Through an arrangement with an international re-mail carrier,
UMS provides delivery of international mail at a discount of up
to 25% off USPS rates. Attach a Mailing Information Form to letters
or packages to international addresses and forward them to UMS
to take advantage of this discount. Below are the general guidlines
for sending international mail.
- The entire right side of the envelope, package, or card should
be reserved for addressing, postage, labels, etc.
- Addresses must be printed in ink or typed. Pencil is unacceptable.
- Addresses must be in English or include a line by line English
- When sending parcels, include the address on the inside of
packages as well as the outside.
- Self-mailers must be enclosed in an envelope for foreign delivery.
- Mail may not be addressed to a person in one country "in
care of" a person in another country.
- The name of the addressee must appear on each mail piece.
- The bottom line of the address must show only the country
name, written in full and in capital letters.
Proper format for addressing international mail:
MR PETER PIPER
46807 PUERTO VALLARTA JALISCO
The sender's complete return address, including zip code and
country origin, should appear in the upper left corner of the
address side of the mail piece.
Customs forms are required for dutiable (subject to import tax)
letters, packages, dutiable printed matter, parcel post, and all
small packages. Knowing what you are sending and where it is going
will determine what needs to be declared for customs.
All articles that are nonmailable in the United States are nonmailable
through international mail. There are also certain items that
are mailable within the U.S. that are nonmailable within individual
countries. Nonmailable items include, but are not limited to:
- Advertisements for motor vehicle master keys
- Advertisements for abortion
- Copyright violations
- Fictitious material
- Libelous material
- Lottery material
- Materials depicting violence
- Immoral or obscene articles and advertisements
Before preparing your international mailing, call University
Mail Service for additional information on mailing rates.
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