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350 Restricted Delivery

351 Description

351.1 General

Restricted delivery is a service that generally limits who may receive an item. The details of the service however are governed by the internal legislation of the destination country. Some countries will deliver only to the addressee in person and will obtain that person's signature on the receipt. Other countries may permit delivery to agents of the addressee and/or require only the signature of a postal official on the return receipt.

351.2 Undeliverable Mail

If the country of destination is unable to deliver the item in accordance with its regulations it will be returned as undeliverable.

352 Availability

Restricted delivery is available only:

a. At time of mailing.

b. For registered items or recorded delivery.

c. If accompanied by a return receipt (see 340).

d. To certain countries. See Individual Country Listings.

353 Fee

Fee is $3.70 and is in addition to postage and other applicable fees.

354 Processing Requests

354.1 Marking

Sender must endorse item "A REMETTRE EN MAIN PROPRE" or the equivalent in a language known in the destination country. Endorsement should be located on the address side below the return address.

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354.2 Postage

Accepting clerk must affix and cancel postage equal to the sum of the restricted delivery fee regular postage and other fees.

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