Surface Air Lifted (SAL) is one more premium mailing service from India Post where international mail is handled as surface mail in both India and the destination country and as airmail between the two countries. The service is faster than surface mail while the cost is lower than airmail.
SAL mail can be booked from all departmental post offices at present.
Internet based Track & Trace System
India Post provides online Track & Trace facility for SAL.
SAL service is available for 39 destinations across the globe.
Weight and Size Restrictions
The general maximum limit of weight for SAL Parcel is 20 kgs.
The length should not exceed 1.5 meter. The sum of the length and the greatest circumference measured in a direction other than the length should not exceed 2 meter.
A parcel should have a surface measuring not less than 90mmX 140mm.
Compensation policy for SAL
The compensation to be paid in respect of International SAL booked in Post Offices in India in case of loss / total theft / total damage are as under:
For loss / total theft / total damage – Up to 40 SDR* per parcel and 4.50 SDR* per kg.
*at prevailing rates
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