Registered Postal Items

Registered and traceable items, for which you receive a receipt. These items are delivered to the addressee against a signature for receipt.

You can check the item status in section “Tracking for a Postal Item”.

Several additional services are available.

 

Postcard

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

Registered postcards are accepted for mailing domestically and abroad.
 

Letter

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

Registered letters are accepted for mailing domestically and abroad.
 

We also offer mailing insured letters – a traceable item insured against loss, theft or damage.

Printed Papers

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

Registered printed papers are accepted for mailing domestically and abroad.
 

The packing of printed papers must allow the postal worker to check the contents of printed papers prior to accepting them for postage, and the packing must also ensure preservation of contents during the delivery.

Small Packet

Registered small packets allow you to mail small unbreakable objects, with the exception of documents, printed materials and written communications.

Registered small packets are accepted for mailing domestically and abroad.
 

A filled-in PS9 form (for items to be mailed within the EU) or CN23 form (for items to be mailed outside the EU) must be attached to a registered international small packet.

Registered international small packets must be open when submitted for postage.

The value of the contents to be mailed shall not exceed the value specified in the postal service rates – EUR 35.

It is prohibited to mail items that are prohibited from being imported into the country of delivery, as well as items prohibited from being exported from Latvia.

Get more information on prohibitions at the post offices and in the Manual for Acceptance of International Postal Items.

We also offer mailing insured small packets to domestic addressees – a traceable item insured against loss, theft or damage.

M-bag

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

  • Pay for postage in cash or by card
  • Prepare in accordance with the Rules on Consigning Postal Items
  • Submit it for postage at any post office, attaching a filled-in PS7 form (for postal items to be mailed within the EU) or a CN23 form (for postal items to be sent outside the EU).

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.

Submit it for postage at any post office, attaching a filled-in PS7 form (for postal items to be mailed within the EU) or a CN23 form (for postal items to be sent outside the EU).

Parcel

In a parcel, you can mail industrial, household, cultural goods, food and other items with or without commercial value.

Parcels are accepted for mailing domestically and abroad.
 

  • Pay for postage in cash or by card
  • Prepare in accordance with the Rules on Consigning Postal Items
  • Submit it for postage at any post office, attaching a filled-in CP71 form (for domestic items and items to be mailed to the EU Member States that are not in the list of EPG countries), a CP72 form (for items to be mailed outside of the EU Member States that are not in the list of EPG countries) or CE1 form (for items to be mailed to EPG countries).

International parcels must not include items that are prohibited from being imported into the country of delivery, as well as items prohibited from being exported from Latvia. Get more information on prohibitions at the post offices and in the Manual for Acceptance of International Postal Items.

We also offer mailing insured parcels to domestic and international addressees – a traceable item insured against loss, theft or damage.

Advice of Delivery

You will receive a notification confirming that the addressee has received the registered postal item.
 

  • Apply for this by filling in CN07 form available at post offices. For domestic postal items, you can use PS4 form, available at manspasts.lv
  • Pay for postage by sticking postage stamps on postcards, letters and printed papers. In case of other registered items, charges for additional services are included in the total amount
     
Type of additional service EUR
Advice of Delivery 1,75

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

Delivery to the Adressee in Person

You ensure that the registered postal item will be delivered directly to the addressee.

Postal worker makes a note on the item: Delivery to the Addressee in Person Such an item is delivered neither to an office administrator or any other person responsible for receiving mail, nor to an authorized person.

  • The item is prepared only together with additional service “Advice of Delivery”
  • Pay for postage by sticking postage stamps on postcards, letters and printed papers

In case of other registered items, charges for additional services are included in the total amount.
 

Type of additional service

EUR
Delivery to the Addresee in Person  
- for domestic items 0,57
- for international items 0,95

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

e-invitation

When mailing a domestic postal item, you can draw up an e-invitation for it. This is a free additional service that ensures that the addressee is sent an SMS when the item is ready for delivery. To receive the item, the addressee must present an identity document, as well as the SMS or number of the item.

The service is available for parcels sent to addressees in Latvia, as well as other domestic registered items addressed for delivery upon request.

To draw up an e-invitation, please write “e-invitation” on the item and the addressee’s mobile phone number below. Also, specify the delivery address. For parcels, the addressee’s address may be specified instead of the delivery address.

Cumbersome Parcels

You can mail parcels of a non-standard shape and size:

  • For domestic parcels, the sum of length and the largest perimeter up to 450 cm, neither dimension may exceed 200 cm
  • For international parcels, the sum of length and the largest perimeter up to 300 cm, neither dimension may exceed 150 cm
     

Weight restrictions are the same as for standard parcels. You may also use additional service “Fragile (Colis Fragile)”.

Label “Cumbersome Parcels (Encombrant)” is put on the item.

Half of the total value of the item is added for “Cumbersome Parcels” and “Fragile (Colis Fragile)” postal items. The additional service fee is added to the total postage fee of the items.

For international shipments, the availability of the additional service is determined by the postal operator of the addressee’s state of residence.

