Nowadays, we can internationally ship many things by mail or by courier, but is sending a passport to an embassy one of them? Shipping a passport and other documents abroad come with certain risks. But with a little research done beforehand, you will be able to make an informed decision.
Can I send a passport by mail or with a courier company?
Yes, you can. At Eurosender, we collaborate and work with a vast network of couriers; therefore, through our Envelope service and couriered with DHL express, you can send a passport internationally. Before sending the passport by courier, bear in mind that the size of the envelope dimensions and weight have to be:
- Size – Up to 35 x 28 cm.
- Weight – Up to 2kg.
Hereby, we listed some prices of the most frequent destination routes:
- Portugal – France: €37.26 including VAT
- Italy – Spain: €37.26 including VAT
- Poland – Greece: €41.16 including VAT
- Portugal – Brazil: €48.98 including VAT
Check out the shipping price for your passport to your desired route anywhere in the world directly on our platform!
Is it safe to mail a passport or send it with a courier?
Yes. With our Envelope service, the delivery of your urgent documents and letters is done in a completely reliable manner. As this service offered on our platform is express, your envelope will not go through many warehouses and will be delivered within a specific timeframe—all of this to secure that your shipment arrives safely.
Except for safe and fast delivery of your passport, our Envelope service furthermore offers:
- Tracking number provided, so you know the shipments’ location at any time;
- Same-day collection for time-sensitive shipments;
- Passport pick-up and delivery for greater convenience;
- Extended liability with coverage up to 400€ available!
Are you still unsure about sending your passport? Eurosender works with the most trustworthy couriers, and our logistics experts will be monitoring your shipment closely throughout the process.
Can I send a passport to an embassy by mail or with a courier company?
First, you should check with the respective embassy. Embassies apply different rules when it comes to sending a passport or essential documentation. Some require the visa applicant or a legally authorized person to retrieve the document. Therefore, they would not hand over the documents to any third parties.
Due to security reasons, other embassies don’t allow courier companies to enter the building. Such cases are applicable mostly when the embassy has already a contract in place with a courier company to ship documents from the embassy to visa applicants. In such cases, you will most probably have to turn to the same courier company that the embassy works with.
What envelope should I use to send my passport to an embassy?
Place the passport in a padded bubble envelope to ensure it stays intact during delivery. By using a sturdier outer cover, you will be sure the shipment can sustain some weather changes if any uncertainties occur.
Can courier companies pick up or deliver a passport to an embassy?
When it comes to sending a passport to an embassy, there are certain restrictions that most of courier companies apply. While some of them explicitly state that they do not perform the service, others do offer the service but only from and to certain embassies with whom they sometimes have an agreement or where they are allowed to access the embassy’s premises.
Are there any special conditions that courier companies apply when shipping a passport internationally?
There are no pervasive rules, and it does vary from one company to another. Most of the time, courier companies list passports and other relevant documents among the items that are prohibited or restricted from shipping.
While some courier companies will transport a passport to the embassy or another location, they won’t offer compensation in case of loss. Also, some companies will transport the accompanying documentation necessary for visas or passports but not the document itself.
What to do before sending a passport internationally by courier?
As it is a high importance document, take precautions when mailing a passport. Check the possibility first with the embassy and afterwards with the courier company.
Don’t just book the courier service and plan the delivery without having things clear. If you place your passport in an envelope and you won’t specify the content, the courier company will not know what type of item they are transporting.
If you need to ship a passport or other documents internationally, get in touch with us, and we will tell you what the options are.
Do you have more questions? Do not hesitate to contact us!