Pricing & Classification DMM Advisory

Message board to keep postal customers informed of changes to mailing standards, services, and prices.

November 3, 2021

UPDATE 208: International Mail Service Updates Related to COVID-19

On November 3, 2021, OPT-NC, the designated operator of New Caledonia, provided notification of the following new delivery arrangements effective as of November 2, 2021:

  • Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring the addressee's signature on delivery at OPT-NC post office counters will be provided to the addressee upon signature, following an identity check where appropriate.
  • Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring the addressee's signature on home delivery by an OPT-NC postal official will not be directly signed by the recipient as proof of delivery. Instead the postal official will identify him or herself to the addressee, step back two meters, collect the name of the person taking receipt of the item and, in agreement with the addressee, sign the proof of delivery on his or her behalf (following checking of the identity document if appropriate); the item will then be deposited on the doorstep. Should the addressee not agree to have the proof of delivery signed on his or her behalf, the item will be made available for collection at an OPT-NC post office.

Unless otherwise noted, service updates to a particular country do not affect delivery of military and diplomatic mail.

This service update affects Priority Mail Express International® (PMEI), Priority Mail International® (PMI), First-Class Mail International® (FCMI), First-Class Package International Service® (FCPIS®), International Priority Airmail® (IPA®), International Surface Air Lift® (ISAL®), and M-Bag® items.

The DMM Advisory will continue to provide updates as they are received. For a full list of international service disruptions, please visit