To learn more, check the Manual for Acceptance of International Postal Items.

Fragile (Colis Fragile)

You can mail parcels with fragile contents, when special care is needed throughout the delivery.

Pack the parcel according to its weight, shape and content to ensure its preservation during the transportation. Otherwise, we can refuse accepting the particular item.

Weight and dimension restrictions are the same as for standard parcels.

You can also use additional service “Cumbersome Parcels”.

Label “Fragile (Colis Fragile)” is put on the item.

Half of the total value of the item is added for “Cumbersome Parcels” and “Fragile (Colis Fragile)” postal items. The additional service fee is added to the total postage fee of the items.

For international shipments, the availability of the additional service is determined by the postal operator of the addressee’s state of residence.

To learn more, check the Manual for Acceptance of International Postal Items.

Registered 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. Parcels are delivered within 4 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

Printed Papers

Class B 

Class A

Small Packet

Class B 

Class A

M-bag

-

Class A

Parcel

Class B

Class A or 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, drawings, maps

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

Small Packet

Clothes, sweets

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.

2 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.

Parcel

Clothes, footwear, food-stuffs

Minimum: 9x14 cm.

Maximum: the sum of length and the largest perimeter up to 200 cm, neither dimension may exceed 105 cm.

By using additional service “Cumbersome Parcels”, you can mail a bigger parcel or a parcel of a non-standard size.

For a domestic parcel – 20 kg.

The maximum weight of an international parcel is set by the postal operator of the country of delivery.

To learn more, check the Manual for Acceptance of International Postal Items.

Postcard

Calculate the postage fee using the Fee Calculator.
 

Domestic Postcard

This service is not subject to value-added tax. 

Type of Postal Item Class EUR
Registered B 1,35

 
International Postcard

This service is not subject to value-added tax. 

Type of Item Class EUR
Within the EU Registered A 1,71
To other countries Registered A 1,85
 

Letter

Calculate the postage fee using the Fee Calculator. 
 

Domestic Letter

This service is not subject to value-added tax. 

Type of Postal Items

Class Weight of Postal Items (g)
    <20 <50 <100 <250 <500 <1000 <2000
Registered A 1,42 1,49 1,57 1,58 1,81 2,22 3,04
B 1,39 1,41 1,44 1,55 1,76 2,19 3,02

International Letter

This service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of Postal Items

Class

Weight of Postal Items (g)

    <20 <50 <100 <250 <500 <1000 <2000
Within the EU A 1,71 1,71 1,78 2,77 4,77 6,12 11,45
To other countries A 2,13 2,13 2,42 3,63 6,47 11,03 20,25

 

Printed papers

Calculate the postage fee using the Fee Calculator. 
 

Domestic Printed papers

This service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of Posta Item Class Weight of Postal Item (g)
    <20 <50 <100 <250 <500 <1000 <2000

Registered

B 1,41 1,44 1,47 1,59 1,81 2,23 3,04

The service is subject to the value-added tax (21%), which is included in the specified rate. 

Type of Postal Item Class Weight of Postal Item (g)
    <3000 <4000 <5000

Registered

B 5,34 6,46 7,74

International Printed papers

This service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of Postal Item Class Weight of Postal Item (g)
    <20 <50 <100 <250 <500 <1000 <2000
Within the EU A 1,78 1,78 1,85 2,85 4,84 7,00 12,14
To other countries A 2,13 2,13 2,28 3,27 6,47 11,00 20,11

The service is subject to the value-added tax (21%), which is included in the specified rate. 

Type of Postal Item Class Weight of Postal Item (g)
    <3000 <4000 <5000
Within the EU A 19,02 25,05 31,07
To other countries A 29,37 38,63 47,89
 

Small packet

Calculate the postage fee using the Fee Calculator. 
 

Domestic Small packet

This service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of Postal Item Class Weight of Postal Item (g)
    <50 <100 <250 <500 <1 000 <2 000

Registered

B 2,46 2,48 2,53 2,66 2,89

3,29

International Small packet

This service is not subject to value-added tax.

Type of Postal Item Class Weight of Postal Item (g)
    <50 <100 <250 <500 <1000 <2000
Within the EU A 1,85 1,99 2,56 4,55 6,39 11,54
To other countries A 1,99 2,13 3,70 6,55 10,96 20,35

 

 

M - bag

Calculate the postage fee using the Fee Calculator. 
 

Domestic M-bag

The service is subject to the value-added tax (21%), which is included in the specified rate. 

Type of Postal Item Class Weight of Postal Item (kg)
  <5 For each next kg (full or short)
To Estonia and Lithuania Registered A 5,68 0,94
To other EU countries Registered A 12,56 2,58

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

Type of Postal Item Class Weight of Postal Item (kg)
      <5 For each next kg (full or short)
To other EU countries Registered A 10,39 2,13
To other countries Registered A 16,08 3,27

 

Parcel

Calculate the postage fee using the Fee Calculator. 

The service rates are available here.

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