Shipping internationally with First Class Package Service International envelopes

First Class Package International® is the cheapest international service

With full package tracking for major countries, FCPI is the cheapest international service USPS® offers for packages lighter than 4 lbs

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    The cheapest international shipping USPS offers

    First Class Package International is the cheapest USPS service to ship packages that weigh 4 lbs or less.

  • 1 to 4 week delivery, depending on the country

    Delivery is made by the receiving country's postal service within 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the destination.

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    Full package tracking to major countries

    First Class Package International includes tracking through E-DELCON delivery confirmation to major countries.

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    Simple customs form included on the label

    Pirate Ship makes shipping internationally simple, with a customs form that's printed on the shipping label.

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    Save 5% on FCPI by using Pirate Ship

    Commercial Pricing for First Class Package International Service will save you 5% compared to retail prices.

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    Process international and domestic together

    With Pirate Ship you can ship to both domestic and international addresses at the same time.

The cheapest First Class Package International shipping rates

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The Postal Service® offers two pricing levels for First Class Package International Service (also known as FCPI or FCPIS), Retail Pricing and Commercial Pricing. Like all USPS services, Pirate Ship passes-through the deepest discounts available for First Class Package International Service, which can save you 5% compared to retail prices.

First Class Package International rates are based off the exact weight in ounces, and the destination country. Destination countries are grouped; use the table below the rates to determine each country's group number. They generally fall into the geographical region we've summarized in the rate table, but there are exceptions.

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Available for packages that weigh 4 pounds or less

It’s a little confusing, but while domestic First Class Package Service® has a limit of 15.9 ounces (just under 1 pound), packages shipped internationally with First Class Package International Service can weigh up to 64 ounces (4 pounds).

First Class Package International is the cheapest service USPS offers for international shipping. If your package is over 4 pounds, or if you want a faster service, use Priority Mail International® instead.

USPS hands off First Class Package International packages at the border, so the destination country’s local postal service will make the final delivery to your recipient. Depending on which country you’re shipping to, delivery can take between 1 to 4 weeks.

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Includes international tracking with USPS E-DELCON

If you’re shipping to one of the countries below, your package will receive full tracking scans from pickup to delivery through the USPS International Electronic Delivery Confirmation program, also known as E-DELCON.

Tracking scan updates are available to view in Pirate Ship, from the USPS® tracking website, or usually from the website of the national postal service in the recipient's country.

List of Countries with E-DELCON International Tracking, updated January 2021

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Hong Kong
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Lebanon
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Country groups for USPS First Class Package International

First Class Package International rates are based off the destination country's pricing group. All countries and their price group are listed below.

