We make it easier for you to choose the right service when sending mail anywhere in the world. Simply choose the type of postage you need, destination and then add the tracking or enhanced compensation you'd like.
Here are our current rates as of 8 January 2024 for Standard and Premium postage services, which you can get in any post office around the island.
Find the relevant postage price for your item by selecting its format, weight and destination from the table below.
Important Regulatory Changes:
|Rest of World
Letter & Parcel Specifications
Any item that exceeds either the measurements or the weight of a Parcel shown above is classified as a Large Parcel. Most destinations accept Large Parcels up to a maximum of 30kg, but there are some destinations that will only accept 20kg or less. For items that are 20kg or more, please visit one of our post offices as this service is currently unavailable online. See our Large Parcel destination guide for more information.
Some things need extra special treatment when sending, an important document perhaps or valuable goods. Choose Signed-for to gain assurance that someone had accepted the delivery, or choose Tracked & Signed to monitor the item on its journey. Alternatively, choose Courier to add extra special handling and monitoring provided by our global delivery partner FedEx.
|UK, IoM and other Ci
|Rest of World
|Tracked & Signed
You can claim up to £30 in the unlikely event of an item being lost or damaged. Choose to enhance this compensation level by selecting one of the options below.
|Cover (up to)
|Tracked & Signed
*Please note, a maximum level of cover of £100 is available to Rest of World destinations, and a maximum level of cover of £500 to European destinations.
A gift is defined as an item sent between two private people, is of an occasional nature, such as a birthday or Christmas gift and where no monetary consideration has been made.
Customs declaration forms
If you are using our standard service and sending a gift under £270.00, a CN22 customs form must be completed. You will need to ensure that all of the relevant sections are completed. For gifts over £270.00 a CN23 form is required; this form asks for additional information. If you are using our parcel service a CN23 form is always required.
VAT must be paid on most items sent from Jersey to the UK. Any gifts you are sending that exceed a retail value of £39.00 may need to have VAT paid on them. It is advisable to prepay VAT at the time of sending to minimise transit times and ensure quick customer clearance. In addition, Royal Mail add an £8 handling fee for non-prepaid VAT items, which the recipient may be asked to pay on receipt of the item.
Packages containing more than one gift
When a package contains gifts that are clearly intended for several people, for example, members of the same family, the £39.00 VAT relief applies to each individual person provided the gifts are:
It is essential that you include a return address on the outside of the packaging. Without a return address, Jersey Post will not be able to pre-customs clear gifts sent using our standard or tracked and signed service, which will result in a longer transit time.
VAT on postage
You do not have to pay VAT on standard postal services, but if you use our premium services, the cost of the service will be included in the calculation of VAT.
We estimate 3-5 working days for any returns and up to 14 working days for refunds for the retailers we have agreements with. Click here to find out who those retailers are.
We are unable to provide a delivery time frame for the Royal Mail returns as this is not a tracked service and is used at your own risk.
Please see cut off times below for same day despatch of mail items:
Normal boat collection times
Early boat collection times*
15:00 – 17:00
14:00 - 15:00
Sub post offices
Rue des Pres
*Please note that there will be a handful of occasions throughout the year, due to earlier tide times, when we must bring our post office cut off times forward to ensure same day despatch on the ferry service. On these occasions we will provide notice on our service updates page.
There are two daily ferry services carrying mail in and out of the Island. Inbound mail arrives into the Island each evening on the ferry service. Outbound mail goes on the ferry service to the UK which departs in the evening and arrives in the UK the following morning. There will be five outbound (JSY to UK) and six inbound (UK to JSY) services per week (Mon-Sat).
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