* If your parcel is under 2kg in weight, but valued at more than NZ0, it must be sent as if it is a parcel over 2kg.
This means that: Back to top The type of Customs documentation and the detail required depends on what international service you choose, what you are sending and the weight and value of your item.
Download the diagram for International Air parcels (PDF - 740KB) Maximum size restrictions Back to top A green customs declaration (OS008a) must be completed and attached to each parcel.
To complete this declaration, list each item and its commercial value, and then sign the form.
Items travelling across international borders are subject to international standards of Customs clearance.
In each country, the Customs department - often jointly with the appropriate agricultural/quarantine authority - is responsible for monitoring international borders and implementing its country's regulations.
The purpose of these regulations is to stop prohibited items from entering the country and to collect taxes on other items.
While present in all nations, Customs regulations and requirements vary from country to country.
Most overseas countries have restrictions and prohibitions on the contents of mail.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your item is not prohibited or restricted and you should check with the Customs and/or agricultural/quarantine authority of the country concerned.
Information about the Customs requirements for specific countries can be obtained by: The only items that do not need Customs documentation are letters with no declarable value sent by one of our international postal services.
For the definition of a letter, please refer to the information below.