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Mailing Services

International Mail

Before placing your international letter or package in your out-going mail:

  • Attach necessary Customs Form
  • Attach International Postage Charge Form
  • Ensure mail item displays a valid University return address
  • Keep separate from your out-going Domestic Mail

Customs forms can be completed online on the US Postal Services International Mail Webpage. Print the completed customs form and attach to your parcel.

For assistance with International mailing requirements, contact The UPS Store at: store6801@theupsstore.com 

Customs Forms Basic Guidelines

Detailed information regarding International Mailing is available on US Postal Service website and USPS Postal Explorer.

First Class Mail International

  • All Letter-size and Flat-size items. Containing documents only.
    • Under 16 oz – No customs form
    • 16oz or more, Less than $400 value – PS Form 2976
  • All Items containing any goods, regardless of weight
    • Less than $400 value – PS Form 2976
    • Over $400 – Prohibited. Must be sent using Priority Mail
    • International or Priority Mail Express International

Priority Mail International

  • All Values - PS Form 2976-A
  • Mailed in USPS-produced Priority Mail International packaging or any other container bearing a Priority Mail sticker or marked with the words “Priority Mail” is within scope of this requirement

Priority Mail Express International

  • All Values – PS Form 2976-B

Airmail M Bags

  • Less than $400 Value – PS Form 2976 affixed to PS Tag 158
  • Over $400 or over 66lbs - Prohibited

You do not need a customs form if you are:

  • Sending First-Class Mail International
  • The envelope must:
    • Be less than 3/4 inch thick
    • Weigh less than 16oz
    •  Contain only documents or letters

International Address Formats

  • Print complete address clearly in capital letters with a pen or permanent marker
  • Do not use commas or periods
  • City destination must appear in capital letters with the correct post code or zone number, if any
  • The last line of the address must show only the country name, in full (no abbreviations) in English, and in capital letters

International Address Format Examples

MR THOMAS CLARK
117 RUSSELL DRIVE
LONDON W1P 6HQ
GREAT BRITAIN
MS CRISTINA CRUZ
APARTADO 3068
46807 PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO
MEXICO