360 Recorded Delivery
Recorded delivery is the international service equivalent of domestic certified
mail. It provides the mailer with a numbered mailing receipt and affords the
opportunity to obtain confirmation of delivery through the purchase of a
separate return receipt for an additional fee (see 342). The originating Post
Office facility does not maintain a mailing record for recorded delivery service
items. However the destination post office is required to retain a record of
delivery for each recorded delivery service item that is tendered to an
Recorded delivery service is available when mailing letter-post items
postcards and postal cards aerogrammes matter for the blind and M-bags to
the destination countries listed in Exhibit 362.
Destination Countries Accepting Recorded Delivery
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)
Korea (Republic of)
Macedonia (Republic of)
Sao Tome and Principe
Slovak Republic (Slovakia)
Trinidad and Tobago
The recorded delivery fee is $2.40 and is in addition to postage and other
special service fees if applicable.
364 Processing Requests
PS Form 8099 Receipt for Recorded Delivery is used for recorded delivery.
Only labels printed by the Postal Service may be used on recorded delivery
364.21 Sender's Responsibility
The sender must prepare PS Form 8099 Receipt for Recorded Delivery and
place it on the address side above the address and to the right of the return
address; or for cards above the address in such a way as not to affect
address legibility and postage. Add the endorsement "A REMETTRE EN
MAIN PROPRE" (or the equivalent in a language known in the country of
destination) in bold letters when the mailpiece is to be delivered to the
addressee in person (restricted delivery). Request a return receipt at the time
of mailing if one is desired. Complete PS Form 2865 at the time of mailing to
request a return receipt or to request restricted delivery.
364.22 Accepting Clerk's Responsibility
Verify that the PS Form 8099 has been properly completed and that the
correct fee and amount of postage have been affixed; postmark the receipt
and return it to the mailer.
Customers may mail recorded delivery items at a Post Office facility station or
branch. They may also deposit the item in street letterboxes if a Post Office
receipt is not desired.
364.4 Return Receipt and Restricted Delivery
Return receipts and restricted delivery service may be purchased for
recorded delivery items to all countries with which restricted delivery service
is available. (See 350 for restricted delivery service.) If a return receipt is
requested the sender's complete return address must be placed on the