Ordinary Postal Items

Unregistered and untraceable items delivered to the addressee’s mailbox.

 

Postcard

A postcard is an addressed written postal item that is posted without inserting it in an envelope.

Ordinary letters are accepted for mailing domestically and abroad.
 

  • Pay for postage by sticking on postage stamps
  • Prepare in accordance with the Rules on Consigning Postal Items
  • Mail the item by dropping it into a letter box or submit it at any post office 

We also offer posting registered postcards – a traceable item to be delivered to the addressee against a signature for receipt.

Letter

A letter is a type of postal item that allows you to mail different types of correspondence in an envelope.

Ordinary letters are accepted for mailing domestically and abroad.
 

  • Pay for postage by sticking on postage stamps
  • Prepare in accordance with the Rules on Consigning Postal Items
  • Mail the item by dropping it into a letter box or submit it at any post office

We also offer posting registered letters – a traceable item to be delivered to the addressee against a signature for receipt – and insured letters – a traceable item insured against loss, theft or damage.

Printed Papers

Printed papers is a type of postal item that allows you to mail different types of printed materials.

Ordinary printed papers are accepted for mailing domestically and abroad.
 

  • Pay for postage by sticking on postage stamps
  • Prepare in accordance with the Rules on Consigning Postal Items
  • Mail the item by dropping it into a letter box or submit it at any post office

We also offer posting registered printed papers – a traceable item to be delivered to the addressee against a signature for receipt.

Prepaid Parcel

A prepaid parcel is an item in special packing, the price of which includes advance payment for domestic delivery to the addressee.

In a prepaid parcel, you can send documents, non-fragile items and objects, mailing of which is not prohibited in Latvia and which cannot damage other postal items or harm the health of postal workers.

The parcel must clearly (without any corrections) state your data and the addressee’s data: name, surname (title of a legal entity), address, postal code. Seal up the parcel tightly and drop it into a letter box or submit it at a post office.

You can send a prepaid parcel one year after purchasing the packing.

If the item does not fit in the addressee’s mailbox due to its size, we leave a notification to receive the item at a postal office. A repeated notification is sent if the addressee does not pick up the item within 5 days. If the addressee does not take the item within 30 days after receiving the first notification, the prepaid parcel is returned to the address specified by the sender.

Prior to sending a prepaid parcel, evaluate the compliance of its content with the type of an unregistered item.

M-bag

M-bags are special bags, in which printed materials can be mailed to one addressee abroad.

Floppy disks, discs, cassettes, video cassettes, manufacturer or distributor commercial samples and other items or information materials that are not dutiable and not intended for resale may be attached to printed materials.

Attach an address tag of durable fabric, strong cardboard, plastic, parchment or paper glued to wood to the M-bag. The size of the tag must be at least 9x14 cm. Specify the addressee’s and the sender’s address on the tags, writing a letter M in the upper right-hand corner. Attach a loop to the tag.
 

  • Pay for postage in cash or by card
  • Prepare in accordance with the Rules on Consigning Postal Items
  • Submit an open M-bag for postage at any post office

We also offer posting registered M-bags – a traceable item to be delivered to the addressee against a signature for receipt.

Ordinary postal items can be mailed as priority (Class A) or economical (Class B) items.

Domestic priority mail is delivered on the following business day, while economical mail – within 3 business days.

Items to be mailed abroad are accepted as either priority mail delivered immediately by the fastest means of transportation, mostly by airmail, or as economic mail delivered by airmail if possible.

 

Type of Delivery

Domestic item

International item

Postcard

Class B 

Class A 

Letter

Class A or B 

Class A or B 

Printed Papers

Class B 

Class A or B 

M-bag

-

Class A 

Prepaid Parcel Class B  -

Type of Postal Item

 Examples

Dimensions

Maximum Weight

Postcard

A greeting card, as a memory from a trip

Minimum: 9x14 cm.

Maximum: 12x23.5 cm.

-

Letter

Personal correspondence, a bill, a notice

Minimum: 9x14 cm.

Maximum: the sum of the length, width and depth up to 90 cm, neither one of which may exceed 60 cm.

2 kg

Printed Papers

A magazine, a book

Minimum: 9x14 cm.

Maximum: the sum of the length, width and depth up to 90 cm, neither one of which may exceed 60 cm.

For rolls

Minimum: the sum of length and double diameter up to 17 cm, neither one of which may exceed 10 cm.

Maximum: the sum of length and double diameter up to 104 cm, neither one of which may exceed 90 cm.

5 kg

Prepaid Parcel

Clothes, sweets

External: 24x35 cm

Internal: 21.5x34 cm

7 kg

M-bag

Handbooks with CDs, booklets with samples of goods

Minimum: 9x14 cm.

