Letters

If you're sending a letter or document overseas, we have some great options to get it there quickly and securely.

Sending letters or documents by post

International Air letters and documents

Max. size
(height × length × thickness)
per item
Australia/
South Pacific
International Air
Rest of the world
International Air
Target delivery time 3-10 working days
(3-6 working days to Australia)
6-10 working days
Aerogrammes and postcards
130mm × 235mm
$2.70 $2.70
Medium
130mm × 235mm × 10mm
$2.70 $3.50
Large
165mm × 235mm × 10mm
$3.50 $4.20
Oversize
260mm × 385mm × 10mm
$4.70 $6.30

The above postage is GST inclusive.

Note: Maximum weight for sending Aerogrammes and postcards by International Air is 10g. Maximum weight for sending letters or documents by International Air is 200g.

Letters or documents that are larger than 260mm × 385mm or thicker than 10mm or heavier than 200g are classified as parcels. If your letter or document is heavier or larger than the maximum dimensions please see International Courier or International Express Courier below or check out our Rate Finder.

Sending letters or documents by courier

International Express Courier

The postage below is GST zero rated.

Item weight (g) Australia (Zone A) South Pacific (Zone B) Asia (Zone C) Canada, UK and Europe (Zone D) United States (Zone US) Rest
of the
world (Zone E)
Target delivery time 1-3 working days 2-5 working days 2-4 working days 2-4 working days 2-4 working days 2-5 working days
0-500g $53.18 $83.07 $83.07 $96.37 $96.37 $96.37
501-1000g $64.78 $96.37 $96.37 $119.65 $119.65 $119.65

International Courier

Selected countries only, see list below. The postage below is GST zero rated. Please note: the price may vary instore.

Item weight (g) Australia (Zone A) South Pacific (Zone B) Asia (Zone C) Canada, UK and Europe (Zone D) United States (Zone US) Rest
of the
world (Zone E)
Target delivery time 2-3 working days 4-6 working days 4-6 working days 5-6 working days 5-6 working days 5-6 working days
0-250g $28.24 $38.03 $38.03 $48.63 $51.60 $47.82
251-500g $29.46 $42.91 $42.91 $52.36 $55.58 $51.47
501-1000g $35.59 $52.70 $52.70 $64.83 $68.89 $63.71

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.

*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, Bengaluru, Bareilly, Belgaum, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Cuttack, Dehradun, Delhi, Dhanbad, Dibrugarh, Faridabad, Gangtok, Goa, Gorakhpur, Kalaburagi, Gurugram, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hosur, Howrah, Hubballi, Dharwad, Hyderabad, Imphal, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Jodhpur, Jorhat, Jalandhar, Kanchipuram, Kanpur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Chennai, Mangaluru, Meerut, Moradabad, Mumbai, Mysuru, Nagpur, Nashik, Panaji, Panipat, Patna, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Salem, Shillong, Shimla, Silchar, Siliguri, Srinagar, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Tiruppur, Thrissur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur, Udupi, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam.

Maximum weight for sending documents by International Express Courier and International Courier is 1 kg. If your letter or document is heavier or larger than 1 kg it is classified as merchandise or a parcel. The maximum weight of 30 kg applies for sending merchandise or parcels. Items heavier than 30 kg are considered freight. For more postage information for parcels, check out our Rate Finder.

If you are sending documents over 1 kg, complete an Export Invoice or include a copy of the commercial invoice.

Further sending information

The postage in the above tables is the required postage for sending letters or documents sent overseas. Required postage is the amount that must be included on an envelope or parcel (e.g. in the form of stamps or similar) in order for NZ Post to carry that envelope or parcel across our network. Actual price paid for postage may vary in-store. For a customer with a NZ Post business account, the required postage may differ.

Payment for international mail by PostShop labels, Permit Post, franking machine (DPM) or through a NZ Post account is GST zero rated. However, postage paid by prepaid envelopes or stamps will attract GST at the standard rate.

You can expect that items will usually arrive at their destination within the timeframe specified for each service. Because we do not directly control all parts of the delivery chain we cannot guarantee that your item will always reach its destination within the target delivery times. Delivery to areas outside major cities, or where your item is dutiable or held in Customs, may take longer.

The information including the sender, receiver and parcel content you provide when creating the shipping label via Print Postage Online may be electronically shared in advance, to the destination postal administration and national government agencies (such as Customs) for fiscal, risk, security and border clearance purposes, in line with national and international legislation. Click here for more information about Electronic Advance Data (EAD). 

A service fee will be included in the in-store price of sending your International Air Small Parcel, International Air Parcel, International Courier or International Express Courier item, to cover the electronic data capture in-store.