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Country Conditions for Mailing — Kenya

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Coins; banknotes; currency notes (paper money); traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, or silver (manufactured or not); precious stones; jewelry; and other valuables.

Firearms and articles resembling deadly weapons.

Radioactive materials.

Used clothing, bedding and other similar items, textile and fabrics.

Restrictions  

Articles bearing Boy Scout or Girl Scout insignia must have authorization of the Kenya Boy Scout or Girl Guide Commissioner.

Military or civil uniforms and clothing resembling them require permit of the Kenya government.

Restrictions apply to the importation of second-hand clothes for sale. This restriction does not apply to personal effects.

Traps capable of killing or capturing game must have permission of the Chief Game Warden of Kenya.

Observations  

A plant import permit must be obtained prior to shipment to Kenya from the Kenyan Ministry of Agriculture at the following address: The Director, National Plant Quarantine Station, P.O. Box 30148, Nairobi, Kenya.

Many types of merchandise require authorization to import, which the addressee must obtain from the Director of Trade and Supplies, P.O. Box 30430, Nairobi, Kenya. Senders should be assured that the addressee has such a permit or can obtain one if needed.

 

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 4

 

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

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 7

 

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

Weight Limit: 70 lbs.

 

Express Mail International  Flat Rate Envelopes and Flat Rate Boxes

Insurance (222.8)

Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$200

No Fee

For insurance coverage above $2,000, add $1.50 for each $500 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $5,000 per shipment.

500

2.35

1,000

3.85

1,500

5.35

2,000

6.85

$5,000 max.

$15.85

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Correspondence and business papers.

PS Form 2976, Customs CN 22 and Sender’s Declaration. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as DOCUMENTS WITHOUT COMMERCIAL VALUE.

Merchandise samples without commercial value.

PS Form 2976, Customs CN 22 and Sender’s Declaration.

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. A commercial invoice must be enclosed in each item.

 

Size Limits (221.52)

Maximum length: 36 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

Notes:  

  1. 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 Kenya.
  2. Express Mail International shipments to Kenya must carry a complete street delivery (including the name of the building and floor number) or post office box address.

Reciprocal Service Name: Speedpost

Country Code: KE

Areas Served:  

 

Bamburi

Keroka

Nandi Hills

Basement

Kerugoya

Nanyuki

Bungoma

Khayega

Naro Moru

Busia

Kigano

Ngara RD

Changamwe

Kilifi

Nkubu

Chepbar

Kilindini RD

Nyahururu

Chogoria

Kisii

Nyansiongo

Chuka

Kisumu

Nyeri

City Square

Kitale

Othaya

Eldoret

Kitui

Ronald Ngala ST

Embu

Lamu

Sarit Center

Enterprise RD

Letracets

Slaya

Gakere Road

Machakos

Sotik

Garissa

Malindi

Teletrade

Gigiri

Maragoli

Thika

Gilgil

Marua

Ukunda

Homabay

Meru

Voi

Isiolo

Mombasa

Watalii RD

Iten

Mukurweini

Watamu

Kabarnet

Mumias

Webuye

Kakamega

Muranga

Wundanyi

Kapsabet

Nairobi G.P.O.

Yaya Centre

Karatina

Naivasha

 

Kericho

Nakuru

 

 

 

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 7

 

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

Weight Limit: 70 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)

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

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$50

$2.45

100

3.60

131 max.

4.75

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 7

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 7

 

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 7

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.