Country Conditions for Mailing — Bolivia
Priority Mail International parcel service is suspended due to lack of available air transportation. This suspension of service does not affect the Priority Mail International flat-rate envelope or small flat-rate box or other international mail categories currently available.
Arms and ammunition.
Articles that violate the Bolivian trademark laws.
Books, pamphlets or other printed matter, paintings and illustrations, figures and objects of an obscene or immoral nature.
Coins; banknotes; paper money; traveler’s checks; gold, platinum, silver, manufactured or not; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles.
Counterfeit or illegal currency; advertisements imitating currency or postage stamps, except for philatelic or numismatic catalogs.
Perishable infectious biological substances.
Perishable noninfectious biological substances.
Tobacco in any form, cigarettes or cigarette papers or packaging.
Pharmaceutical and medicinal products must be approved by the Bolivian health authorities. Senders should ascertain from the addressees in advance of mailing whether the medicine they desire to send will be admitted.
Used clothing must be accompanied by a certificate of disinfection issued by a competent authority (for example: Local Board of Health), or must be by a firm with facilities for disinfecting the articles involved. Senders must endorse the wrapper of shipments containing used clothing to show that a certificate of disinfection is enclosed.
- A commercial invoice signed by a Bolivian consulate is required for shipments exceeding U.S. $100 in value. The invoice must be in the form prescribed by the Bolivian consular regulations. If senders are not familiar with the requirements, they should be advised to consult one of the Bolivian consulates located in principal cities of the United States. Information may also be obtained from the American Republics Division, Bureau of International Commerce, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230, or any field office of the Department. No invoices are required for shipments of lesser value.
- Import permit is required when the value of a shipment exceeds U.S. $500.
Customs Forms Required (123)
First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International flat-rate envelopes and small flat-rate boxes:
PS Form 2976 or 2976-A (see 123.61)
Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 8
Value Limit (211.2)
The maximum value of a GXG shipment to this country is $2,499 or a lesser amount if limited by content or value.
Size Limits (216.5)
An item must be large enough to hold on its face the postage
and the plastic pouch that carries the Global Express
Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping label).
The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and
9.5 inches long, and the plastic pouch that carries it is
approximately 7 inches high and 12 inches long.
Maximum length: 46 inches
Maximum width: 35 inches
Maximum height: 46 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches
General Conditions for Mailing
See Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for information about areas served in the destination country, allowable contents, packaging and labeling requirements, tracking and tracing, service standards, and other conditions for mailing.
Express Mail International (220) Price Group 9
Express Mail International — Flat Rate
Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only
Correspondence and business papers.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label). Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.
Merchandise samples without commercial value.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label).
Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty.
PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, inside a PS Form 2976-E, Customs Declaration Envelope CP 91. Enclose a commercial invoice in each item.
Size Limits (223.2)
Maximum length: 36 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
Return Receipt Service (221.5):
Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Express Mail International shipments to Bolivia.
Reciprocal Service Name: Express Mail Service
Country Code: BO
Areas Served: All
Priority Mail International (230)
Not Available, except for Priority Mail International flat-rate envelope and small flat-rate box.
Flat-Rate Envelope or Small Flat-Rate Box: $12.95
May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.
First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 9
Large Envelopes (Flats)
Packages (Small Packets)
Postcards: See 243.1
Letters: See 243.2
Large Envelopes (Flats): See 243.3
Packages (Small Packets): See 243.4
Airmail M-bags (260) —
Direct Sack to One Addressee
Matter for the Blind (270)
Free when sent as First-Class Mail International.
Weight limit: 15 lbs.
Certificate of Mailing (313)
COD and Certified
NOT for International Mail
International Business Reply Service (382)
Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.45; Cards $0.95
International Postal Money Order (371)
Use MO Form MP1
Maximum Amount Available: $700 Fee: $3.85
International Reply Coupons (381)
Registered Mail (330)
Maximum Indemnity: $47.93
Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards, and matter for
the blind or other physically handicapped
persons. Not applicable to M-bags.
Restricted Delivery (350)
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail only.