Country Conditions for Mailing — Iran
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers sanctions that restrict the mailing of items to certain destinations and recipients, including a broad sanctions program against Iran. Prior to mailing any items to Iran, mailers should refer to IMM 510 or access www.treas.gov/ofac for additional information.
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.
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.
Firearms of all kinds; weapons; and ammunition.
Games involving profit and loss (for example, dice or card games).
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.
Skins of animals the consumption of whose flesh is prohibited by Islam.
Sugar, brown sugar.
Banknotes other than Iranian may be imported only with the permission of the Iranian National Bank.
- 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.
- Postage covers conveyance only to the Iranian frontier offices. Additional charges for conveyance into the interior are levied by the Iranian Administration.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The importation of radioactive goods and equipment is subject to permission from the Atomic Energy Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- The importation of weapons is subject to permission from the Ministry of Defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- The importation of animal foods is subject to permission from the Veterinary Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Customs Forms Required (123)
First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:
PS Form 2976 (see 123.61)
Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)
Global Express Guaranteed (210)
Express Mail International (220)
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 8
Note: Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)
Priority Mail International — Flat Rate
Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes: $13.95
May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.
Flat Rate Boxes: Medium – $45.50; Large – $58.50
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
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 8
Matter for the Blind (270)
Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, including Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. 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)
International Reply Coupons (381)
Registered Mail (330)
Maximum Indemnity: $46.04
Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards and Flat Rate Envelopes
and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, 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.
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail only.