Sending international letter mail

Choose from different shipping options and save time or money.

Priority 
is our fastest shipping option. The average delivery time in Europe is 2 to 4 days. Use our priority stickers on the address side of your items. These stickers are available free of charge at all Österreichische Post locations.

Economy option is the most inexpensive shipping solution and offers great value. It is the perfect choice for all your letter mail items that are not time sensitive.

Rates

To benefit from our cheapest rates for S and M letters, your items must be machine-processable and addresses must be machine-readable. To learn about our criteria for machine-processable items, please read our brochure "Special requirements for machine-processability". If S or M letters do not meet machine-processability requirements, the rate of the next higher product will be charged. This rule does not apply to hand-written letters as long as the total volume does not exceed 300 items and the letters meet the other criteria.

This is our classic product for your international letter mail. There is nothing like international letter mail to stay in touch with friends and family around the world.
Additional services available: registered mail, advice of delivery, deliver to addressee in person, insured letter
 
Product
Max. format
Weight
EU and Rest of Europe
 
 World
Priority Eco. Priority Eco.
S

L 235 x
W 162 x
H 5 mm

20 g or less 1.40 1.20 2.10 1.90
M

L 235 x
W 162 x
H 5 mm

> 20 to 75 g
2.30 1.90 2.90 2.70
L

L 353 +
W 250 +
H 30 mm

2 kg or less
8.20 6.50 15.00 11.00
XL
 L + W + H
= 900 mm
maximum dimension 500 mm
 
2 kg or less
12.90 9.90 24.20 21.80

International Letter Mail Plus is an inexpensive shipping option available if the following requirements are met:

  • A minimum of 20 letters per batch (additional charge for missing items possible)
  • 15 euros minimum per batch (including all additional services)
  • Pre-printed and completed posting list based on our Österreichische Post template
  • Postage paid for with the Österreichische Post franking impression

Additional services available: registered mail, advice of delivery, deliver to addressee in person

 
Product
Max. format
Weight
EU and Rest of Europe1)
Priority
Eco.
Item Kilo Item Kilo
P75 L 235 ×
W 162 ×
H 5 mm
75 g or less 0.70 10.00 0.67 8.00
P100 L 235 ×
W 162 ×
H 5 mm
> 75 to 100 g 0.73 10.00 0.70 8.00
B L 353 ×
W 250 ×
H 30 mm
2 kg or less 1.80 3.90 1.70 3.50
N L + W + H
= 900 mm
maximum dimension 500 mm
 
2 kg or less 3.50 6.00 3.20 4.50

1) These rates are exempt from VAT as part of universal services.  All indicated rates exclude statu-tory taxes and duties, especially VAT.

Product
Max. format
Weight
World1)
Priority
Economy
Item Kilo Item Kilo
P75 L 235 ×
W 162 ×
H 5 mm
75 g or less 0.86 12.50 0.83 11.20
P100 L 235 ×
W 162 ×
H 5 mm
> 75 to 100 g 0.89 12.50 0.86 11.20
B L 335 ×
W 250 ×
H 30 mm
2 kg or less 2.70 10.00 2.60 8.80
N L + W + H
= 900 mm
maximum dimension 500 mm
 
2 kg or less 4.50 11.00 3.60 10.00

1) These rates are exempt from VAT as part of universal services.  All indicated rates exclude statu-tory taxes and duties, especially VAT.
Total price = (number of units x rate per unit) + (total weight in kg x rate per kilo)

Priority means that we will ship your letter mail items by air or by whichever means of transporta-tion is fastest. Priority items are given preferential treatment both in the country of posting and the county of destination. The average delivery time within Europe is 2 to 4 days and 3 to 7 days for other countries. Use our priority stickers to label your items on the address side. These stickers are available free of charge at any Österreichische Post service location. 

Economy is our inexpensive shipping option for international mail items that are not time-sensitive. Delivery times vary depending on the country.

 

International letter mail rates for the priority shipping option in the "rest of Europe" zone also apply to letters and newspapers sent to and from military post offices abroad.

Currently, three military post offices are in operation:

  • 1502 AUTCON EUFOR (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • 1503 AUTCON KFOR (Kosovo)
  • 1504 AUTCON UNIFIL (Lebanon)

Additional service available: registered

The following items qualify as literature for the blind:

  • Braille publications
  • Sound recordings, special papers or any other accessory designed to master difficulties related to blindness intended solely for the use of blind people, provided that they are sent by or addressed to an officially recognised institute for the blind or a blind person.

 

Shipping requirements:

  • Items must be sent unsealed
  • Items must be identified as "Cécogramme  – Envois  pour  les aveugles" in the postage area
  • Items must include the information “do not postmark” if no additional services are required.
  • Items must not include any personal documents
  • They may not include cancelled stamps, stamps in mint condition or special-value items. 

Literature for the blind is free of postage with the exception of additional services.
Available additional services: registered mail, advice of receipt, deliver to addressee only

 

Additional services are supplementary services for which the value added tax depends on the main service. If the main service is subject to VAT, the total service including the additional service is subject to VAT as well.
 
Extra Services, Letter Mail in Eur
Registered mail 3.65
Advice of receipt1) 2.85
Deliver to addressee in person1) 2.85
Insured letter
(only in connection with Registered mail) *
1% of the declared value, which is rounded up to a
full hundred, but at least EUR 4.00

Collection fee 2)3) (in addi-tion to missing postage) - per reply item 0.48 (0.40 netto)

1) Only available in combination with our “registered mail” additional service.
2) Gross rate including 20 % VAT (net rate in parenthesis)
3) Will be charged in Austria at the time of delivery

Additional Services, M-Bag 1)
in EUR
Excluding VAT Including VAT
Registered mail 8.50 10.20
Advice of receipt 2) 2.85 3.42
Deliver to addressee in person 2.85 3.42

1) Gross rates including 20% VAT for destinations in the EU, net rates in parenthesis
2) Available only in connection with our "registered mail" additional service.

Additional services

In this section, you will find all available additional services for your international letter mail. These additional services are only available in combination with our Priority shipping option:

Send important letters (contracts, legal documents, applications, bank account information) via registered mail. Delivery will be documented with a confirmation of receipt pursuant to applicable provisions in the country of destination. However, this confirma-tion will not be given to the recipient.
In addition, you can use the tracking number to track your registered mail item on its way to many destinations all the way to delivery.
Also, registered mail is insured against loss, theft and damage up to EUR 50.
Please note: valuable items (e.g. securities, jewellery, precious metals, mobile phones) may only be sent with our insured letter service!

Use our "advice of delivery" service to receive a confirmation signed by the recipient that your item has been delivered. This additional service is only available in combination with registered mail.

Items will only be delivered to the addressee in person or an authorised person. This service is only available in combination with our "registered mail" service. This service is not available for all countries. For some countries, it is only available in combination with advice of delivery.

Send your valuables such as securities, precious metals, exclusive jewellery etc. as an insured letter. In the case of damage or loss, Österreichische Post is liable for the indicated value maximum.
This additional service is only available in combination with international priority letter mail and our registered mail service.

Capitalize on the benefits of international reply mail and pay for the recipients' postage if they reply to your international letter mail item.
Registered mail is a service that is available for destinations worldwide. For detailed information and information about the countries for which additional services are available, please see our online country-specific information our International Letter Mail Handbook or ask at the Österreichische Post service location near you.

Services area

Here you will find important documents to download:

International Letter Mail Handbook

Download

Additional Services by Country (available in German only)

Download

Product Information, International Letter Mail

Download

Dispatch Note, Literature for the Blind

Download

Dispatch Note International Letter Mail Plus

Download

Dispatch Note International Letter Mail

Download

Template, Dispatch Note, International Parcel Light XS

Download

Document, Registered Mail

Download

Document, Advice of Delivery

Download

Postage paid-ALLGEMEIN-Vermerk-Schwarz-1C

Download

Priority Stickers for Self-Printing

Download