List of USPS country groups for First Class Package International

  • Afghanistan - AF - Group 4
  • Albania - AL - Group 3
  • Algeria - DZ - Group 5
  • Andorra - AD - Group 3
  • Angola - AO - Group 5
  • Anguilla - AI - Group 6
  • Antigua and Barbuda - AG - Group 6
  • Argentina - AR - Group 11
  • Armenia - AM - Group 3
  • Aruba - AW - Group 6
  • Australia - AU - Group 12
  • Austria - AT - Group 9
  • Azerbaijan - AZ - Group 3
  • Bahamas - BS - Group 6
  • Bahrain - BH - Group 4
  • Bangladesh - BD - Group 4
  • Barbados - BB - Group 6
  • Belarus - BY - Group 3
  • Belgium - BE - Group 9
  • Belize - BZ - Group 6
  • Benin - BJ - Group 5
  • Bermuda - BM - Group 6
  • Bhutan - BT - Group 4
  • Bolivia - BO - Group 6
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina - BA - Group 3
  • Botswana - BW - Group 5
  • Brazil - BR - Group 13
  • British Virgin Islands - VG - Group 6
  • Brunei Darussalam - BN - Group 4
  • Bulgaria - BG - Group 3
  • Burkina Faso - BF - Group 5
  • Burma - MM - Group 4
  • Burundi - BI - Group 5
  • Cambodia - KH - Group 4
  • Cameroon - CM - Group 5
  • Canada - CA - Group 1
  • Cape Verde - CV - Group 5
  • Cayman Islands - KY - Group 6
  • Central African Republic - CF - Group 5
  • Chad - TD - Group 5
  • Chile - CL - Group 11
  • China - CN - Group 14
  • Colombia - CO - Group 6
  • Comoros - KM - Group n/a
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of the - CD - Group 5
  • Congo, Republic of the - CG - Group 5
  • Costa Rica - CR - Group 6
  • Cote d'lvoire - CI - Group 5
  • Croatia - HR - Group 8
  • Cuba - CU - Group 6
  • Cyprus - CY - Group 4
  • Czech Republic - CZ - Group 7
  • Denmark - DK - Group 9
  • Djibouti - DJ - Group 5
  • Dominica - DM - Group 6
  • Dominican Republic - DO - Group 6
  • Ecuador - EC - Group 6
  • Egypt - EG - Group 5
  • El Salvador - SV - Group 6
  • England - GB - Group 20
  • Equatorial Guinea - GQ - Group 5
  • Eritrea - ER - Group 5
  • Estonia - EE - Group 9
  • Ethiopia - ET - Group 5
  • Falkland Islands - FK - Group n/a
  • Faroe Islands - FO - Group n/a
  • Fiji - FJ - Group 4
  • Finland - FI - Group 9
  • France - FR - Group 15
  • French Guiana - GF - Group 15
  • French Polynesia - PF - Group 4
  • Gabon - GA - Group 5
  • Gambia - GM - Group 5
  • Georgia - GE - Group 3
  • Germany - DE - Group 16
  • Ghana - GH - Group 5
  • Gibraltar - GI - Group 7
  • Great Britain and Northern Ireland - GB - Group 20
  • Greece - GR - Group 8
  • Greenland - GL - Group n/a
  • Grenada - GD - Group 6
  • Guadeloupe - GP - Group 15
  • Guatemala - GT - Group 6
  • Guinea - GN - Group 5
  • Guinea-Bissau - GW - Group 5
  • Guyana - GY - Group 6
  • Haiti - HT - Group 6
  • Honduras - HN - Group 6
  • Hong Kong - HK - Group 18
  • Hungary - HU - Group 7
  • Iceland - IS - Group 7
  • India - IN - Group 10
  • Indonesia - ID - Group 4
  • Iran - IR - Group 4
  • Iraq - IQ - Group 4
  • Ireland - IE - Group 9
  • Israel - IL - Group 8
  • Italy - IT - Group 9
  • Jamaica - JM - Group 6
  • Japan - JP - Group 17
  • Jordan - JO - Group 4
  • Kazakhstan - KZ - Group 4
  • Kenya - KE - Group 5
  • Kiribati - KI - Group 4
  • Korea, Republic of (South Korea) - KR - Group 18
  • Kuwait - KW - Group 4
  • Kyrgyzstan - KG - Group 4
  • Laos - LA - Group 4
  • Latvia - LV - Group 3
  • Lebanon - LB - Group 4
  • Lesotho - LS - Group 5
  • Liberia - LR - Group 5
  • Libya - LY - Group 5
  • Liechtenstein - LI - Group n/a
  • Lithuania - LT - Group 7
  • Luxembourg - LU - Group 8
  • Macao - MO - Group 4
  • Macedonia (Republic of) - MK - Group 3
  • Madagascar - MG - Group 5
  • Malawi - MW - Group 5
