Country Conditions for Mailing — Venezuela
Coffee, coffee extracts, and similar preparations containing coffee.
Coins; banknotes; currency notes (paper money); traveler’s checks; securities payable to bearer; platinum, gold, and silver (manufactured or not); precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles.
Lottery and similar tickets.
Natural and cultivated pearls.
Perishable infectious biological substances.
Perishable noninfectious biological substances.
Prior authorization of the Venezuelan authorities is required for most foodstuffs, plants and plant parts, and most merchandise.
Pharmaceutical specialties/products must be authorized by the Minister of Health, Agriculture and Boviculture of Venezuela.
- First-Class Mail International items may not contain dutiable articles.
- Import licenses/permits are required for most goods. Therefore, senders should ascertain from the addressee before mailing whether the necessary documents are held.
- Items containing printed matter must have affixed to the wrapper PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label)
- Customs duty is generally assessed on printed matter.
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)
Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)
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
Note: Express Mail International merchandise insurance is not available to this country. Document reconstruction insurance coverage is provided, at no additional cost, to a maximum of $100 per shipment. See 221.43.
Business papers and documents.
No form required. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.
Merchandise samples without commercial value and computer data.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label).
Size Limits (223.2)
Maximum length: 36 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
Return Receipt Service (221.5):
- Merchandise and all articles subject to customs duty are prohibited in Express Mail International shipments.
- 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 Venezuela.
Reciprocal Service Name: CAI
Country Code: VE
Areas Served: All
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 9
1 Merchandise is permitted, but written communications having the nature of current and personal correspondence are not permitted.
2 Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)
Priority Mail International — Flat Rate
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.
Flat-Rate Boxes: Regular/Medium – $41.95; Large – $53.95
Merchandise is permitted, but written communications having the nature of current and personal correspondence are not permitted. The maximum weight is 20 lbs. or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less.
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.