Country Conditions for Mailing — El Salvador
Coins; banknotes; currency notes; securities payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; and other valuable articles.
Perishable infectious biological substances.
Unstamped cigarette paper.
Cigarettes must have the words “Importacion a El Salvador” printed or stamped on each package.
- First-Class Mail International items may not contain dutiable articles.
- Commercial invoices are required for all commercial shipments regardless of value and for gift parcels valued at $50 or more. No invoices are required for gift shipments valued at less than $50.
- For all shipments valued at $50 or more, the sender should submit to a Salvadoran consulate copies of the commercial invoice in the form prescribed by the Salvadoran regulations. The consulate returns 2 legalized copies to the sender, who should mail them to the addressee direct, not enclosed in the parcel.
- For commercial shipments valued at less than $50, 3 copies of the invoice (which need not be legalized) should be mailed directly to the addressee.
- Certificates of origin are required only if exemption from or modification of customs duty is claimed under a trade agreement.
- Salvadoran consuls are located in principal cities of the United States.
Customs Forms Required (123)
First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:
PS Form 2976 (see 123.61)
Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)
Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 8
Value Limit (212.1)
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 (211.22)
The surface area of the address side of the item to be mailed
must be large enough to completely contain the Global
Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping
label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings.
The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and
9.5 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 and Sender’s Declaration. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.
Merchandise samples without commercial value.
PS Form 2976, Customs — CN 22 and Sender’s Declaration.
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.
Size Limits (221.42)
Maximum length: 36 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
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 El Salvador.
Reciprocal Service Name: EMS
Country Code: SV
Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 9
Note: Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)
Priority Mail International — Flat Rate
Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes: $13.95
May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.
Flat Rate Boxes: Medium – $45.50; Large – $58.50
The maximum weight is 20 lbs. or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less.
Size Limits (231.22)
Maximum length: 42 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches
First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 9
Large Envelopes (Flats)
Packages (Small Packets)
Letters: See 241.212
Postcards: See 241.221
Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232
Packages (Small Packets): See 241.242 and 241.243
Airmail M-bags (260) —
Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 9
Matter for the Blind (270)
Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, including Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Weight limit: 4 pounds.
Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.
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: $500 Fee: $4.25
Money Order Inquiry: Fee: $5.40
International Reply Coupons (381)
Registered Mail (330)
Maximum Indemnity: $46.04
Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards and Flat Rate Envelopes
and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, and matter
for the blind or other physically handicapped
persons. Not applicable to M-bags.
Restricted Delivery (350)
Available for registered mail with a return receipt.
Endorsements: A entragar en propia mano.
Return Receipt (340)
Available for registered mail only.