There are three main services for International Mail: First Class, Priority Mail and Express Mail. All services are shipped Air Mail. Surface mail is no longer available.
Postage prices vary between each country and the exact weight of the package. When finding the price of the mail piece, you must know the country of destination, the shape of the mail piece and the weight. With those three things, you can get an estimate on-line for the price of the postage.
Each country has specific Prohibitions and Restrictions. Before shipping packages please be sure to check the Prohibitions and Restrictions of the country that you are shipping to. The link below is for the listing of each country and all mailing rules and regulations.
For instruction on international addresses please follow the guidelines from the USPS' Web site.
Mail being sent to U. S. Territories and APO/FPO destinations, while they may be away from the U. S. main land, they are still domestic mail. However mail being sent to these locations must have a customs form 2976-A attached. Postage prices are the same as domestic rates. All Mail services may go to these destinations. Some APO/FPO destinations do not accept Express Mail. All other services such as First Class, Priority, Parcel Post, and Media Mail are available.
First Class is the most economical way to send postal cards, letters, large envelopes and small packages under 4 pounds virtually anywhere in the world. Estimated delivery time varies by country.
Priority Mail International provides customers with a reliable and economical way of sending packages up to 70 pounds to over 190 countries and territories worldwide. Some countries have specific weight requirements. The estimated delivery time for most countries is 6 to 10 business days. This time is not guaranteed.
*Priority Mail Flat rate shipping is available. Please use the Priority Mail Link for a listing of the sizes and cost of the boxes.
This is one of the fastest mail service and the only services with tracking and $100 insurance included. Most countries have a delivery time of three to five business days. Express Mail has a weight limit of 66 pounds and cannot exceed 108 inches in the combined length and girth around the thickest part of the package. Express mail requires a customs form. If the package is under 16 ounces customs form 2976 is required if over 16 ounces customs form 2976-A is required. The Express Mail form is also required for all packages and letters.
This refers only to printed documents, not to electronic storage media or devices such as CD's, DVD's or flash drives. Examples of documents include the following:
Examples of items that do not qualify as documents - Are considered merchandise, so they require a customs form from the sender - include the following: