Standard Post

- reliable worldwide post for less

Standard Post from An Post is ideal for customers who want reliability at an affordable price.  We can deliver any item - from postcards to parcels - all over Ireland and to more than 200 countries worldwide at a very cost-effective price.

Important information for sending mail abroad

How does it work?

Simply attach the relevant postage to your letter/postcard, large envelope, packet or parcel and we'll do the rest.

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Step by step

What does it offer?

  • Reliable national and worldwide service
  • Value for money

How do I use it?

  • Bring your item to any Post Office.
  • For items over 2kg a Parcel Post label will be required
  • Attach the appropriate postage
  • Complete the appropriate customs declaration documentation for international items
  • Post your item at any Post Box or Post Office

What else?

    *The Commission for Communications Regulation has responsibility for setting quality-of-service standards with regard to the Universal Service Obligation (USO) in the postal sector.  The current target for next day delivery of single piece priority mail is 94%.
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What next?

Always include a return address. On the rare occasion we cannot deliver your item we can return it to you without delay.

Post your item at any Post Box or Post Office. Items over 2kg require a Parcel Post Label and must be posted at a Post Office.

General Customs Information

For international items the relevant customs declaration information must be appropriately completed and attached.  For items under €300 or up to 2kg a CN22 label should be attached.  For items over 2kg or €300 in value a CP72 label should be attached.

Both the CN22 and CP72 label are available at your local Post Office.

Important information for sending mail abroad

Due to a tightening of airline security it is no longer possible to accept ink or toner cartridges. Check the full list of items restricted from the outbound International Mail services.

Due to temporary additional security measures taken by the United States Homeland Security Agency, mail destined for the United States and weighing more than 450g may be subject to short delays.

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