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International Mail

Mail addressed to countries outside of the United States must have the address typed or printed in Roman capital letters and Arabic numerals. The complete address must include name, house number, street address or box number, city, province, postal code (if known), country, and in some cases the recipients phone number. The last item shown in the address must be the country name --in capitals and not abbreviated.

Addresses written in Russian, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese, or Chinese must be interlined with an English translation of the destination, post office, province and country. It is recommended that addresses written in all other languages also include an English translation of the destination country.

International letters should be placed in red and blue border AIR MAIL envelopes to ensure the best possible handling by both Print & Mailing Services and the U.S. Postal Service.

International rates and regulations vary widely from country to country.

The types of rates available are described below:

  1. First Class Mail International - Letters and letter packages weighing up to 4 pounds.
  2. Priority Mail International - up to 70 pounds and 6-10 business days for delivery.
  3. Express Mail International - 3-5 business days for delivery.
  4. Global Express Mail Guaranteed - 1-3 business days.

When mailing international pieces (not letter size), please indicate what is inside the piece and when it has to arrive. Print & Mailing Services can then determine the most economical method of mailing. ​​