First-Class Package International Service

Affordable Shipping for Packages Under 4 lbs

First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®) is a popular way to:

  • Send packages up to 4 lbs (64 oz), valued at up to $400, worldwide. (Destination countries may have other restrictions.)
  • Get delivery confirmation to select countries.
  • Retail prices start at $14.85.

To send large envelopes under 15.994 oz, letters up to 3.5 oz, and postcards: See First-Class Mail International®.

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Features & Pricing

  • Ship worldwide to over 180 countries
  • Price varies based on weight and destination
  • Delivery varies by destination
  • Get Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation® International (E-USPS DELCON INTL®) when you ship online to select destinations, although certain limitations may apply:
    Georgia, Republic of Germany
    Hong Kong
    New Zealand
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Eligible for extra services (Certificate of Mailing, Registered Mail® Service and Return Receipt Service), except for items using E-USPS DELCON INTL service.

See Insurance & Extra Services

Weight, Size, & Shape Requirements

  • Maximum weight is 4 lbs (64 oz).
  • Packages (Other Than Rolls):
    • Length (the longest dimension): minimum, 6 inches; maximum, 24 inches.
    • Height: minimum, 4 inches.
    • Combined Length, Height, and Depth (thickness): maximum 36 inches.
    • The postage, address, customs form, and any other required elements must be on a side that’s at least 6 inches long x 4 inches high.
  • Rolls (Tubes):
    • Length: minimum, 4 inches; maximum, 36 inches.
    • Length plus twice the diameter (combined): minimum, 6-¾ inches; maximum, 42 inches.
  • Some countries have specific prohibitions and restrictions.

Customs Forms

When you send international packages using First-Class Package International Service, your package must have a complete and computer-generated customs form:

  • If you pay for and print your international postage online with Click-N-Ship service, our tool creates the customs form for you.
    Print a Label & Customs Form
  • If you’ll be paying for your postage at a Post Office™ location, you can save time by printing your customs form at home.
    Create a Customs Form Online
  • Otherwise, you can bring your package to the Post Office, fill out Form PS 2976-R, and give it to the USPS retail associate so they can create and print your customs form and complete the transaction.

Additional Information

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Mailing Restrictions & Prohibitions

There are specific regulations and standards for things you can’t mail (prohibited items) and for mailing restricted and hazardous materials.

Internationally Restricted & Prohibited Items

Learn more about what items you may and may not ship outside the U.S.

International Shipping Prohibitions & Restrictions

Shipping to a Military Post Office (APO/FPO/DPO)

You don't use First-Class Package International Service to send packages to U.S. Military or Diplomatic Post Offices (APO/FPO/DPO) in other countries. Instead, you'll use domestic services and pay domestic prices.

Military & Diplomatic Mail

When you send packages to U.S. military bases or embassies in other countries using APO/FPO/DPO mail, you'll pay domestic prices, but you’ll still be subject to the destination country's restrictions, and you'll have to fill out a customs form. Learn more about how to send mail and packages to loved ones overseas.

Sending APO/FPO/DPO Mail

For Businesses

USPS® offers affordable services so businesses can expand their network and compete in ever-growing global markets.

Helpful Links

Access USPS tools and resources available to businesses that send and receive international shipments.