International Parcels

International Parcels

If your international mail is too heavy, valuable or time critical to be sent using our standard mail services, Isle of Man Post Office is an agent for Parcelforce and their services can provide what you need. Parcels for the Channel Islands and further afield are sent using the International Parcelforce service.


International Parcels

International Parcelforce services include:

Plus there are no fuel surcharges with any of these services.

*Parcelforce globalvalue does not offer tracking facilities or a time guarantee.

Delivery speeds/size and weight restrictions

A list of indicative delivery speeds, as well as detailed country information including size & weight restrictions can be downloaded here.

The below table sets out the key features of each product. Note that in each case the standard and maximum possible compensation is set out for each product.

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Inclusive compensation £100  £100
Tracking online X
Guaranteed delivery X X
Named delivery X
More information on size, weight and restrictions here

For more information contact our customer services team on 01624 664664, see our price guide below or visit  the Parcelforce website for country specific information. Alternatively, call into any post office branch to send your item.

Customs Declarations

From Friday 1st January 2021, the requirement for accurate customs documentation for items containing goods sent to Rest of World addresses has also applied to European destinations and the Channel Islands. When mailing items containing goods to outside of the UK, you will need to accurately complete and sign a customs declaration. If sending items using a Parcelforce service a CP72 needs to be completed.

For more information about customs declaration requirements please visit our dedicated page.

International services update

Due to the evolving circumstances with Covid in various countries, Parcelforce are closely monitoring the situation at an individual country level.  Because of this, they are also suspending their international delivery guarantees as they may experience some delivery delays.  Please note that the majority of their international partners are also suspending requirements for signature on delivery, and therefore they are unable to guarantee to you that signature on delivery will be obtained outside of the UK.  

They are still processing your international parcels until they are informed otherwise by their overseas partners. In the majority of cases their services are continuing as normal.  Details of any country suspensions and the latest updates are available at Please note that there are some regions/pockets within countries where parcels are currently unable to be processed by their partners and are therefore being exported back. Please check their service updates page for information and check your recipient will be able to receive your parcel, before you send.

For up to date available destinations, please see Parcelforce's worldwide directory.

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