class air mail letter or postcard to the US, Canada or Australia (€1.60 to the US & Canada, €2.00 to Australia) will take approximately ten days to reach North America.

Packages / Boxes

Packages sent through a Postal Service (e.g. USPS) to the Vatican Post Office will be charged a minimum of €3.50 for delivery. Customs import duties may be applied on the basis of content and value. These charges show up on your student account at the College. Using the USPS (while slower) is MUCH less expensive than a courier service (e.g. FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc).

Packages sent through a Courier Service (e.g. FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) will be charged a minimum of € 31.00 handling fee by the Vatican “Ufficio Merci”. Customs import duties may be applied on the basis of content and value. Your student account will be charged the € 31.00 Handling Fee, as well as Vatican Customs duties, if applied. Charges show up on your student account at the College.

When receiving consignments sent through the College’s internal freight service (using the internal FedEx code), the shipping costs will be invoiced to your Diocese or you directly, depending on the instructions that you will have provided.

Documents by Courier

Documents that are sent to NAC by courier (i.e. FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) should be sent to the Rome Street Address (e.g. Sending Application Files to NAC in a FedEx Express Mail Envelope).

These documents will clear customs more quickly when addressed in the following way:

For Documents by Courier
**Recipient**
Pontifical North American College
**Company**
PNAC/Director of Admissions
**Address:**
Via del Gianicolo, 14
**City:**
Rome
**State:**
RM
**Country:**
Italy
**Zip Code:**
00165
The Mailing Address will appear as:
Pontifical North American College
PNAC/Director of Admissions
Via del Gianicolo, 14
00165 Rome (RM)
Italy

Sending Documents by Courier

A FedEx Express Mail Envelope to the US (€18 to the US) will take approximately four days to reach the US. Value: NCV (No Commercial Value).

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