Tracking USPS shipments sent to India is a hell of a task that needs a lot of patience. We have a user reporting that his USPS priority international parcel is still not received by him after 2 weeks from shipping date. If you look at the post, you will notice that the parcel was shipped from USA to India with in 2 days of USPS receiving the information and then the shipping product itself. So clearly there is nothing much wrong with the service of USPS. It is only when the product reaches India, the delay starts, first due to a (really long) customs check and then due to our ‘efficient’ Postal service.
Shipments sent to an Address in India using USPS will be delivered to the local address using the Indian Postal service (India Post).
How to Track USPS shipped items in India?
There are two main services that can be tracked in India, Express mail and Priority mail (International) parcels. If the item is sent using Express mail service of USPS, and once it reaches India, it can be tracked using the EMS speed post service of India Post. Visit this page and (be sure to select ‘EMS articles booked abroad to be delivered in India’ radio button) enter your USPS tracking number.
If the item is sent through priority mail service and once it reaches India, it can be tracked using the IPS Web tracking. Just visit this page (and go to IPS Web Tracking on the right) and enter your USPS tracking number.
By using any of these tracking methods, in addition to the information that you can find by tracking the shipment using the USPS track and confirm service, you will also see where the item currently is in India, like Delhi Foreign Post Office, Mumbai Foreign post Office etc. If needed, you also call the respective post offices to get a clear idea on where your item is and how long it may take to receive it.
Note: If you are here to know why your shipment is delayed, you can read the comments below. Often, most people face similar problems. My replies to them should be good in your case too. If you want, you can post your comment too and I’ll see what I can do for you.
In case your parcel tracking number starts with ‘L’, you should be contacting respective customs office since it cannot be traced online by you and me.