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Country Conditions for Mailing — Iran

Prior to mailing, customers need to contact the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for general provisions governing U.S. Department of the Treasury sanctions and for comprehensive information about goods and services that may not be imported to or exported from Iran. The contact information for OFAC is as follows: OFAC, U.S. Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Annex 2, Washington, DC 20220-0002; www.treas.gov/ofac; 800-540-6322.

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Alcoholic beverages.

Books, newspapers, printed matter, writing, records, pictures, emblems, and any other articles of a seditious or immoral nature or contrary to the principles of the Islamic religion or accepted customs.

Used clothing.

Coins; banknotes; currency notes; securities payable to bearer; gold, silver, platinum, manufactured or not; jewelry, precious stones; and other valuable articles unless sent in insured Priority Mail International.

Fashion newspapers.

Firearms of all kinds; weapons; and ammunition.

Games involving profit and loss (for example, dice or card games).

Musical instruments.

Perishable infectious biological substances.

Perishable noninfectious biological substances.

Radio systems that are equipped with a single sideband; upper sideband; lower sideband; beat frequency oscillator; continuous air wave band; police band; or an FM band having a frequency range of 76 to 87 MHz.

Radioactive materials.

Skins of animals the consumption of whose flesh is prohibited by Islam.

Sugar, brown sugar.

Restrictions  

Banknotes other than Iranian may be imported only with the permission of the Iranian National Bank.

Observations  

  1. Customs duties will not be levied for the clearance of postal items of a non-commercial nature provided the value does not exceed $50.00. There are exceptions for those goods that are prohibited by law. More clarification is available at www.irica.org, the official customs website of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  2. Postage covers conveyance only to the Iranian frontier offices. Additional charges for conveyance into the interior are levied by the Iranian Administration.
  3. The importation of a wide range of general merchandise is prohibited or subject to import quotas, and senders are advised in their own interests to ascertain before mailing whether their goods are admissible.
  4. The importation of certain telecommunication products (wireless phones, transmitting and receiving sets, and other similar items) is subject to permission from the Ministry of Information and Communications of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  5. The importation of drugs, foods, cosmetics, hygiene products, and beverages is subject to permission from the Ministry of Health of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  6. The importation of books, publications, films, tapes, and CDs containing cultural information is subject to permission from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Importation of books, publications, films, tapes, and CDs containing scientific information is subject to permission from the Ministry of Health of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Importation of other products concerning technical and scientific matters in the fields of printing, distribution, and copying is subject to permission from the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  7. The importation of seeds, insecticides, etc. is subject to permission from the Ministry of Agricultural Jahad. Additional information is available at www.maj.ir/english/Main/Default.asp.
  8. The importation of radioactive goods and equipment is subject to permission from the Atomic Energy Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  9. The importation of weapons is subject to permission from the Ministry of Defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  10. The importation of animal foods is subject to permission from the Veterinary Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Customs Forms Required (123)

First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International flat-rate envelopes and small flat-rate boxes:
PS Form 2976 (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

 

 

Global Express Guaranteed (210)

Not Available 

 

 

Express Mail International (220)

Not Available 

 

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 8

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

1

$24.50

16

$91.25

31

$162.50

2

28.75

17

96.00

32

167.25

3

33.00

18

100.75

33

172.00

4

37.25

19

105.50

34

176.75

5

41.50

20

110.25

35

181.50

6

45.75

21

115.00

36

186.25

7

50.00

22

119.75

37

191.00

8

54.25

23

124.50

38

195.75

9

58.50

24

129.25

39

200.50

10

62.75

25

134.00

40

205.25

11

67.50

26

138.75

41

210.00

12

72.25

27

143.50

42

214.75

13

77.00

28

148.25

43

219.50

14

81.75

29

153.00

44

224.25

15

86.50

30

157.75

 

 

Weight Limit: 44 lbs.

 

Note: Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)

 

Priority Mail International  Flat Rate

Flat-Rate Envelope or Small Flat-Rate Box: $13.45

 

May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.

Flat-Rate Boxes: Regular/Medium – $43.45; Large – $55.95

The maximum weight is 20 lbs. or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less.

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 8

Letters

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

 

 

 

 

1

$0.98

Note: A letter meeting one or more of the nonmachinable characteristics in 241.217 is charged a nonmachinable surcharge of $0.20.

2

1.76

3

2.54

3.5

3.32

Large Envelopes (Flats)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.24

12

$8.44

44

$21.80

2

2.03

16

10.11

48

23.47

3

2.82

20

11.78

52

25.14

4

3.61

24

13.45

56

26.81

5

4.40

28

15.12

60

28.48

6

5.19

32

16.79

64

30.15

7

5.98

36

18.46

 

 

8

6.77

40

20.13

 

 

Packages (Small Packets)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.44

12

$8.64

44

$22.00

2

2.23

16

10.31

48

23.67

3

3.02

20

11.98

52

25.34

4

3.81

24

13.65

56

27.01

5

4.60

28

15.32

60

28.68

6

5.39

32

16.99

64

30.35

7

6.18

36

18.66

 

 

8

6.97

40

20.33

 

 

 

 

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

Packages (Small Packets): See 241.242 and 241.243

 

Postcards (241.22)

$0.98

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 8

 

Weight not over 11 lbs.

Each additional pound or fraction of a pound

$46.75

4.25

Weight Limit: 66 pounds

 

Matter for the Blind (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, including the Priority Mail International flat-rate envelope and small flat–rate box. Weight limit: 4 pounds.

Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.

 

 

Extra Services  

 

Certificate of Mailing (313)

Fee: $1.15

 

COD and Certified  

NOT for International Mail

 

Insurance (323)

NOT Available

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.45; Cards $0.95

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

Fee: $2.10

 

Registered Mail (330)

Fee: $11.50

Maximum Indemnity: $45.62

Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards, and matter for
the blind or other physically handicapped
persons. Not applicable to M-bags.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

Fee: $4.50

Available for registered mail with a return receipt.

 

Endorsements: A remettre en main propre.

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $2.30

Available for registered mail only.