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International Tracked & Signed

Added peace of mind for sending important or valuable items
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Signature on delivery
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

International Tracked & Signed cannot be sent to PO Boxes or Pack Stations, because a signature cannot be captured. This restriction does not apply when items are sent to Africa or the Middle East

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 6.85
Online from £ 6.85

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.75
Online from £ 8.55

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 10.50
Online from £ 10.20

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International Tracked

Tracked to delivery point for peace of mind
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days1
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 5-7 working days
  • Fully tracked to delivery point
  • Online delivery confirmation
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Compensation cover up to £50

Options

  • Additional compensation cover up to £250

 

1 Delivery aim to Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria and Luxembourg is 3-4 working days

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Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 6.75
Online from £ 6.75

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 8.65
Online from £ 8.45

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 10.10
Online from £ 9.80

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 10.10
Online from £ 9.80

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International Standard

An affordable service for everyday international mail
Max 2kg

Features

  • Europe delivery aim: 3-5 working days
  • Worldwide delivery aim: 6-7 working days
  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
Letter
Max 100g | Max L 24cm x W 16.5cm x D 0.5cm
e.g. Greetings cards, personal letters and postcards
Branch from £ 1.70
Online from £ 1.70

Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.25
Online from £ 3.05

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 5.80
Online from £ 5.50

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 5.80
Online from £ 5.50

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International Economy

For heavier parcels that don't need to arrive in a hurry
Max 2kg

Features

  • Compensation cover up to £20 included
  • Free returns for undelivered items
  • Buy online and print the label at home, or go to a Post Office®

Delivery aims

  • Western Europe in up to 2 weeks
  • Eastern Europe in up to 5 weeks
  • North America in up to 6 weeks
  • South America, Africa and Asia in up to 8 weeks
  • Australia in up to 12 weeks
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Large Letter
Max 750g | Max L 35.3cm x W 25cm x D 2.5cm
E.g. Magazines, CDs and DVDs
Branch from £ 3.00
Online from £ 3.00

Parcel
Max 2kg | Max L 60cm x W * x D *
*L+D+W must be under 90cm
Branch from £ 4.85
Online from £ 4.85

Tubes and Rolls
Max 2kg | Max L 90cm x W * x D *
The length plus twice the diameter must be less than 104cm, with the greatest dimension less than 90cm
Branch from £ 4.85
Online from £ 4.85

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You are responsible for checking postal restrictions and prohibitions for your destination.

There are rules about what Royal Mail will carry and each country has their own restrictions which may differ, so it’s important to check both.

Check the status of deliveries around the world on our International Incident Bulletin

Can I send it to Russia?

There are some items you can't send to Russia, or might be restricted.

Here is an indication of prohibited items for mailing to Russian Federation. For further information, or further clarification please refer to the Russian Federation Post website.

You must not send any item addressed to a country in which the item is unlawful or prohibited. When an item is restricted you must comply with the restriction. Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary. The information below is provided in good faith, but Royal Mail is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate. Business customers are strongly recommended to do this.

Please remember that Royal Mail also prohibits and restricts certain categories of items. For more information visit royalmail.com/prohibitedgoods

Prohibited items

Prohibited products are not permitted in the mail under any circumstances.

  • Lithium batteries and equipment containing lithium batteries
  • Live animals
  • All live animals except bees and leeches as well as parasites and predator insects.
  • Meat and edible meat offal
  • Raw products of animal origin, domestically produced sausages.
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • Fish, roe, eggs for incubation, fry for breeding fish, reptiles, insects (alive, stuffed, or parts thereof).
  • Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • Dairy produce.
  • Birds' eggs.
  • Natural honey.
  • Other products.
  • Vegetable products
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • Seeds, plants and other plant products under control for quarantine.
  • Rare species of wild plants listed in the Red Books, including any species of cyclamen and orchid, snowdrops.
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • Fresh vegetables, berries, plants, roots and tubers.
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • Fresh fruit.
  • Cereals
  • Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
  • Poison of vegetable or animal origin.
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • Honey, pollen, wax, honeycombs.
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar
  • Wines of foreign origin and not meeting the brand conditions provided for by law: sour wine, unfit for consumption.
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • Articles used to smoke opium and hashish.
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • Radioactive, toxic and psychotropic substances.
  • Organic chemicals
  • Narcotic substances
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Sera.
  • Chemical preparations for the treatment of animals.
  • Medicaments and preparations with added vitamins.
  • Vaccines, stimulating diagnosticums, (bacteriological) cultures, parasitic oxides, toxins.
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
  • Preparations considered to be combustible or dangerous.
  • Gunpowder.
  • Explosives.
  • Detonators, mercury detonating caps.
  • Rockets, fireworks and flares.
  • Matches.
  • Combustible preparations.
  • Photographic or cinematographic products
  • Undeveloped photosensitive products.
  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Chemical substances dangerous to human life, animals and birds, designed to combat microbes, diseases and plants.
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
  • Newspapers relating to the "snowball" process or other similar process.
  • Press products, manuscript and audiovisual materials, miscellaneous documents, etc, containing information that could be detrimental to State security, social order, public morals, property rights, including intellectual property, and other interests of natural and legal persons.
  • Printed and audio-visual matters:

