How to: Print USPS international customs forms

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We know international shipping can be tricky. So we've created a process that mirrors the steps for domestic shipping.

Overview of generating international customs forms:

First you'll want to review your settings. Update your LABEL settings to ensure that Customs Forms are generated in the correct format. Learn more. Then fill out your INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENT settings so that ShippingEasy can automatically complete Customs Forms. Learn more.

Now it's time to purchase the International label. The process is similar to purchasing a Domestic label. Learn how to select a carrier and service.

Purchasing International postage is slightly different with the addition of a Customs Information section on the READY TO SHIP page. If you set up your INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS settings, you likely won't need to make any adjustments to the Customs Information. All the same, it's important to review the information for accuracy. This will help avoid any delays through customs. Learn more about Customs Information on the READY TO SHIP page.

Once you've purchased the International postage, the customs forms are ready to print.


How to: Print USPS international customs forms

If you have ConnectEasy enabled for International postage: the customs forms will automatically print to your designated printer. Learn more about configuring ConnectEasy.

If you do not have ConnectEasy setup for International postage: the customs forms will be waiting for you on the READY TO PRINT page.

To print USPS international customs forms from the READY TO PRINT page:
  1. Expand the SHIPMENTS tab on the blue navigation bar and select READY TO PRINT.
  2. On the READY TO PRINT page, locate the order in the "Purchased Labels" box and click on the green Print icon to the right of the order.
  3. A new tab will open in your browser for you to print, or the label will be saved to your downloads folder. Open the PDF and print to your preferred printer.

How many copies of the Customs Form do I need?

Some services will yield three customs forms/labels, and others only one.

Three (3) customs forms:

One (1) customs form:

  • Priority Mail International
    • Small Flat-Rate Box
    • Flat-Rate Envelopes
  • First-Class Mail International
  • Military Mail (APO, DPO, FPO, MPO), U.S. Territories, and Freely Associated States
  • Select international destinations, including:
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • Costa Rica

I have multiple copies of the Customs Forms. What to do with all of them?

For shipments that produce three copies of the label, put them in a plastic sleeve affixed to the exterior of the package. Order customs forms sleeves for FREE from the USPS.


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How to: Save my shipping labels settings
Which USPS services and countries provide tracking to the destination?
Overview: Customs Information on the READY TO SHIP page


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