International mail and packages must be properly wrapped or contained in an envelope or box and must be sealed on all four sides. Do not use staples in the packaging. Airmail envelopes are encouraged because they are enhanced and are easily separated from other outgoing mail.
Most items can be mailed to foreign countries, though there are certain restrictions. It is therefore, of the utmost importance that you contact Central Receiving to determine the proper classification and documentation that may be required for customs declarations If regulations are not followed and documentation is not exact, the item will be impounded by customs until the addressee makes arrangements for clearance and the payment of whatever duties are required for the release of the item. Any item over 1lb. must have a declaration form (customs #CN 22) filled out by the sender. Any item over 4lb. must have the declaration form (2976-A). This must be hand delivered by the sender or by Central Receiving to the U.S. Post Office. These customs forms are available to you from Central Receiving or the Post Office.
Addresses in Russian, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew, Cyrillic, Japanese, or Chinese characters must bear an interline translation in English of the names of the post office and country of destination. If the English translation is not known, the foreign language words must be spelled in Roman characters.
The bottom line of the address must show only the country name, in English, written in full (no abbreviations) and in capital letters.
Postal codes must clearly be on any outgoing international mail. For assistance with codes, visit: http://www.usps.com/global/addressingintlmail.htm
When shipping documents or small packages overseas, we encourage you to use FedEx online shipping services. For more details on how to ship international using FedEx online, please see the Power Point presentation located at Campus Share Drive/Mailroom/International Shipment Presentation. Any international shipment that is received without the proper documentation or accompanying customs forms that may be needed will be returned to the sender without being processed.