British Forces Postal Special Delivery

If you're sending something valuable to loved ones in the Forces overseas, you want to know it's going to get there safely. That's when HM Forces Special Delivery can help.

This service provides a signature on delivery and compensation for loss of or damage to valuables (including money and jewellery as defined by Royal Mail which may only be sent by Special Delivery).  It is only available to and from BFPO numbered addresses. Advice of Delivery is not available.

The maximum weight you can send is 2kg.  You can use your own envelope, but you must send items containing money or jewellery (as defined by Royal Mail) in Special Delivery prepaid envelopes, if you want to receive compensation should the item be lost or damaged.

Key features

  • Ideal for sending valuable or important mail to HM Forces overseas at BFPO addresses
  • Mail is signed for at the point of delivery
  • Compensation cover of up to £500 is automatic, additional cover is available

Product instructions

You can use your own envelope, to send Special Delivery items to HM Forces overseas, but you must send items containing money or jewellery (as defined by Royal Mail) in Special Delivery prepaid envelopes, available from your local Post Office™ branch. This is actually a requirement, should you want to claim compensation for any potential loss or damage en route.

If you are sending valuable mail to an address without a BFPO number you should use International Signed at normal postal rates.

What it costs

Prices start from as little as £6.40 to any BFPO address worldwide. See our full list of prices.

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Can we help?

For general enquirers, speak to the British Forces Post Office HQ, call:

0345 769 7978

7.30am-4pm, Mon-Fri