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A very silly question indeed.

How do you send unregistered packets to international destinations from India? For example if I want to send stamp from India to US, what is the best way to send it?

What is the cheapest way to send it?

What is the fastest way to send it?

Are there any specific cover or weight limit etc.?

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Have you asked your nearest Post Office? Or read the India Post website? I am sure basic letter mail rates are readily accessed.

You have mint India stamps, and you have roadside PO mailboxes correct? Both those options combined, have worked very well for 160 years from India. :idea: :idea:
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I asked my nearest post office and they asked me to register it. I asked for the normal letter price and they said they don't know. There are many members here who frequently send letters, so I just wanted to know what they do.

I'll go and ask again at a different post office. Thanks a lot.

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royevilz wrote:I asked my nearest post office and they asked me to register it. I asked for the normal letter price and they said they don't know. There are many members here who frequently send letters, so I just wanted to know what they do.

I'll go and ask again at a different post office. Thanks a lot.
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Thanks a lot Bijoy.

Another small question, do I have to write Airmail on the cover? Or, it will be pasted by the postal authority?

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royevilz wrote:Thanks a lot Bijoy.

Another small question, do I have to write Airmail on the cover? Or, it will be pasted by the postal authority?
Yes you have to write AIRMAIL on the front. No one pastes anything in our India Post.
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royevilz wrote:Thanks a lot Bijoy.

Another small question, do I have to write Airmail on the cover? Or, it will be pasted by the postal authority?
I don't think so.When I mail letters abroad I don't write Airmail on them.
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Thanks a lot.

Do they provide any kind of acknowledgement?

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royevilz wrote:Another small question, do I have to write Airmail on the cover? Or, it will be pasted by the postal authority?
No mail these days is sent overland or by sea [barring some exceptional routes in the Middle East and Africa and few other countries in the world]

From India, all mail is sent by air - although India Post do have a service of "Surface Mail", that too goes by air, the delivery is much slower as it uses the bulk mail bags, and of course the rates are a lot less.

No acknowledgement is provided except when the letter is registered or being sent by Speedpost/EMS.
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NikE wrote:Registering cost another Rs 70 on top of the Rs. 24
A correction.....
Registration charges is Rs 17 within India and Rs 70 for overseas.
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Thank you, Bijoy, for the clarification.

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Bijoy wrote:
NikE wrote:Registering cost another Rs 70 on top of the Rs. 24
A correction.....
Registration charges is Rs 17 within India and Rs 70 for overseas.
Yes. Actually I meant overseas. Thanks for the correction
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When sending registered letters overseas you have to fill out a Customs Declaration Form CN22 (photocopies available at P.O.) and attach it with the letter after filling it up (I had either taped or stapled it at the back of the letter). Here's an image of the form I have saved as PDF to print these out myself.

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The OP asked for the CHEAPEST way to send UNREGISTERED letters to the USA.
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Global Administrator wrote:The OP asked for the CHEAPEST way to send UNREGISTERED letters to the USA.
And the fastest.
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Yes, no wonder the PO clerk told him to go away. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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I asked them as different questions. :lol: :lol:

But I guess I got the answer I was looking for. :D

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And I have to ask, has he never posted a letter before.

70 Rupees is bloody cheap for registered mail, that is like $1.50 - here a registered bag (The only choice you can have) is like $17 or something.

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The Indian Post Office Rules 1933, a detailed compendium of rules and rates (and red tapes) -

https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/DOP_RTI/PO_vol1_legislativeEnactments.pdf

and the latest amendments to the above Rules,

https://www.indiapost.gov.in/VAS/DOP_PDFFiles/171273.pdf

The English version is from page 7 :D

For mail to USA, unregistered, for basic 20 Gms, it is Rs 27. For registered post to USA, for basic 20 gms, it would be Rs 27 + Rs 70, ie Rs 97.

There is also speed post, rates are much more, supposed to reach the next day within India, to USA , 4 to 7 days excluding Customs checks!! and the rate is Rs 850 for 250 gms.

Detail here
https://www.indiapost.gov.in/MBE/Pages/Content/International-Speed-Post-.aspx

Our basic inland letter rate is Rs 5!!

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Princestamps wrote:And I have to ask, has he never posted a letter before.

70 Rupees is bloody cheap for registered mail, that is like $1.50 - here a registered bag (The only choice you can have) is like $17 or something.
Hi,

I actually had not posted anything outside India before this. Also, I was a little confused with so many options surface, airmail, registered, speed post etc.

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Our basic inland letter rate is Rs 5!!
The basic one is Rs 2.5, I believe. I bought some recently for my sister.

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Yes, I meant a regular cover posted inside India, using a postage stamp. The Inland letter, ie pre-printed letter as below, is Rs 2.50/-. Image taken from the internet.

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