Country Conditions for Mailing — Turkey
Arms and munitions of war and their accessories.
Coins; banknotes; traveler’s checks; securities payable to bearer; platinum, gold or silver, manufactured or not; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles except in insured Priority Mail International service. Currency notes (paper money) are permitted in insured Priority Mail International or with Registered Mail service.
Fish items, canned animal products, cured spiced beef and sausage, edible fresh and dried fruits and vegetables, and other animal and vegetable products.
Lottery tickets and advertisements relating to lotteries.
Narcotic substances of all kinds and products containing bonsai (JWH-018) as defined in the “World Drug Report 2011” from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
Perishable infectious biological substances.
Perishable noninfectious biological substances.
Silver coins and all foreign coins (except gold coins and ancient coins for collections).
Clinical thermometers must be accompanied by an official certificate of inspection.
Food supplements and foods for athletes may be sent to Turkey only when a medical report, prescription, or national sportsperson's certificate is enclosed with the item by the addressee.
Stocks, bonds, and coupons, unless addressed to the Central Bank of the Turkish Republic, require the authorization from the Turkish exchange control authorities.
The following may be imported only by the Monopoly Administration:
The permission of the Turkish authorities is required for the importation of pharmaceutical specialties, except small quantities for medical or veterinary use or samples by physicians.
The value of gift shipments must not exceed 500 DM.
Tobacco and its products; cigarette paper and apparatus for making cigarettes; tobacco seed; tea; and playing cards other than children’s games.
Turkish money, as well as checks and drafts expressed in Turkish money, require authorization from the ministry of Finance. If imported without advance permission, such remittances are liable to confiscation.
Used bedding, linens, clothing, carpets, empty sacks, etc., must be accompanied by a certificate of disinfection.
- The value and net weight of each kind of article or goods must be shown on the customs declarations, also the country of origin of the merchandise.
- Each commercial shipment for Turkey must have enclosed a combined certificate of origin and consular invoice, which must be certified by a chamber of commerce or other trade organization or by a notary public, and be legalized by a Turkish consul.
- Each commercial shipment of printed matter, such as books, newspapers, or magazines, must likewise be accompanied by an invoice and, except in the case of daily newspapers, by a certificate of origin also.
- Import license must be obtained for many types of merchandise, and others are subject to import quotas.
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 4
Express Mail International — Flat Rate Envelope and Flat Rate Boxes
Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only
Business papers and documents.
No form required. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.
Merchandise samples without commercial value, computer data, and other non-duitable articles.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 and Sender’s Declaration.
Merchandise, advertising materials, or any 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 (221.52)
Maximum length: 36 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
- A commercial invoice should be included with all commercial shipments.
- 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 Turkey.
Reciprocal Service Name: Acele Posta Servisi or APS
Country Code: TR
Areas Served: All
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 4
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: The maximum weight is 4 pounds. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.
Flat Rate Boxes — Medium and Large: The maximum weight is 20 pounds, or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the retail, commercial base, or commercial plus price.
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 4
For the prices and maximum weights for letters, large envelopes (flats), packages (small packets), and postcards, see Notice 123, Price List.
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 4
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 $1.50; Cards $1.00
International Postal Money Order (371)
International Reply Coupons (381)
Registered Mail (330)
Maximum Indemnity: $47.33
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.
Alicinin kendisine verilecek.
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail and insured
Priority Mail International parcels only.