Mailing a letter to anyone

I recently received a question about sending letters and / or postcards of India to the United States .. It read: “Hi Chris, I am currently in Goa with some friends and we want to send postcards United States Costume seals. home and now my friends tell me they will not accept US stamps. is that true? ”

Yes, it’s true. India Post requires the use of India joints for all documents sent from India. This means you have to trudge to the local post office India to buy stamps. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to find one of 155,000 (yes, that’s not a typo) offices across the country.

What is the cost to send a letter to India?
The minimum acceptable size by India Post a letter is 11 x 7 cm to 60 cm on both sides (about 2 square feet). The maximum weight is 2 kilograms. A US letter size No. 10 1 oz typical weighing 28.34 grams translated. Using this example, the cost of sending a letter to the average of India to all foreign countries costs:

By mail

Up to 20 grams: Rs 20

For every additional 20 grams or a part thereof up to 500 grams: Rs 8

Beyond 500 grams per 100 grams or more a part thereof up to 2000 grams: Rs 30

Airmail limited surface

An extra Rs.4 / – 20 grams or part thereof, is in addition to normal surface postage rates levied.

Rates are sending an unregistered letter uninsured. premiums postal services carry additional loads.

What is the cost to send a postcard from India?
India Post defines the acceptable average size of the postcard is 14 cm x 9 cm. Using this example, the cost to send a postcard from India to countries still costs:

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By mail

For Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan: Rs 4

Asia-Pacific Postal Union countries (appu): Afghanistan, Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China (People’s Republic), Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea (R), Laos (R), Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nauru, new Zealand, Papua new Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Vanuatu and Magnolia: RS 6

For other countries: Rs 7

By mail plane

For Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan: Rs 8

Asia-Pacific Postal Union countries (appu): Afghanistan, Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China (People’s Republic), Fiji, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea (R), Laos (R), Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nauru, new Zealand, Papua new Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Vanuatu and Magnolia: RS 12

For other countries: Rs 12

How can I send a letter or a postcard from India?
You might think it would be easier to send this postcard or letter to their relatives at home now that you have the appropriate seals. But when it comes to sending mail from India, there are two options: the way most of us are used to, and the way in India.

Option 1 Place a label and stick it in the bin alias the wrong way

Pro: Easy

Disadvantages: prone flight. without canceling the stamps are usually torn envelopes and postcards launched by unsuspecting tourists in boxes collection or left at postal outlets. Without a seal, and no way to contact you while in India, your mail will eventually find their way into the trash.

Option 2 A good seal after, walk your mail in a post office, to physically deliver each item to the employee and ask each stamp will be canceled by the hands of the employee.

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Pro: 99% chance that your mail is delivered to its final destination

Against: Travelers will find an open post office and wait in line.

Tip: For those traveling by car and chauffeur service, ask your driver to pick up your mail at the post office. Drivers often spend hours waiting for their clients when they visit a local landmark. This is a welcome distraction for the driver to pass the time. Remember that rewards you with a separate or the tip of your final salary. In addition, RS 50-100 ports will be appreciated.