Maximum: the sum of the length, width and depth up to 90 cm, neither one of which may exceed 60 cm.

For rolls

Minimum: the sum of length and double diameter up to 17 cm, neither one of which may exceed 10 cm.

Maximum: the sum of length and double diameter up to 104 cm, neither one of which may exceed 90 cm.

30 kg. The weight of each individual object packed in an M-bag may not exceed 2 kg.

Postcard

The fee for mailing a postal item depends on the type of item you have chosen, the item’s weight, speed of delivery and destination.

Ordinary domestic postcard, letter and printed papers not fully paid for are delivered to the addressee, collecting from them the missing part of the payment, as well as an additional payment in accordance with the postal service rates.

Ordinary international postcard, letter and printed papers not fully paid for are returned to the sender without cancellation of the postage stamps, collecting from them an additional payment in accordance with the postal service rates.

Calculate the postage fee using the Fee Calculator.

Domestic postcards 

The service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of item Class EUR
Ordinary B 0,47

 
International postcards

The service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of item Class EUR
To EU Member States Ordinary A 0,64
To other countries Ordinary A 0,71

 

Letter

The fee for mailing a postal item depends on the type of item you have chosen, the item’s weight, speed of delivery and destination.

Ordinary domestic postcard, letter and printed papers not fully paid for are delivered to the addressee, collecting from them the missing part of the payment, as well as an additional payment in accordance with the postal service rates.

Ordinary international postcard, letter and printed papers not fully paid for are returned to the sender without cancellation of the postage stamps, collecting from them an additional payment in accordance with the postal service rates.

Calculate the postage fee using the Fee Calculator.
 

Domestic Letters

The service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of item Class Weight of items (g)
    <20 <50 <100 <250 <500 <1 000 <2 000

Ordinary

A 0,57 0,61 0,68 0,85 1,10 1,71 2,18
B 0,50 0,54 0,57 0,78 1,04 1,66 2,13

International Letters 

The service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of item Class Weught of items (g)
    <20 <50 <100 <250 <500 <1 000 <2 000

To EU Members States

A 0,78 0,90 1,29 2,21 4,20 6,47 11,61
B 0,71 0,85 1,27 2,15 3,54 6,43 11,57

To others countries

A 0,85 1,42 1,57 3,06 5,90 10,46 19,68
B 0,78 1,28 1,49 2,99 5,83 10,39 19,64

Printed Papers

The fee for mailing a postal item depends on the type of item you have chosen, the item’s weight, speed of delivery and destination.

Ordinary domestic postcard, letter and printed papers not fully paid for are delivered to the addressee, collecting from them the missing part of the payment, as well as an additional payment in accordance with the postal service rates.

Ordinary international postcard, letter and printed papers not fully paid for are returned to the sender without cancellation of the postage stamps, collecting from them an additional payment in accordance with the postal service rates.

Calculate the postage fee using the Fee Calculator.

Domestic Printed Papers

The service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of item Class Weight of items (g)
    <20 <50 <100 <250 <500 <1 000 <2 000
Ordinary B 0,57 0,60 0,64 0,81 1,11 1,72 2,32

Additional services are subject to the value-added tax (21%), which is included in the specified rate. 

Type of item Class Weight of items (g)
    <3 000 <4 000 <5 000
Ordinary B 4,72 5,75 6,80

International Printed Papers

The service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of item Class Weight of items (g)
    <3 000 <4 000 <5 000
To EU Member States A 18,33 24,36 30,38
B 18,28 24,27 30,32
To others countries A 28,80 38,06 47,32
B 28,74 37,85 47,24

 

Prepaid Parcel

The service fee is 4 euro.

If the sales price at the time of postage is different from the sales price at the time of purchase, you do not have to cover the difference and “Latvijas Pasts” will not refund it.

M-bag

The fee for mailing a postal item depends on the type of item you have chosen, the item’s weight, speed of delivery and destination.

Calculate the postage fee using the Fee Calculator.
 

International M-Bag

The service is subject to the value-added tax (0%), which is included in the specified rate. 

Type of item Class Weight of items (kg)
  <5 For each next kg (full or short) 
To Estonia,Lithuania  Ordinary A 5,17 0,94
To other EU Member States Ordinary A 12,05 2,58

The service is subject to the value-added tax (0%), which is included in the specified rate. 

Type of item Class Weight of items (kg)
      <5 For each next kg (full or short) 
To other EU Member States Ordinary A 9,96 2,13
To other Countries Ordinary A 15,65 3,27

 

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