Many companies send a lot of letters to countries outside Belgium on a daily basis, this flow is more difficult than domestic mail. Several aspects must be taken into consideration: which are the international stamp prices? Which stamp do you need exactly for sending a letter abroad? What do you need to consider when sending a letter abroad? In short, it can cause you a lot of headaches, but don’t worry: our experts will tell you everything you need to know, so that your letter reaches its destination correctly, even when sending beyond our borders!
What are the international mailing prices?
To send your letter internationally, you need an international postage stamp. There are two types of stamps for international mail: Europe, for European destinations, and Rest of the World for outside Europe. However, the number of stamps you need depends not only on the destination, but also on the weight and size of your letter, and whether or not you send it by registered post. More information on the size, and more specifically the difference between normalised and non-normalised letters, can be found here.
The international postage rates for 2022 and the number of international stamps your letter needs are given below:
4 tips for sending your mail internationally
There is more to sending a letter abroad than choosing the right stamps for overseas. The following four tips for sending your letter abroad can make a huge difference:
Write your address correctly
The address format can vary considerably from country to country. For example in some countries or regions, an address may not mention a house number, postal code or even a street name. And in countries such as the USA, Canada and Australia, the name of the state must be abbreviated with an area code after the town name. So make sure you know in advance how to write the address in the country of destination.
In addition, letters to foreign countries must also have a sender’s address or a return address. Write this in the top left corner on the front or on the back of the envelope.
Use indelible inke
Depending on the destination, your letter may be in transit for several weeks or even months, and sometimes in harsh conditions. For this reason, use a sturdy envelope and write the address in indelible ink.
Mention other contact details?
Putting the recipient’s e-mail address or telephone number on the envelope can significantly increase the chances of delivery. However, do not do this if the destination is within the EU. This is prohibited since the introduction of the GDPR, the new European directive that provides stricter protection for personal data.
Send important mail by registered post
When sending important mail, it is advisable to send it by registered post. The issuing stamp has legal value. Registered mail can always be tracked with Track & Trace, so you know exactly where your letter is and when it was received.
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