International Air Small Parcel

Our most cost-effective international sending option to send your low weight (under 2kg) and low value (under NZ$250) overseas.

International Air Small Parcel has a 3 - 10 day delivery target to over 220 destinations, including PO Boxes and rural areas worldwide. This is an untracked service.

Required Postage

The cost to send by International Air Small Parcel depends on the destination, weight and size of the item.

Use the Rate Finder for details on the options available and the associated cost to send your item. If your item does not match the dimensions specified, another service may be more applicable.

The required postage to send International Air Small Parcel items at NZ Post retail outlets or via Print Postage Online tool on our website is charged by the actual weight, rounded up to the nearest 50g increments.

If your item is 160g then you will be charged at 200g as all weight will be rounded to the nearest 50g.

Dimension and Weight restrictions


Maximum length + width + depth per item Maximum length of any side per item Minimum dimensions per item Minimum chargeable weight per item Maximum weight per item
900mm 600mm 105 x 148mm 200g 2kg

Rolls and tubes

Maximum length + (diameter x 2) per item Maximum length per item Minimum chargeable weight per item Maximum weight per item
1,040mm 900mm 200g 2kg


Sending by International Air Small Parcel

You’ll need the following to send with International Air Small Parcel:


  • A green Customs declaration (CN 22/OS008a), available instore with the sender, receiver and parcel content information written in English.
  • A copy of the commercial invoice attached to the outside of the parcel or an Export Invoice (NCPI025) (PDF - 49KB), if your parcel is being sent as part of a commercial transaction.

Lodge your parcel at your local NZ Post retail outlet or affix your Print Postage Online label.

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.
  • For the latest updates on affected delivery times or items we temporarily cannot accept, visit our international mail service announcements.
  • Ensure your item is safe to send by checking our prohibited and restricted items information.
  • Only items under NZ$250 in value may be sent by International Air Small Parcel.
  • 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. The maximum compensation is NZ$250.
  • Our Rate Finder provides estimates 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. 
  • 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 purposes such as fiscal, risk, security andborder clearance, in line with national and international legislation. Learn more about Electronic Advance Data (EAD).

More information

Terms and conditions

The standard terms and conditions of the products and services offered by New Zealand Post Limited, including information on the extent of our liability, are set out in the Public Contract and the Postal Users' Guide. They are also available for reference at PostShop stores and selected New Zealand Post retail outlets.

Delivery Targets

For the purposes of delivery targets, the day in which the item is accepted by us is day zero. If you post an item, or hand it over the counter in a New Zealand Post retail outlet after that day’s final clearance, or on Saturday or Sunday, day zero will be the next working day.

You can expect that items will usually arrive at their destination within the delivery target specified. Because New Zealand Post does not directly control all parts of the delivery chain, we cannot guarantee that your item will always reach its destination within the delivery target. Delivery to areas outside major cities, or where your item is dutiable or held in Customs, may take longer. For information on our delivery targets for international destinations, view our guide to World Zones.

Required postage

The required postage is the value of postage required for New Zealand Post to carry the item. Actual price paid may vary instore. The required postage and specifications are subject to change.

Cover for loss or damage, prohibited & restricted items

Before sending mail items, make sure your item is safe to send and will be covered if it goes missing or is damaged. Make sure you read about cover for loss or damage and prohibited & restricted items.

International Air is a trade mark of New Zealand Post Limited.


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