Customs Forms

Filling Out Customs Forms Online

You usually need a customs form to ship overseas, even with APO, FPO, and DPO mail. The form you need depends on the USPS® mail service you’re using and the total value of what you're sending. Use Click-N-Ship® to print both international postage and custom forms or use the USPS Customs Forms tool to just print forms.

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Do all shipments need a customs form?

You do not need a customs form if you're sending First-Class Mail International® that weighs under 16 ounces.

First-Class Mail International must contain only nonnegotiable documents or correspondence.

Can I complete a customs form at the Post Office?

If you didn’t complete your customs form online or are using postage stamps on a package that requires a customs form, visit your local Post Office branch, fill out form PS 2976-R, and present your package at the counter to have the clerk create your label.

How can I print a shipping label and customs form?

Click-N-Ship will print a customs form for you if you use any of the services listed below and print international postage.

  • First-Class Package International Service®
  • Priority Mail Express International®
  • Priority Mail International®

After you prepare your package, you can schedule a free Package Pickup or take your package to your local Post Office location.

Which form do I need to fill out?

For Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®) packages:

For Priority Mail Express International® and all other USPS international services, including APO/FPO/DPO mail, use PS Form 2976-R, and take your package to the counter for the clerk to create the label.

Do I need a customs form for packages going to an APO/FPO/DPO?

In most cases, you'll need a customs form when you send shipments to military bases and embassies.

Learn More about sending Military & Diplomatic Mail

Where do I find the country-specific requirements?

Each country has specific customs requirements, which you can find in our Individual Country Listings.

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Where do I find additional information about customs forms?

Check these resources for more information about required customs forms.