International Signed

Sending business mail at Post Office counter

The reassurance of a signature taken on delivery for your International parcels.

Key benefits

  • International Signed parcels are tracked until they leave the UK.
  • Signature on delivery - the item will only be delivered if it's signed for
  • Compensation cover - up to £50 inclusiveIncluded in the price you are already paying. compensation cover. Plus the option to increase cover up to £250

You can also benefit from:

  • Free returns: undelivered items are returned provided there is a UK return address on the item

Size and Weight limits

Item type Maximum size Maximum weight
Parcel One surface at least 90mm x 140mm
Width +Depth + Height no greater than 900mm
No single side must be longer than 600mm.
2kg for Small Parcels
Roll Min dimension; length plus 2 x diameter should be at least 170mm
No single side can be shorter than 100mm
Max dimension; Length plus twice the diameter = 1040mm with the greatest dimension not over 900mm
Printed Papers
(when using this service please write PRINTED PAPERS in the top right hand corner on the front of the item)
One surface at least 90mm x 140mm
Width +Depth + Height no greater than 900mm
No single side must be longer than 600mm
(Exceptions - no items over 2kg including books and pamphlets can be sent to Canada and Cambodia Only books may be sent to the Republic of Ireland)

Where can I send mail by International Signed?

International Signed can be sent to 190 destinations worldwide.

Customs details

Visit your local Post Office® for customs information and customs forms

  • EU - No Customs declaration needed. However, there are a few exceptions
  • Rest of the world - Sign and date a declaration and include your name and address.
  • Items worth up to £270 must carry customs declaration CN22 and Items worth over £270 must carry customs declaration CN23 and the SP126 plastic envelope.

Restricted and Prohibited Goods

There are some goods that are restricted and / or prohibited that you cannot send. Also some countries overseas have their own rules on what they will and will not allow to be sent by post. Click here to learn more

Sending a Letter see our International Signed For™ letters page


  Weight Price Europe Price for World Zone 1 Prices for World Zone 2
Small Parcels Up to 100g £8.20 £8.80 £9.00
Up to 250g £8.70 £9.75 £10.05
Up to 500g £10.15 £12.45 £12.90
Up to 750g £11.60 £15.15 £15.75
Up to 1kg £13.05 £17.85 £18.60
Up to 1.25kg £14.50 £20.55 £21.45
Up to 1.5kg £15.95 £23.25 £24.30
Up to 1.75kg £17.40 £25.95 £27.15
Up to 2kg £18.85 £28.65 £30.00

International Signed is exempt from VAT

Printed Papers Only
For each additional 250g or part thereof up to 5kg add £1.45 Europe, £2.70 world zone 1, £2.85 world zone 2

Looking for your parcel to get to its destination with full end to end tracking?

Take a look at Royal Mail’s International Tracked

Sending abroad?

Use International Signed For

Branch Finder

Can we help?

For general product enquiries call Royal Mail:

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