International Standard

Parcel wrapping

A fast and easy way to send your parcels anywhere in the world with free returns for undelivered items.

  • Delivery to Europe within three to five working days
  • Delivery to the rest of the world within five to seven working days

You can also benefit from:

  • free return if mail is undelivered with an external return address
  • up to £20 compensation in the event of loss or damage

Size and Weight limits

Item type Maximum size Maximum weight
Parcel One surface at least 90mm x 140mm.
Height + Width + Depth no greater than 900mm
No single side must be longer than 600mm.
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
Height + Width + Depth 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 up to 5kg may be sent to the Republic of Ireland)

Writing 'Air Mail' on your International Standard Parcel?

You can pick up our free blue Air Mail stickers at any Post Office. Or, you can write Par Avion / Air Mail on the top left hand corner.

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.

Prohibited and Restricted 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

Want to send a Letter using International Standard, click here to find out more

Looking for your parcel to be tracked?

Look at Royal Mail’s International Tracked & Signed and International Tracked services.

  Weight Price for Europe Price for World zone 1* Prices for World Zone 2*
Small Parcels Up to 100g £3.20 £3.80 £4.00
Up to 250g £3.70 £4.75 £5.05
Up to 500g £5.15 £7.45 £7.90
Up to 750g £6.60 £10.15 £10.75
Up to 1kg £8.05 £12.85 £13.60
Up to 1.25kg £9.50 £15.55 £16.45
Up to 1.5kg £10.95 £18.25 £19.30
Up to 1.75kg £12.40 £20.95 £22.15
Up to 2kg £13.85 £23.65 £25.00

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

*For a full list of countries by zone ask at your local Post Office® or go to

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For general product enquiries call Royal Mail:

0345Calls to 0345 will cost no more than calling a standard geographic number starting with 01 or 02 from your fixed line or mobile and may be included in your call package dependent on your service provider 774 0740

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