- Containing appeals for extremist and terrorist activities or public justification of terrorism;

- Pornographic materials;

- Produced and distributed with breach of customs legislation of Eurasian Economic Commonwealth about elections and referendums;

- Intended for propaganda of Nazi symbols, or symbols alike with Nazi symbols, or symbols, which could be mixed with Nazi symbols;

- Containing information which could do harm to the political or economic interest of the Russian Federation, its national security, health and morality of its citizens.

- Customs often ban scientology literature together with literature and DVDs of other non-recognised religious groups.

  • Currency of the Russian Federation, cheques and other currencies of the Bank for External Trade and of the Bank for External Economic Affairs of the Russian Federation. Securities payable to bearer, State bonds and lottery tickets of the Russian Federation.
  • Glass and glassware
  • Imitation pearls containing lead salts.
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; clocks and watches; musical instruments; parts and accessories thereof
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • Transmitters and transceivers of any power, except "Panasonic" radiotelephones, models KXT 7980, KX-T 9000, KT-T 9050 and KX-T 9080.
  • Colour copiers.
  • Undeveloped photosensitive products.
  • Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
  • Firearms of all kinds and ammunition, swords, cutlasses, bayonets, lances and similar arms.

Restrictions

Here is an indication of restricted items for mailing to Russian Federation. For further information, or further clarification please refer to the Russian Federation Post website Opens in new window

Restricted items

• Live animals
• Bees, leeches, silkworms, parasites and predator insects
Importation of bees, leeches, silkworms, parasites and predator insects intended for research is permitted between officially recognized institutions.
Postal items containing bees must undergo veterinary inspection and those containing silkworms are subject to inspection by the quarantine service. Depending on the decision of the inspection services, the postal items are either delivered to the addressees, returned to sender or destroyed.
• Meat and edible meat offal
Products of animal origin intended for consumption
Importation of raw products of animal origin, of domestically produced sausages, dairy products, fish, eggs and honey is subject to the quarantine authorisation of the State Committee for the Protection of the Environment of the Russian Federation.
• Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates.
• All products of this type. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
• Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
• Dairy produce, Birds' eggs, Natural honey, other products. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
• Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
• Seeds, plants and other plant products under control for quarantine
Importation of seeds, plants and other plant products is permitted for scientific research organizations and institutions, subject to the quarantine authorisation of the State Committee for the Protection of the Environment of the Russian Federation.
• Cereals
• All cereals. See Seeds, plants and other plant products under control for quarantine entry above.
• Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
• Seeds for sowing. See Seeds, plants and other plant products under control for quarantine entry above.
• Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
• Natural honey. See Meat and edible meat offal entry above.
• Beverages, spirits and vinegar
• Spirits
Not more than 0.8 of a litre of strong alcoholic beverage (over 22%) and 1.5 litres of wine, the cost of which does not exceed 100 USD, may be sent in a postal parcel.
• Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
Not more than 200 cigarettes, the cost of which does not exceed 100 USD, may be sent in a postal parcel.
• Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
• Psychotropic substances
Narcotics
Importation of narcotic and psychotropic substances is permitted only with the authorisation of the Permanent Committee attached to the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation.
• Organic chemicals
Narcotic substances. See Narcotics entry above
• Pharmaceutical products
• Biological preparations.
Biochemical preparations are admitted with the authorisation of the State Inspectorate for Vegetable Quarantine of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Russian Federation.

Medicaments and preparations with added vitamins are admitted with the authorisation of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation, apart from medicaments approved by the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation.
• Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans
• Foreign currency, "Eurocheque" system forms and guarantee cards for forms.
Only permitted when sent in insured letters

Clear addressing - general guidelines

Universal Postal Union advice

On outward international items, the name of the destination country must always be included:

  • On the last line of address.
  • In capital letters.
  • Preferably in the language of the despatching country or in an internationally recognized language.

For further clarification please refer to the UPU website

Additional information

International Tracked & Signed

Please note that where an item has to be collected from the Post Office, only the addressee can collect the item. The addressee must have the necessary paperwork substantiated by proof of identity, unless there are special circumstances where other legal documentation/power of attorney may apply.

Attach a customs label

You’ll need to apply a customs declaration form to your package. 

If you buy postage online with Click & Drop the label will be generated automatically, and we will also send customs data in advance of your parcel. 

Alternatively, customs declaration labels are available online or in a Post Office® branch. 

  • For items with a value up to £270, you will need customs form CN22 (pdf, 394.05 KB)
  • For items with a value over £270, you will need customs form CN23 (pdf, 227.98 KB) and clear plastic wallet SP 126, also available at any Post Office® branch. 

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