International Courier

A cost effective courier service to send parcels to 53 key countries worldwide.

International Courier is a service for parcels up to 30kg. It has a 2 - 6 working day delivery target and costs less than our prestige service, International Express Courier.

You have the peace of mind of knowing your mail is tracked until it reaches its destination and a signature is collected on delivery.


Australia#, Austria, Belgium#, Brazil#, Cambodia, Canada#, Chile, China, Cook Islands#, Costa Rica, Croatia#, Czech Republic#, Denmark#, Ecuador#, El Salvador#, Fiji, Finland#, France, Germany, Greece#, Hong Kong#, Hungary#, India*, Indonesia, Ireland#, Italy, Japan#, Macau#, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands#, New Caledonia, Norway, Philippines, Poland#, Portugal, Romania, Samoa#, Singapore#, Slovenia#, South Korea, Spain#, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland#, Taiwan#, Thailand#, Tonga, UK, USA#, Uruguay#, Vanuatu# and Vietnam#.

#PO Box delivery is available to these destinations.

*Please note that International Courier service is only available to major cities in India listed below:
Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Aizawl, Ajmer, Allahabad, Aluva, Ambala, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Dharwad, Dibrugarh, Faridabad, Gangtok, Goa, Gorakhpur, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hosur, Howrah, Hubballi, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jalandhar, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Kalaburagi, Kanchipuram, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mangaluru, Meerut, Moradabad, Mumbai, Mumbai, Mysuru, Nagpur, Nashik, Panaji, Panipat, Patna, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Salem, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Tiruchirappalli, Tirupati, Tiruppur, Udaipur, Udupi, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.

Required postage

The required postage to send an item by International Courier is based on the size and weight of your item.

International Courier Documents

Documents under 1 kg* are charged at fixed weight breaks. Please refer to the table below for a guide to sending documents (under 1kg) via International Courier#.  

Item Weight

250 grams

500 grams

1.0 kilograms

Australia (Zone A)




South Pacific (Zone B)




Asia (Zone C)




Canada, UK & Europe (Zone D)




United States of America (Zone US)




Rest of the world (Zone E)




*The required postage to send International Courier documents over 1kg is the same as parcels and is based on the greater of actual weight or volumetric weight.
#Prices charged in-store may vary.

International Courier Parcels

The required postage to send an International Courier item for customers with a NZ Post business account is charged by the actual weight, rounded up to the nearest 10g.

The required postage to send an International Courier item at NZ Post retail outlets or via Print Postage Online tool on our website are charged by the greater of actual weight or volumetric weight, rounded up to the nearest 50g.

Our International Courier service delivers to PO Boxes in selected countries and rural addresses for no additional cost.

Dimension and weight restrictions

Maximum size (length + girth) Maximum length of any side Minimum chargeable weight Maximum weight*
3m 1.5m 250g for documents
500g for parcels
Up to 30kg

Dimension and weight restrictions include any packaging.
*Maximum weights are lower for some countries.
NZ Post business account holders can also use our GoGlobal boxes to send by International Courier. GoGlobal boxes are GST zero rated and charged at International Courier rates.

Sending items by International Courier

You’ll need the following to send with International Courier:

  • A completed orange consignment note (IEC001) or an electronic shipping label generated via a NZ Post electronic lodgement tool (such as eShip or APIs) with the sender, receiver and the parcel content information written in English (for the electronic shipping labels only the country associated with the receiver’s details needs to be provided in English)
  • An Export Invoice (NCPI025) (PDF - 49KB), if the items being sent are part of a commercial transaction
  • A completed Export Entry (for items valued over NZ$1,000). NZ Post can complete this on your behalf for an additional cost.

Lodge your mail at your local NZ Post retail outlet and pay the required postage. Free pick up from commercial premises may be available for NZ Post Account customers. Contact your Business Manager to enquire.

Things you need to know

There are a few other things you need to know about this service:

  • All parcels sent internationally require a Customs declaration.
  • A service fee of $5 (RRP) is charged to cover the electronic data capture cost, processing and administration fee. If you have a business account and you do not use a consignment note generated from a NZ Post electronic lodgement system, you will see the service fee separately on your invoice.
  • The information contained within the declaration may be electronically transmitted to the destination postal administration and national government agencies (such as Customs) in advance of arrival for fiscal, risk, security and border clearance purposes, in line with national and international legislation. Learn more about Electronic Advance Data (EAD).
  • Use this service if your parcel is up to 30kg. If it’s over 30kg it should be sent via oversized items
  • For the latest updates on affected delivery times or items we temporarily cannot accept, please visit our international delivery updates page.
  • Ensure your item is safe to send by checking our prohibited and restricted items information.
  • Customers with a NZ Post business account may send items (and may be entitled to a compensation limit of) up to NZ$5,000 in value if they purchase additional compensation cover for amounts over NZ$2,000. Businesses without a New Zealand Post Account (or with one but not using a business consignment note) may send items (and may be entitled to a compensation limit of) up to NZ$2,000 in value.
  • Find out if you’ll be compensated if your item goes missing or gets damaged and how much you may be entitled to subject to your compliance with our terms and conditions.
  • Our Rate Finder provides estimates applicable when sending via NZ Post retail outlets or via Print Postage Online only. When using Print Postage Online, the results are only as accurate as your estimation/measurement of the size, weight and value of your mail item. Customers with a NZ Post business account should refer to their pricing guide for postage.

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