Registered Mail

  • Registry service provides security and limited indemnity protection for the following mail classifications:
    • Letter mail.
    • Printed matter.
    • Small packets.
  • This service is not available for direct sacks of printed matter (M-bags), air and surface parcel post, or EMS items. Registered mail can be sent to all countries except Cambodia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). All countries except Canada have an indemnity limit of $40.45 and a registry fee of $6.00. Canada has an indemnity limit of $1,000 and the following registry fees: $6.20 for items valued at not more than $100; $6.75 for items valued at more than $100 but not more than $500; and $7.30 for items valued at more than $500 but not more than $1,000
    • Registered mail provides special protection for important and valuable items. Use of this service, which requires a fee in addition to postage, provides evidence of mailing and insurance in case of loss or damage. The sender may request a Return Receipt by paying an additional fee.
    • Because registered mail must be signed for each time it changes hands, it may not reach its destination as quickly as First Class Mail. In order to insure delivery by required date proper planning for lead-time is necessary.

Mail Matter

  • Negotiable Instrument
    • Instruments payable to bearer, including stock certificates endorsed in blank.
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  • Nonnegotiable Instrument
    • Registered bonds, warehouse receipts, checks, drafts, deeds, wills, abstracts, non-endorsed stock certificates and similar documents.
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  • Money
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  • Jewelry, Gems, Precious Metals
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  • Merchandise
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  • Non-valuable
    • Matter without intrinsic value, letters, files, records.

Value to be Declared

  • Market Value
    • Value based on instruments payable to bearer, including stock certificates value at time of mailing.
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  • Market Value
    • Value based on value at time of mailing.
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  • Full Value
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  • Market Value or Cost
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  • Market Value or Cost
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  • No Value( or replacement costs)

Caution:

  • Mailers who fail to declare full value or fail to pay the appropriate fee may be denied payment of indemnity in case of loss or damage.
  • All Registered Mail envelopes and packages must be sealed with brown gummed tape only. No Scotch, masking or plastic tape of any kind. All seams must be covered. No reused or resealed envelopes accepted.

Instructions for Registered Mail: White PS Form 3806

  1. Fill out To & From, be sure to included your name and department
  2. Enter the value of the item
  3. Bring form and item to RH Mailroom
  4. RH Mailroom will place the Registered label on the item
  5. Do Not retain any copies of Form 3806, the RH Mailroom will return the receipt to you after it has been postmarked.