International Air Small Parcel

Our cost-effective international sending option to send your parcels overseas.

Delivery target 3 - 10 working days
Features Most cost-effective sending option

Available to 220 destinations

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 increment.

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 updates on delivery delays or items we temporarily cannot accept, please visit international mail service announcements.
  • 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).
  • 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. 

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