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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.

 

 

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Alcoholic beverages.

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.

Fashion newspapers.

Firearms of all kinds; weapons; and ammunition.

Games involving profit and loss (for example, dice or card games).

Musical instruments.

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.

Radioactive materials.

Skins of animals the consumption of whose flesh is prohibited by Islam.

Sugar, brown sugar.

Used clothing.

Restrictions  

Banknotes other than Iranian may be imported only with the permission of the Iranian National Bank.

Observations  

  1. 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.
  2. Postage covers conveyance only to the Iranian frontier offices. Additional charges for conveyance into the interior are levied by the Iranian Administration.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The importation of books, publications, films, tapes, and CDs containing scientific information which are not illegal according to the laws and regulations of Iran, and other products concerning technical and scientific matters in the fields of printing, distribution and copying, which are not illegal according to the laws and regulations of Iran are subject to authorization from the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, or the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, as appropriate.
  7. 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.
  8. The importation of radioactive goods and equipment is subject to permission from the Atomic Energy Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  9. The importation of weapons is subject to permission from the Ministry of Defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
  10. The importation of animal foods is subject to permission from the Veterinary Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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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)

Not Available 

 

Express Mail International (220)

Not Available 

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 8

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

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 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.

 

Insurance (232.92)

NOT Available

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 8

For the prices and maximum weights for letters, large envelopes (flats), and postcards, see Notice 123, Price List.

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 8

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Matter for the Blind (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes, or Priority Mail International Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Weight limit: 4 pounds.

Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.

 

 

First-Class Package International Service (250) Price Group 8

For the prices and maximum weights for packages (small packets), see Notice 123, Price List.

Size Limits  

Packages (Small Packets): See 251.22 and 251.23.

 

Extra Services  

Certificate of Mailing (313)

 

Individual Pieces

Fee

Individual article (PS Form 3817)

$1.20

Firm mailing books (PS Form 3877), per article listed (minimum 3)

0.44

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3877 (per page)

 

1.20

 

 

Bulk Quantities

Fee

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

$7.05

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

0.85

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606

1.20

 

COD and Certified  

NOT for International Mail

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.75; Cards $1.25

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

Registered Mail (330)

Fee: $12.95

Maximum Indemnity: $46.14

Available only for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards, Priority Mail International
Flat Rate Envelopes, Priority Mail International
Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, and matter for the
blind or other physically handicapped persons.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $3.50

Available for Registered Mail only.