(PS Form 8099, Receipt for Recorded Delivery) and
affords the opportunity to obtain confirmation of
delivery through the purchase of a separate return
receipt for an additional fee. Like certified mail the
originating post office does NOT maintain a mailing
record. However, the destination post office is
required to retain a record of delivery for each recorded
delivery item delivered to an addressee.
Recorded delivery service is NOT available to all
countries. Refer to the Individual Country Listings
The sender must complete PS Form 8099 (see
figure 6-13) and place it on the address side above the
address and to the right of the return address. The
accepting clerk must verify that the form has been
completed properly and that the correct fee and amount
of postage has been affixed, postmark the receipt and
return it to the mailer.
Customers can mail recorded delivery items at a
post office, or deposit them in street letter drop boxes if
a post office receipt is not desired.
SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICES (REPLY
Every country requires that its own stamps be used
on outgoing mail. International reply coupons offer
individuals a means of obtaining postage from post
offices in foreign countries. Member countries of the
Universal Postal Union purchase international reply
coupons and sell them at their respective post offices.
Although coupons sold in the United States have the
selling price printed on them, coupons of other
countries may not. One of these coupons is
exchangeable in any other member country for a stamp
or stamps representing the international postage on a
Only post offices that have a demand for reply
coupons should stock them. Reply coupons are
ordered using PS Form 17 in the same manner as
ordinary domestic postage stamps. PS Form 17 will be
covered later in this training manual.
Postal insurance is only available for what
class of international mail?
What PS form is used when an insured receipt
is issued to a customer who requests
insurance coverage of an international parcel
Q6-26. What is the PS form number for an
International Return Receipt?
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answers.
INTERNATIONAL MAIL CHECKLIST
LETTERS (IMM 220): Letters (current, personal
correspondence) weighing 4 lbs. or less. If airmail, refer
to Section 145.3 of the IMM. A customs form is not
required unless the country specifically requires it.
LETTER PACKAGES (IMM 220): Letters and
merchandise, or just merchandise weighing 4 lbs. or
less. If airmail, refer to Section 145.3 of the IMM. Use
Figure 6-13. An example of a PS Form 8099.