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Adding Extra Services
   
 
  PROOF
OF MAILING
PROTECTION
IN TRANSIT
CONFIRMATION
AT DELIVERY
Priority Mail Express Receipt provided at time of mailing Insured Mail ($100 coverage included, more can be added) Date and time of delivery provided
Signature of recipient available upon request
Priority Mail Certificate of Mailing Insured Mail (May include up to $50 insurance at no charge, more can be added)
Registered Mail
Certified Mail
USPS Tracking
Signature Confirmation
Registered Mail
First-Class Mail Certificate of Mailing Insured Mail
Registered Mail
Certified Mail
USPS Tracking*
Signature Confirmation*
Registered Mail
Standard Post
Media Mail
Certificate of Mailing Insured Mail USPS Tracking*
Signature Confirmation*

* For packages only.
Forms and labels for extra services are available in your Post Office lobby or from your rural letter carrier.
Most extra services provide proof of mailing.

Extra services can provide additional protection and peace of mind.

Adult Signature
Requires the signature of someone 21 years of age or older at the recipient's address.

Certificate of Mailing
Provides evidence of mailing.

Certified Mail™
Provides proof of mailing at time of mailing and the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery. Electronic Icon Phone Icon
Return Receipt can be added to confirm delivery. Print Icon Electronic Icon

Insured Mail
Provides coverage against loss or damage up to $5,000.
Fee based on value of item.
For items insured for more than $200, Return Receipt can be added to confirm delivery.Print Icon Electronic Icon

Registered Mail™
Provides maximum security. Includes proof of mailing at time of mailing and the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery. Insurance can be added up to $25,000.
Fee based on value of item.Electronic Icon Phone Icon
Return Receipt can be added to confirm delivery.Print Icon Electronic Icon

USPS Tracking™
Provides the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery.
Free with select services. Electronic Icon Phone Icon

Signature Confirmation™
Provides the date and time of delivery or attempted delivery and the name of the person who signed for the item. You can request a printed copy of the signature. A lower price is available when you print Priority Mail postage from www.usps.com. Print Icon Electronic Icon Phone Icon

Most indemnity claims for Insured, Registered Mail, or Priority Mail Express can be filed online or the form can be downloaded from www.usps.com and mailed along with evidence of value. For more information go to your local Post Office or visit www.usps.com.

Return Receipt provides a postcard or electronic notification with the date of delivery and recipient signature.

Restricted Delivery confirms that only a specified person, or authorized agent, will receive a piece of mail. This service is available only if you also purchase Certified Mail, Insured Mail (over $200), or Registered Mail.

Many of these extra services are available for international mail.

Prices and fees can be found in the Notice 123 Price List on Postal Explorer at pe.usps.com.

Delivery information is available:
Print Icon by printed copy
Electronic Icon at www.usps.com
Phone Icon by calling 1·800·222·1811