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3 Extra Services > 330 Registered Mail > 335 Indemnity Claims and Payments
The sender must submit a mailing receipt to make an inquiry or file a claim (see chapter 9). Indemnity is provided for loss, damage, or missing contents. If a registered article has been lost, or if it has been delivered to the addressee in damaged condition or with missing contents, payment is paid to the sender unless the sender waives the right to payment, in writing, in favor of the addressee.