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139 Cremated Remains

139.1 Eligibility

Cremated remains (human ashes) are permitted to be mailed internationally under the following conditions:

  1. The cremated remains are not otherwise prohibited by the destination country (see the Individual Country Listing).
  2. The package is sent by either of the following methods (with the selected method being available for the destination country):
    1. Priority Mail Express International service.
    2. First-Class Package International Service using Registered Mail service.

139.2 Packaging

The mailer must package cremated remains (human ashes) in a strong and durable container. If powders could escape from their containers and thereby cause damage, discomfort, destruction, or soiling, the mailer must pack the powders either in a sift-proof container or in other containers sealed in durable, sift-proof outer containers.

139.3 Markings

The mailer must indicate the identity of the contents on the required applicable customs declaration form (see 123.61).