Sending valuables or money overseas
If you're sending valuables, money or jewellery overseas, we recommend that you use one of our International Tracking and Signature services
These services are available with additional compensation cover, but please note that the maximum compensation available for loss or damage to an international mail item containing money is £100.
You are advised to package money securely and take care to ensure that it is not visible through the envelope. Do not indicate on the outside of the packaging that money is enclosed.
Coins should not be sent in envelopes – our automated sorting machinery may damage envelopes containing coins, which can lead to delay in delivery and increase the likelihood of contents being lost.
Countries that don’t allow money to be sent
Many countries don't allow money to be sent through their postal networks. Royal Mail cannot accept liability for loss or damage to mail items containing money which are sent to these destinations:
• Cape Verde
• Central African Republic
• China (excluding Hong Kong and Macao)
• Czech Republic
• Dominican Republic
• Germany (unless sent by International Tracked & Signed or International Tracked)
• Laos (People’s Democratic Republic of)
• New Zealand
• Saudi Arabia
• USA (unless sent by International Tracked & Signed)
Welcome to our help centre
All the help and advice you could ever need.
- How much does it cost to send a letter or parcel overseas?
- Find out about international sanctions
- Help with custom requirements
- How to send money and jewellery securely overseas
- Addressing your items - Western Europe
- Addressing your items - rest of the world
- I need advice about wrapping and packaging
- Tell me about size and weight restrictions
- What goods can I not send?
- Tell me about restricted goods
- Top tips for sending mail overseas
If you are sending valuables, money or jewellery overseas, we recommend that you use one of our International Tracking and Signature services.Full details