Country Conditions for Mailing — Mexico
Ammunition, firing caps, and loaded metal cartridges for portable firearms.
Coins; banknotes; currency notes (paper money); securities payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, or silver, manufactured or not; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles.
Meat and products derived from pork.
Perishable confectionery, pastries, fruit, and vegetables.
Perishable infectious biological substances.
Perishable noninfectious biological substances.
Pistols and other devices for emitting tear gas.
Tickets, lists, and circulars for foreign lotteries.
Works infringing copyrights covering Mexico.
Chocolate and products made of chocolate require prior authorization from the Mexican Secretary of Commerce.
Medicinal products, beauty products, cosmetics, and toilet articles are admitted only by prior approval of the Department of Public Health in Mexico.
- Goods whose commercial value exceed U.S. $70 dollars should be accompanied by a commercial invoice.
- Import permits or licenses are required for merchandise exceeding 5000 Mexican pesos. Merchandise valued less than 5000 pesos does not require import permits.
- To speed delivery of items subject to customs duty, commercial shipments must be accompanied by two copies of the commercial invoice, duly translated into Spanish, and inserted inside the package. Addressees will be fined if these documents are missing.
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) Price Group 2
Value Limit (212.1)
The maximum value of a GXG shipment to this country is $2,499 or a lesser amount if limited by content or value.
Size Limits (211.22)
The surface area of the address side of the item to be mailed
must be large enough to completely contain the Global
Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping
label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings.
The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and
9.5 inches long.
Maximum length: 46 inches
Maximum width: 35 inches
Maximum height: 46 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches
General Conditions for Mailing
See Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for information about areas served in the destination country, allowable contents, packaging and labeling requirements, tracking and tracing, service standards, and other conditions for mailing.
Express Mail International (220) Price Group 2
Express Mail International — Flat Rate
Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only
Correspondence, business papers, and documents.
No form required. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.
Microfiche, microfilm, computer data (including magnetic tapes and disks), and merchandise samples.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label).
Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty.
PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, inside a PS Form 2976-E, Customs Declaration Envelope CP 91.
Size Limits (221.42)
Maximum length: 36 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
Return Receipt Service (222.72):
- Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Express Mail International shipments to Mexico.
- An import license is required for microfilm, microfiche, and computer data.
- To avoid confusion with domestic five-digit ZIP Codes, mailers should place the five-digit Postal Code for the destination city in Mexico in front of the city name, and the capitalized country name should appear as the last line of the address. For example:
Reciprocal Service Name: Servicio de Correspondencia Agrupada (SERCA) or Correos Acelerado International (CAI)
Country Code: MX
Express Mail International (cont’d)
Areas Served (cont’d):
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 2
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: $11.45
May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.
Flat-Rate Boxes: Regular/Medium – $26.95; Large – $33.95
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 2
Large Envelopes (Flats)
Packages (Small Packets)
Letters: See 241.212
Postcards: See 241.221
Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232
Packages (Small Packets): See 241.242 and 241.243
Airmail M-bags (260) —
Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 2
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.
Certificate of Mailing (313)
COD and Certified
NOT for International Mail
International Business Reply Service (382)
Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.45; Cards $0.95
International Postal Money Order (371)
Use MO Form MP1
Maximum Amount Available: $700 Fee: $3.85
International Reply Coupons (381)
Registered Mail (330)
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)
Available for registered mail with a return receipt.
Endorsements: A remettre en main propre.
Deliver to addressee in person.
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail only.