Letter and package mail going to international addresses can be sent either surface, air, or express. Non-express mail for Canada and Mexico is processed through the mail facility. An international re-mailer is utilized for non-express letter mail going to all other destination countries to receive a reduced rate on postage costs.
Most international mail, other than documents or letter mail, will require customs forms. Mail Services can help determine the proper forms needed for the destination country.
Follow the link to Proper Addressing for information on how to address international mail.
Mail Services recommends using UPS for international express letters and packages. Rates are discounted and delivery time is guaranteed. The U.S. Postal Service also provides express mail service.
UPS Worldwide Express Plus - guaranteed delivery of letters and packages by 8:30 AM on the second business day to over 163 citites in Canada and Europe. Additional charges apply.
UPS Worldwide Express - guaranteed delivery of letters and packages in 1 - 2 business days to most destinations.
UPS Worldwide Expedited - guaranteed delivery in 3 - 5 days to more than 56 countries.
U.S. Postal Service Global Express Mail is available for urgently needed items, with service to 190 countries. Delivery time is 2-3 days.
U.S. Postal Service Global Priority Mail is available for letters and packages weighing up to 4 pounds, with service to 51 countries. It provides expedited air mail service with targeted delivery times of 4-5 days. Global Priority Mail envelopes are charged at a flat rate, regardless of weight. Variable weight packages are charged by the ounce.
Call Mail Services at 442-3272 with questions about international mail.