Recorded Delivery (International Only)

Recorded delivery is the international service equivalent of domestic certified mail. It provides the mailer with a numbered mailing receipt. It also enables the sender to obtain confirmation of delivery through the purchase of a separate return receipt for an additional fee. The destination post office retains a record of the delivery for each transaction. However, no mailing record is kept by the originating post office.

Instructions for Recorded Delivery: Yellow PS Form 8099 (International use only)

  1. Print or type destination address on bottom of form.
  2. Fill out a Return Receipt (If desired).
  3. Paper clip or attach Certified Slip and Return Receipt to mail piece. (Do not remove Receipt)
  4. Make sure your return address is on the mail piece.
  5. Deliver mail piece to mailroom.
  6. The following day you will receive the receipt in your inter-office mail. Retain this receipt for your records, it will be your only proof of mailing.


  • Recorded Delivery mail must be combined only with Letter mail, Postcards, Printed matter items, Matter for the blind, Small packets, or M-bags. It does not apply to parcel post packages or Express Mail International Service (EMS) items
  • No insurance is provided with Certified Mail, for valuables please consider using Insured or Registered Mail.