Country Conditions for Mailing — Sri Lanka
Coins; banknotes; currency notes (paper money); traveler’s checks; securities payable to bearer; platinum, gold or silver manufactured or not; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles unless sent in insured Priority Mail International parcels.
Fish products—tinned or canned.
Leather goods (handbags, sports goods (volleyballs, footballs, etc.)).
Most foodstuffs and grains (sugar, flour, fruits, and oils).
Paper and writing products (envelopes, ink, pencils, pens, erasers, chalk, etc.).
Radios; tape recording machines and parts thereof.
Textile, apparel, haberdashery, perfume, and cosmetics.
No list furnished.
- Imports into Sri Lanka are restricted not by name but by value and quantity. Any person is eligible to receive gifts other than sarees, suitings, textile, flowers, and flower plants subject to the following provisions:
- Import does not involve any remittance abroad.
- Goods are imported bona-fide for personal use.
- Goods are not in a commercial quantity and not for
- Import does not involve any abuse of import
- A license, to be obtained by the addressee in advance, is required for most goods imported by mail. Therefore, senders should ascertain from the addressee before mailing whether the necessary documents are held.
- No license/import permit is required for bona fide gift shipments (excluding saris, clothing or textiles) provided that the value of the shipment including postage and fees, does not exceed R 250 (rupees).
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) Price Group 6
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 6
Express Mail International — Flat Rate
Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only
Correspondence and business papers.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label). 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.
Size Limits (221.42)
Maximum length: 36 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
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 Sri Lanka.
Reciprocal Service Name: EMS
Country Code: LK
Areas Served: All
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 6
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.
Available for Priority Mail International merchandise parcels only (see 323.72 for markings)
Size Limits (231.22)
Maximum length: 42 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 6
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 6
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.
Acknowledgement of Receipt.
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail and insured
Priority Mail International parcels only.