International Standard

Cost-effective overseas letter delivery

International Standard offers a convenient, reliable and cost-effective international letter delivery service.

At a Glance 

  • Delivery to Europe in 3 to 5 working days
  • Delivery to rest of the world in 5 to 7 working days
  • Free returns for undelivered items, compensation included up to £20

What can you send?

Maximum dimensions and weight
Examples Greetings cards, personal letters, bills
Max weight 100g
Max length 240mm
Max width 165mm
Max thickness 5mm

Want added peace of mind?

Sending important letters or documents? For a little added peace of mind, consider one of our international tracking and signature services.

International Tracked

Keep tabs on your letter with tracking at five points after despatch as well as an online confirmation of delivery.

International Signed

Your item is tracked until it leaves the UK and is only handed over at its final destination once we have a signature from the recipient.

International Tracked and Signed

For total confidence, this service combines full end-to-end tracking, signature on delivery and an online delivery confirmation. 

Availability of our tracking and signature services varies by destination.

See coverage for tracking and signature services

How much will it cost?

You can calculate the price for International Standard delivery using our Get a price tool

Is there compensation for loss or damage?

In the unlikely event your letter is lost or damaged, compensation cover up to £20 is included. However, because we rely on postal services around the world, we can’t offer a guaranteed delivery time, and we can’t compensate for delays.

Tracking and signature letters travel in a separate network while they’re in the UK, and we provide proof of posting and compensation up to £50 as standard. We also offer the option of extra compensation up to £250 to protect valuable items against loss or damage.

Anything else you need to know?

For useful information about sending things abroad, including advice on restricted or prohibited items, take a look at Help with international sending.


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