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Sending mail

This section includes top tips for sending mail successfully, as well as guidelines on how to send mail abroad.

Top tips for sending mail

Top tips to make sure anything you post gets to the right place at the right time.

How to send cash and valuables safely

Sending cash or valuables safely in the post in the UK and overseas.

How to make sure the mail you send is delivered on time

Your options for making sure the mail you send is delivered on time.

How can you get a signature to show the mail you send is delivered?

How to send an important item using the signed-for service which tracks your mail so you can check it has been Signed For at its destination. The Signed For service gives you proof of posting and an electronic copy of the signature online.

Extra help with mail for people who are blind or visually impaired

How to send items using the Royal Mail Articles for the Blind scheme, a free, first class or Airmail service for people sending items specifically designed for blind and visually impaired people.

How to send mail abroad

Sending mail abroad and when you need to fill in a customs declaration for the mail you are sending.

How to send mail to HM Forces

How to send mail to someone who is overseas with HM Forces or the diplomatic service using their British Forces Post Office (BFPO) address.