International Airmail Letters & Small Parcels

International Airmail Letters & Small Parcels

All mail posted from the Isle of Man is despatched on our dedicated aircraft into Royal Mail’s delivery network. This means fast and reliable delivery to most international destinations.

International Airmail Letters & Small Parcels

Don't forget to affix an Airmail sticker on your envelope or write "BY AIRMAIL – PAR AVION" in the top left corner of the front of the item.

International letters and large letters

C4+ envelope or under

Max weight: 750g

Max depth: 25mm

For example:International Letter Dimensions

International small parcels

Maximum weight 2kg. Maximum length must be less than 600mm. Length plus width plus height should not exceed 900mm.

Ideal for sending:

*Maximum size for cylindrical packages is length plus twice diameter must be less than 1040mm (with the greatest single dimension being less than 900mm).


There is £20 compensation in the event of loss or damage for International Airmail services.

If you are sending something of value please consider the International Tracked and Signed or Parcelforce services which have more compensation options available.

For more information contact our customer services team on 01624 664664. Alternatively, see our price guide below and call into any post office branch to send your mail.

Customs Declarations

From Friday 1st January 2021, the requirement for accurate customs documentation for items containing goods sent to Rest of World addresses will also apply 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. A CN22A/B should be used when sending items valued at less than £270, for items with a value higher than this a CN23 should be used.

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I insure my item in case of loss or damage?


We do not offer insurance against loss or damage for this service. International Signed For can offer insurance up to £250 depending on the country of destination.

 Can I have my item signed for on delivery?


You can use International Signed For to send mail to just about every country in the world. All mail will be recorded at the point of delivery with a signature.

Can I track my item?


Airmail is not a tracked service. If you use Airsure you can track your item online to its final destination. For some destinations, International Signed For also provides overseas tracking.

Are delivery times guaranteed?


Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee delivery times. Although your mail will be put on the first available international flight, delivery standards in other countries vary.

How can I send Airmail even faster?


Airsure provides priority handling in the UK and abroad. We can put your mail on the first available flight to 35 destinations.

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