​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  International Letters

India Post provides basic international postal services viz. Letters, Post Cards, Aerogramme, Small Packets, Blind Literature, Printed Papers, M Bag (Special bags containing newspapers, periodicals, books and similar printed documentation for the same addressee at same address)​

Booking  

International Letter Post articles can be booked in all the Departmental Post offices across the country.

Letter Post Network  

These services are available for 213 destinations across the globe and cover all major destinations.  ​

Registration  

Registration facility is available for Letters, Small Packets and Printed Papers. Registration charges @ Rs. 70/- per article (except M Bag) are payable over and above the applicable postage. The registration charge for M Bag is Rs 350 per bag.  ​

Weight and Size Restrictions  

  • Letters, Printed papers and Small packets, up to 2 kg
  • Items for the blind, up to 7 kg
  • M Bags, up to 30 kg

Size Limits for-  ​

The limits of size of items other than postcards and aerogramme is given below:  ​

  • Maximum: length, width and depth combined: 900 mm, but the greatest dimension may not exceed 600 mm, with a tolerance of 2 mm; in roll form: length plus twice the diameter: 1,040 mm, but the greatest dimension may not exceed 900 mm, with a tolerance of 2 mm.
  • Minimum: to have a surface measuring not less than 90 x 140 mm, with a tolerance of 2 mm; in roll form: length plus twice the diameter: 170 mm: but the greatest dimension may not be less than 100 mm.

Size Limits for-  ​

The limits of size of Post Card is given below:  ​

  • 14 cm × 9 cm (length and breadth).

Compensation policy for Registered Letter Post  

The compensation to be paid in respect of International Registered article booked in Post Offices in India in case of loss / total theft / total damage are as under:  

For loss / total theft / total damage of International Registered article - 30 SDR*  

For loss / total theft / total damage of International Registered M Bag - 150 SDR* 

* at prevailing rates ​ ​                                                                                                                                                                                                
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​The following items are not accepted under Letter Post:

  • ​Anything which is sent in contravention of any enactment for the time being in force.
  • Any indecent or obscene printing, painting, photograph, lithograph, engraving, book or card, or any other indecent or obscene articles.
  • ​​Any letter, postcard, newspaper, packet or parcel having on it or on the cover thereof, any words, marks or design of an indecent, obscene, seditious, scurrilous threatening, or grossly offensive nature.
  • ​Any explosive, inflammable, dangerous, filthy, noxious or deleterious substance.
  • ​Any Living creatures or other thing which is either noxious or likely to injure postal article in course of transmission by post or any officer.
  • ​Tickets proposal or advertisement or any other matter relating to a lottery except to the lottery organized or authorized by Government.

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Basic Tariff for Air Letter-Post Items
Sr. No Name of Letter-Post Item                                Weight Slab                 Name of the Country Rate (in Rs.)
​1. Letters ​Upto First 20gms ​For all countries ​20.00*
​For every additional 20gms and part thereof upto 2000gms. ​For all countries ​10.00*
​2. ​Small Packets ​Upto First 100gms ​For all countries ​60.00*
​For every additional 100gms and part thereof upto 2000gms. ​For all countries ​45.00*
​3. ​Printed Papers ​Upto First 20gms ​For all countries ​15.00*
​For every additional 20gms and part thereof upto 2000gms. ​For all countries ​10.00*
​4. ​Blind Literature Packets ​For all countries

Exempted

from Postage*

​5. ​Airmail Post Card

(i) Pakistan, Bangladesh,

Nepal and Bhutan

​8.00

(ii) Asian Pacific Postal

Union countries except Pakistan, Bangladesh,

Nepal and Bhutan.

​12.00

(iii) Universal Postal

Union countries

​7.00
​6. ​Aerogramme

(i) Pakistan, Bangladesh,

Nepal and Bhutan

​15.00

(ii) Asian Pacific Postal

Union countries except Pakistan, Bangladesh,

Nepal and Bhutan.

​15.00

(iii) Universal Postal

Union countries

​15.00
​7. ​Mail Bag ​For a weight not exceeding 5 Kg. ​For all countries ​600.00

Per Kg. exceeding 5 Kg. up

to 30 Kg.

​For all countries ​100.00

(* Air Surcharge as per below table is also applicable over and above the mentioned basic tariff)

*Tariff of Air Surcharge
S. No. Sector ​​Tariff for every 20gms
1. ​South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Countries ​Rs. 2.00
​2. ​Gulf Countries ​Rs. 3.00
​3. ​Other Countries in Asia (except South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and Gulf Countries ) ​Rs. 4.00
​4. Countries in Europe ​Rs. 4.00
​5. ​Countries in Africa ​Rs. 5.00
​6. ​Countries in North America and Australia ​Rs. 7.00
​7. ​Countries in South America ​Rs. 9.00

Registration Tariff
S. No. Letter-Post Items ​​Tariff
​1. ​Air Letters, Post Cards and Small Packets ​Rs. 70/-
​2. ​Mail Bag of Printed Matter ​Rs. 350/-