Country Conditions for Mailing — Cuba
Mail service is limited to letters in the usual form, Braille letters for the blind, postcards, and printed matter sent as First-Class Mail International items, International Priority Airmail (IPA) items, or International Surface Air Lift (ISAL) mailpieces. Priority Mail International parcel service is not available.
Prior to mailing, customers must abide by the gift parcel rules in 15 CFR § 740.12 for general provisions governing sanctions and for comprehensive information about goods and services that may not be imported to or exported from Cuba. The maximum weight for gift parcels is 4 pounds. Potentially dutiable items may be confiscated upon entering Cuba or returned to sender.
Coins; banknotes; currency notes; securities payable to bearer; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold and silver; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles.
Musical letters or cards that play a sound recording when opened.
Perishable infectious biological substances.
Perishable noninfectious biological substances.
Currency, postage stamps for sale or exchange, checks, securities, and other financial instruments must be licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department.
First-Class Mail International items may not contain dutiable articles.
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)
Express Mail International (220)
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 not contain dutiable items. 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)
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.