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International Mail & Shipping Services

Compare USPS International Shipping Services

USPS® has an international delivery service to fit your needs. Choose a shipping service based on postage rates, included tracking and insurance, delivery times, the records you'd like to keep, and whether you would like to use free Postal shipping envelopes and boxes.

Compare USPS International Mail Services to quickly see which option is best for your shipment.

Global Express Guaranteed

1–3 Business Days1

Global Express Guaranteed® (GXG®) service delivers international shipments in 1 to 3 business days1, including overnight delivery to many locations in Canada. GXG offers competitive shipping rates and date-certain delivery with a money-back guarantee2 to over 190 countries. International transportation and delivery provided by FedEx Express. Prices start at $67.80.


Priority Mail Express International

3–5 Business Days3

Priority Mail Express International® service provides fast, reliable, and affordable international delivery to more than 190 countries. Some destinations have optional date-certain service delivery with a money-back guarantee. Flat Rate Envelopes for items up to 4 lbs are free. Prices start at $45.95.3


Priority Mail International

6–10 Business Days3

USPS provides reliable and affordable international delivery to more than 190 countries through Priority Mail International® service. Most Priority Mail International shipments include tracking and up to $100 in insurance with some exceptions. Most Priority Mail International Flat Rate Boxes and Envelopes are free. Prices start at $26.90.


First-Class Mail International

Affordable International Mailing

First-Class Mail International® is our most affordable option for sending postcards, letters, and flats to other countries. You can ship items up to 15.994 oz that are less than $400 in value to more than 190 countries. Global Forever stamps are $1.20.


First-Class Package International Service

Affordable Lightweight Shipping

First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®) is an economical way to send lightweight packages to more than 190 countries. Packages can weigh up to 4 lbs but must not be more than $400 in value. Other restrictions may apply based on the destination country. First-Class Package International includes Electronic USPS Delivery Confirmation® International (E-USPS DELCON INTL®) when you ship online to select destinations. Prices start at $12.25.

Weight, Size, & Shape Requirements

  • Maximum weight is 64 oz (4 lbs).
  • Maximum combined length, height, and width is 36 inches (42 inches for rolls/tubes).
  • Some countries have specific prohibitions and restrictions.

Individual Country Requirements
How to Prepare International Shipments
View Price Files


Airmail M-Bags

Send Large Amounts of Printed Material

Airmail M-Bag® packaging is the most affordable way to send large amounts of printed material internationally, including newspapers, magazines, journals, books, sheet music, catalogs, directories, commercial advertising, and promotional matter. Delivery varies by destination. Prices start at $51.70 at a Post Office location.

Weight, Size, & Shape Requirements

  • No minimum weight, but any M-Bag under 11 lbs will be charged at the 11 lb price.
  • Maximum weight is 66 lbs.
  • Some countries have specific prohibitions and restrictions.

Individual Country Requirements
How to Prepare International Shipments
View Price Files

Customs Forms

Airmail M-Bags must include a customs form.

Create a Customs Form


Compare International Mail Services

Compare USPS mail services by starting retail and commercial prices, shipping time, and more. Most services automatically include USPS Tracking®, and you can add insurance and extra services.

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Service Starting Price Ship Time Pricing Options Shipping Methods Insurance Other Services
Global Express Guaranteed®
(GXG®)

$67.80 (varies by country)

1-3 days4

  • Flat Rate
  • Variable Rate5

At Post Office & Online

$100 included6

Included: USPS Tracking

Priority Mail Express International®

$45.95 (varies by country)

3-5 days7

  • Flat Rate
  • Variable Rate8
  • Prepaid

At Post Office & Online

$100 included (documents); $200 included (merchandise)9

Included: USPS Tracking

Priority Mail International®

$26.90 (varies by country)

6-10 days7

  • Flat Rate
  • Variable Rate8

At Post Office & Online

$100 included (documents); $200 included (merchandise)10

Included: USPS Tracking

Available: Return Receipt11

First-Class Mail International®

$1.20 (varies by country)

Varies12

  • Variable Rate8

At Post Office & Online

N/A

Available: USPS Tracking, Registered Mail®, Return Reciept13, Certificate of Mailing (for unregistered mail)

First-Class Package International Service®

$12.25 (varies by country)

Varies12

  • Variable Rate8

At Post Office & Online

N/A

Available: USPS Tracking, Registered Mail, Return Reciept13, Certificate of Mailing (for unregistered mail)

Airmail M-Bags®

$51.70 (varies by country)

Varies12

  • Variable Rate8

At Post Office & Online

N/A

Available: USPS Tracking

1. For many major markets. Actual number of days may vary. See Publication 141 for more detailed information. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 1
2. Exceptions apply. See Publication 141 for more information. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 2
3. For many major markets. Actual number of days may vary based on origin, and customs delays. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 3
4. For many major markets. Actual number of days may vary. See Publication 141: Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide for more detailed information. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 4
5. Prices for items mailed in USPS-produced GXG envelopes based on weight and country price group. For all other GXG items, prices based on dimensional weight or actual weight, which is greater, and country price group. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 5
6. Some countries have lower limits. See Publication 141 for more information on insurance. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 6
7.For many major markets. Actual number of days may vary based on origin, destination, and customs delays. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 7
8. Price based on weight and country price group. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 8
9. Visit the International Mail manual for details. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 9
10. Visit the International Mail Manual for insurance details. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 10
11. For Priority Mail International with insurance to certain countries. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 11
12. Delivery time varies based on destination. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 12
13. Available with Registered Mail service to certain countries. Back ^ to legal disclaimer 13