The New York ISC, or International Service Center, processes most inbound international letters and packages quickly, releasing them within three days. During busy times, such as the winter holiday season, items take up to 10 days to move through the facility.
In rare cases, the ISC detains a package or letter due to suspicions about the contents. This applies if the contents are subject to additional customs fees, lack documentation, possibly violate trademark regulations or are believed to be contraband. When that happens, U.S. Customs and Border Protection sends notification to the intended recipient with further information on getting the item released. This process takes anywhere from a week to 45 days depending on the mail volume and the specific problem with the item.Learn More
There are three ways to identify the senders of certified mail, the first being to look at the included green card filled out by the sender on the piece of certified mail received, according to the Houston Chronicle. The back of the card has the sender's name and address.Full Answer >
In 2010, the postage rate for a 1-ounce domestic letter was 44 cents. The 44-cent charge was instituted on May 11, 2009 and lasted until Jan. 22, 2012.Full Answer >
For merchants in Hong Kong who ship small packages to customers in the United States, ePacket delivery is a shipping option. The United States Postal Service, or USPS, and Hongkong Post created the ePacket service to increase mail and shipping options for Hong Kong merchants.Full Answer >
The exact rate to send a DVD depends on a number of factors, including its weight, packaging and destination. USPS Media Mail is often recommended for DVDs. As of August, 2014, this costs $2.69 without tracking.Full Answer >