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
130 mm × 235 mm
$2.00 $2.00
Medium
130 mm × 235 mm × 10 mm
$2.00 $2.50
Large (New)
165 mm × 235 mm × 10 mm
$2.50 $3.00
Extra Large
230 mm × 325 mm × 10 mm
$3.00 $3.60
Oversize
260 mm × 385 mm × 10 mm
$3.80 $5.40

The above postage is GST inclusive.

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

Letters or documents that are larger than 260 mm × 385 mm or thicker than 10 mm or heavier than 200 g 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) North America, UK and Europe (Zone D) 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 2-5 working days
0-500 g $30.50 $52.44 $52.44 $62.19 $62.19
501-1000 g $39.02 $62.19 $62.19 $79.28 $79.28

International Courier

Selected countries only, see list below. The postage below is GST zero rated.

Item weight (g) Australia (Zone A) South Pacific (Zone B) Asia (Zone C) North America, UK and Europe (Zone D) 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
0-250 g $21.07 $29.94 $29.94 $38.81 $38.81
251-500 g $22.17 $34.37 $34.37 $42.13 $42.13
501-1000 g $27.73 $43.24 $43.24 $53.22 $53.22

International Courier is only available to the following destinations: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, China, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Samoa, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, United Kingdom, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam and Uruguay.

Maximum weight for sending letters or documents by International Express Courier and International Courier is 1 kg. If your letter or document is heavier or larger than 1 kg they are classified as merchandise or parcels. 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 letters or 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 New Zealand Post to carry that envelope or parcel across our network. Actual price paid for postage may vary in-store. For New Zealand Post account customers, the required postage may differ slightly on your invoice due to rounding.

Payment for international mail by PostShop labels, Permit Post, franking machine (DPM) or through a New Zealand 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.