  • Malaysia - MY - Group 10
  • Maldives - MV - Group 4
  • Mali - ML - Group 5
  • Malta - MT - Group 3
  • Martinique - MQ - Group 15
  • Mauritania - MR - Group 5
  • Mauritius - MU - Group 5
  • Mexico - MX - Group 2
  • Moldova - MD - Group 3
  • Mongolia - MN - Group 4
  • Montenegro - ME - Group 3
  • Montserrat - MS - Group 6
  • Morocco - MA - Group 5
  • Mozambique - MZ - Group 5
  • Namibia - NA - Group 5
  • Nauru - NR - Group 4
  • Nepal - NP - Group 4
  • Netherlands - NL - Group 9
  • New Caledonia - NC - Group 4
  • New Zealand - NZ - Group 12
  • Nicaragua - NI - Group 6
  • Niger - NE - Group 5
  • Nigeria - NG - Group 5
  • Norway - NO - Group 9
  • Oman - OM - Group 4
  • Pakistan - PK - Group 4
  • Panama - PA - Group 6
  • Papua New Guinea - PG - Group 4
  • Paraguay - PY - Group 6
  • Peru - PE - Group 6
  • Philippines - PH - Group 4
  • Poland - PL - Group 7
  • Portugal - PT - Group 7
  • Qatar - QA - Group 4
  • Republic of (South) Korea - KR - Group 18
  • Reunion - RE - Group 15
  • Romania - RO - Group 3
  • Russia - RU - Group 19
  • Rwanda - RW - Group 5
  • Saint Helena - SH - Group n/a
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis - KN - Group 6
  • Saint Lucia - LC - Group 6
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - VC - Group 6
  • San Marino - SM - Group n/a
  • Sao Tome and Principe - ST - Group 5
  • Saudi Arabia - SA - Group 4
  • Senegal - SN - Group 5
  • Serbia - RS - Group 3
  • Seychelles - SC - Group 5
  • Sierra Leone - SL - Group 5
  • Singapore - SG - Group 10
  • Slovak Republic (Slovakia) - SK - Group 3
  • Slovenia - SI - Group 8
  • Solomon Islands - SB - Group 4
  • Somalia - SO - Group n/a
  • South Africa - ZA - Group 5
  • South Korea - KR - Group 18
  • Spain - ES - Group 8
  • Sri Lanka - LK - Group 4
  • Sudan - SD - Group 5
  • Suriname - SR - Group 6
  • Swaziland - SZ - Group 5
  • Sweden - SE - Group 8
  • Switzerland - CH - Group 9
  • Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) - SY - Group 4
  • Taiwan - TW - Group 10
  • Tajikistan - TJ - Group 4
  • Tanzania - TZ - Group 5
  • Thailand - TH - Group 10
  • Timor-Leste, Democratic Republic of - TL - Group 4
  • Togo - TG - Group 5
  • Tonga - TO - Group 4
  • Trinidad and Tobago - TT - Group 6
  • Tunisia - TN - Group 5
  • Turkey - TR - Group 3
  • Turkmenistan - TM - Group 4
  • Turks and Caicos Islands - TC - Group 6
  • Tuvalu - TV - Group N/A
  • Uganda - UG - Group 5
  • Ukraine - UA - Group 3
  • United Arab Emirates - AE - Group 10
  • United Kingdom - GB - Group 20
  • Uruguay - UY - Group 6
  • Uzbekistan - UZ - Group 4
  • Vanuatu - VU - Group 4
  • Vatican City - VA - Group 9
  • Venezuela - VE - Group 11
  • Vietnam - VN - Group 4
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands - WF - Group n/a
  • Western Samoa - WS - Group 4
  • Yemen - YE - Group 4
  • Zambia - ZM - Group 5
  • Zimbabwe - ZW - Group 5
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We recommend buying insurance for international packages

Not every country has as reliable of a postal service as the United States, so we recommend two things when it comes to international shipping: patience and insurance.

Delivery can take up to 4 weeks for remote or undeveloped countries, and there is also a chance of packages arriving damaged or becoming lost. International shipping is expensive, and it’s always a good idea to insure your package, so you can file a claim if something happens. Pirate Ship makes it super easy with cheap shipping insurance rates and a fully managed claims process.

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