USPS Homepage

Country Conditions for Mailing — Netherlands

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Arms and weapons.

Firearms and parts thereof, except under permit.

Human remains.

Live plants and animals.

Radioactive materials.

Tickets and publicity for lotteries.

Restrictions  

Articles sent for commercial purposes will not be admitted unless the addressee has obtained an import permit issued by the Centrale Dienst voor Inen Uitvoer, van Stolkweg 14, Gravenhage, and where necessary, a currency permit issued by the Nederlandsche Bank at Amsterdam.

Authorization from the Nederlandsche Bank is required to be obtained by the addressee for the importation of current instruments of payment; securities; acknowledgments of debt; and shares of stock.

Cigarettes or tobacco products will be admitted only if they are sent from one private individual to another without any compensation or payment and if the package contains no more than 800 cigarettes, 400 cigars, or 1 kilogram (approximately 2.2 lbs.) of shag or cigarette tobacco.

Meat or meat products (including poultry and wild game) and milk or milk products cannot exceed 1 kilogram (approximately 2.2 lbs.), and any such products must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate issued by the responsible official authority from the country of origin.

Observations  

  1. A parcel may be addressed to a street address or to a post office box. A local telephone number for the addressee should be provided when the item is addressed to a street address and must be provided when the item is addressed to a post office box.
  2. For parcels, an invoice, in duplicate, is required for all commercial shipments regardless of value and all personal shipments valued at $300 or more. The invoices must be affixed to the outside of the parcel or may be enclosed in PS Form 2976-E with the customs declaration.
  3.  

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 3

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

0.5

$42.95

24

$220.75

48

$346.75

1

64.00

25

226.00

49

352.00

2

73.25

26

231.25

50

357.25

3

82.50

27

236.50

51

362.50

4

91.75

28

241.75

52

367.75

5

101.00

29

247.00

53

373.00

6

110.25

30

252.25

54

378.25

7

119.50

31

257.50

55

383.50

8

128.75

32

262.75

56

388.75

9

138.00

33

268.00

57

394.00

10

147.25

34

273.25

58

399.25

11

152.50

35

278.50

59

404.50

12

157.75

36

283.75

60

409.75

13

163.00

37

289.00

61

415.00

14

168.25

38

294.25

62

420.25

15

173.50

39

299.50

63

425.50

16

178.75

40

304.75

64

430.75

17

184.00

41

310.00

65

436.00

18

189.25

42

315.25

66

441.25

19

194.50

43

320.50

67

446.50

20

199.75

44

325.75

68

451.75

21

205.00

45

331.00

69

457.00

22

210.25

46

336.25

70

462.25

23

215.50

47

341.50

 

 

Weight Limit: 70 lbs.

 

Insurance (212.5)

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$100

No Fee

For document reconstruction insurance or non-document insurance coverage above $800, add $1.00 per $100 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $2,499 per shipment.

200

$1.00

300

2.00

400

3.00

500

4.00

600

5.00

700

6.00

800

7.00

$2,499 max.

$24.00

 

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 5

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

0.5

$28.95

24

$137.00

48

$245.00

1

33.50

25

141.50

49

249.50

2

38.00

26

146.00

50

254.00

3

42.50

27

150.50

51

258.50

4

47.00

28

155.00

52

263.00

5

51.50

29

159.50

53

267.50

6

56.00

30

164.00

54

272.00

7

60.50

31

168.50

55

276.50

8

65.00

32

173.00

56

281.00

9

69.50

33

177.50

57

285.50

10

74.00

34

182.00

58

290.00

11

78.50

35

186.50

59

294.50

12

83.00

36

191.00

60

299.00

13

87.50

37

195.50

61

303.50

14

92.00

38

200.00

62

308.00

15

96.50

39

204.50

63

312.50

16

101.00

40

209.00

64

317.00

17

105.50

41

213.50

65

321.50

18

110.00

42

218.00

66

326.00

19

114.50

43

222.50

 

 

20

119.00

44

227.00

 

 

21

123.50

45

231.50

 

 

22

128.00

46

236.00

 

 

23

132.50

47

240.50

 

 

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Express Mail International  Flat Rate

 

Insurance (222.71)

Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$100

No Fee

200

$0.75

500

2.15

650 max.

3.55

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Business correspondence and commercial papers/documents.

No form required. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.

Merchandise samples without commercial value.

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. An invoice, in duplicate, is required for all commercial shipments regardless of value and all personal shipments valued at $300 or more. The invoices must be either affixed to the outside of the parcel or enclosed in PS Form 2976-E with the customs declaration.

 

 

Size Limits (221.42)

Maximum length: 60 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

 

Return Receipt Service (222.72):

NOT Available

 

Notes:  

  1. An invoice, in duplicate, is required for all commercial shipments regardless of value and for all personal shipments valued at $300 or more. The invoices must be either affixed to the outside of the parcel or enclosed in PS Form 2976-E with the customs declaration.
  2. Arms, weapons, and human remains are prohibited.
  3. 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 the Netherlands.
  4. An Express Mail International shipment may be addressed to a street address or to a post office box. A local telephone number for the addressee should be provided when the item is addressed to a street address and must be provided when the item is addressed to a post office box.

Reciprocal Service Name: There is no reciprocal service.

Country Code: NL

Areas Served: All

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 5

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

1

$28.00

16

$73.75

31

$119.50

2

31.05

17

76.80

32

122.55

3

34.10

18

79.85

33

125.60

4

37.15

19

82.90

34

128.65

5

40.20

20

85.95

35

131.70

6

43.25

21

89.00

36

134.75

7

46.30

22

92.05

37

137.80

8

49.35

23

95.10

38

140.85

9

52.40

24

98.15

39

143.90

10

55.45

25

101.20

40

146.95

11

58.50

26

104.25

41

150.00

12

61.55

27

107.30

42

153.05

13

64.60

28

110.35

43

156.10

14

67.65

29

113.40

44

159.15

15

70.70

30

116.45

 

 

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: 60 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 5

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

1.82

3

2.66

3.5

3.50

Large Envelopes (Flats)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.24

12

$8.84

44

$22.60

2

2.08

16

10.56

48

24.32

3

2.92

20

12.28

52

26.04

4

3.76

24

14.00

56

27.76

5

4.60

28

15.72

60

29.48

6

5.44

32

17.44

64

31.20

7

6.28

36

19.16

 

 

8

7.12

40

20.88

 

 

Packages (Small Packets)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.44

12

$9.04

44

$22.80

2

2.28

16

10.76

48

24.52

3

3.12

20

12.48

52

26.24

4

3.96

24

14.20

56

27.96

5

4.80

28

15.92

60

29.68

6

5.64

32

17.64

64

31.40

7

6.48

36

19.36

 

 

8

7.32

40

21.08

 

 

 

 

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 5

 

Weight not over 11 lbs.

Each additional pound or fraction of a pound

$35.75

3.25

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)

Available for Priority Mail International merchandise parcels only (see 323.72 for markings)

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$50

$2.50

100

3.40

200

4.40

300

5.40

400

6.40

500

7.40

600

8.40

650 max.

9.40

 

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)

NOT Available

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $2.30

Available for registered mail and insured
Priority Mail International parcels only.