The remainder of the reverse side is completed by
the post office of delivery.
Attach the return receipt to the article. If the article
is a letter, attach the return receipt to the back of the
letter. Place an impression of the APDS partially on
the return receipt and partially on the letter. Endorse
the article on the address side AVIS DE RECEPTION
or the capital letter A.
NOTE: Include the weight of the return receipt in
determining the postage and fees for mailing the
Restricted delivery is a service that may be
purchased by a mailer to restrict its delivery to the
addressee. Some countries may permit delivery to
agents of the addressee and/or require only the
signature of a postal official on the return receipt.
Restricted delivery is available only:
At the time of mailing
For registered items or recorded delivery
If accompanied by a return receipt
To certain countries (refer to the Individual
Country Listings of the IMM)
When the sender requests restricted delivery
service, ensure that the item is endorsed A
REMETTRE EN MAIN PROPRE or the equivalent in
a language known in the destination country. The
endorsement should be located on the address side
below the return address.
RECALL/CHANGE OF ADDRESS
On request by the sender, an item can be recalled
(withdrawn from the mail and returned to sender) or its
address can be changed subject to conditions and
limitations listed in the IMM. These services can be
the office of mailing,
the U.S. dispatching exchange office, or
the country of end destination.
Some countries DO NOT provide these services.
Refer to Section 360 of the IMM for current
instructions and for a list of countries that do not
provide these services.
Special delivery service is available to most
countries for all types of postal union mail. Refer to the
Special Services section, Individual Country Listings
of the IMM, for exceptions. Special delivery service is
NOT available for parcel post.
When the mailer requests special delivery of a
postal union article, take the following actions:
Give the mailer a PS Label 57, EXPRES-Special
Delivery (see figure 6-12).
Have the mailer place PS Label 57 above the
address and below the postage. If PS Label 57 is
not available, ask the mailer to mark the article
EXPRES-Special Delivery in red.
Special handling is available only for the
following articles when paid at the surface rate of
Parcel post packages
Matter for the blind
Articles sent as special handling receive
preferential handling to the extent practical in dispatch
and transportation from the post office of mailing to
the U.S. office of dispatch. Special handling does not
offer preferential treatment in the country of
Have the mailer endorse the article SPECIAL
HANDLING above the name of the addressee and
below the stamps, or apply the endorsement with a
rubber hand stamp.
Recorded Delivery is the international service
equivalent to domestic certified mail. This service
provides the mailer with a numbered mailing receipt
PS Label 5 7
Figure 6-12. An example of a PS Label 57.