If you are looking to use the India Post’s International Postal service, here are the rates you may need to pay:
Flat Rate Boxes: These are available in (up to) 1, 2.5 and 5 kg boxes and will be charged at Rs.1000, Rs.1500 and Rs.2500 respectively.
Note that any parcel which is above 4kg must be registered and there are other restrictions too like:
The weight of parcel must not be more than 10 kgs if destined to a Post Office address and not more than 20 kgs if addressed to office or residential address:
Some features of these International Flat rate boxes are:
- Easy and Convenient transport since they go in recognized boxes
- Bar Code for faster processing and easy tracking
- Printed documentation and customs declaration
The following rates are assumed for an item being sent to the United States (see update below):
Letter: Unregistered letter weighing less than 30 grams via Air costs Rs.38
Aerogramme: Un-registered Aerogram Rs.15
Post Card: Rs.7
Air Mail Post Card: Rs.12
A small packet weighing 100 grams: Unregistered and transported via Air costs Rs.65
10 KG parcel: Transported via Air costs Rs.3885
20 KG parcel: Transported via Air costs Rs.7485
30 KG Bulk Bag: Transported via Air costs Rs.10350
Note: Depending on the items being sent, the recipient may be required to pay Customs duty to release parcels from Foreign Post Office in the destined country.
Note: These rates are as on September 2010 and may change in the future as per India Post’s discretion. Please check current rates at India Post site.
Update: With effective from September 2012, India Post have revised the tariff for all International parcels. The tariff will now be on the basis of 250gms as base weight and then in further weights of 250 gms.
New International Air tariff to United States is Rs.553 for the first 250 gms and Rs.121 for every 250 gms there on.
New International Surface Air Lift (SAF) tariff to USA is Rs.465 for first 250 gms and Rs.101 there on.
Please ask below if you want to know rates for any other country other than USA.