Customs Forms for USPS | Overview

When you send an international shipment, customs forms are a requirement. Every country's border control agency uses customs forms to help protect their borders and to assign duty fees and tariffs on incoming goods. The recipient of the good(s) typically pays for any duty fees.

Retail | Post Office

Post Office customers will now use this downloadable customs information worksheet PS Form 2976-R. You can also obtain PS Form 2976-R at any post office. Once filled out, hand the form over to the postal representative who will print out the appropriate electronic customs forms and barcodes.

USPS No Longer Accepts the Following Customs Forms

As of March 6, 2020, USPS no longer accepts handwritten customs forms. USPS announced that packages found in the mail stream with handwritten customs forms will be returned to the sender.

The following preprinted customs forms must not be used in USPS retail transactions as USPS has also denied their acceptance:

  • PS Form 2976:  Customs Declaration CN 22

  • PS Form 2976-A:  Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72

  • PS Form 2976-B:  Priority Mail Express International Shipping Label and Customs Form

ShippingEasy Subscribers

Partners of USPS, including ShippingEasy, will automatically select the correct USPS customs form based on your selection of service and packaging. Learn more about ShippingEasy plans and features.

Once printed, attach the forms to the parcel or place them in an enclosed pouch and attach that to the outside of the box.

Some shipments will only require 1 copy of the customs form

Regardless of the form type, some shipments will only require 1 copy of the customs form (combined into your shipping label).

These shipments include:

  • Military Mail (APO, DPO, FPO, MPO), US Territories, and the Freely Associated States

  • Select international destinations:

    • Australia

    • Canada

    • Costa Rica

US Postal Service Requirements

When you ship First Class International Mail to any destination, or ship Priority Mail International to Military Mail and U.S. Territories, the total value of the shipment cannot be more than $400.

If your total value is over $400, you will see this alert on the READY TO SHIP page.

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In this case, you would need to adjust the declared value of the Product's Details in your Inventory Management, or depending on the package details, you could split the order.

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