International Mail

Changes to Pricing for International Mailing Services

Effective January 22, 2017, the Postal Service™ will revise prices for the international mailing services noted below.

The following information is based on Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Order No. 3610 issued on November 15, 2016, in Docket No. R2017-1. In that order, the PRC found that the First-Class Mail® (including First-Class Mail International®), Standard Mail®, Periodicals, and Package Services pricing proposals in the Postal Service’s Request may go into effect on January 22, 2017. The PRC approved the revisions to international extra services and fees in Order No. 3670 issued on December 15, 2016, in Docket No. R2017-1, and those prices may go into effect on January 22, 2017. The orders are available on the PRC website at

First-Class Mail International Service

We will not increase prices for single-piece First-Class Mail International letters, postcards, and flats. The price of a single-piece 1-ounce letter will continue to be $1.15. The First-Class Mail International letter nonmachinable surcharge will not increase.

International Extra Services and Fees

The Postal Service will increase prices for certain market-dominant international extra services on January 22, 2017, including the following:

n Certificate of Mailing service: Prices for certificate of mailing service are increasing — the overall price increase is 5.64 percent.

n Registered Mail™ service: The price for international Registered Mail service is increasing to $14.95.

n Return Receipt service: The price for international return receipt service is increasing to $3.85.

n Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee: The Customs Clearance and Delivery Fee is increasing to $6.00.

n International Business Reply Service (IBRS): The price for IBRS cards is increasing to $1.35, and the price for IBRS envelopes is increasing to $1.85.

We will incorporate these revisions into the January 2017 edition of Notice 123, Price List, which is available via Postal Explorer® at