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Registered letters

REGISTERED LETTERS

Registered letters need to be mailed at a post office to insure proper procedure.

MAILING

Registered letters cannot be mailed in mail boxes and should always be mailed at a post office.

If a registered letter is deposited into a mail box, proper handling and tracking cannot be guaranteed. The rate for registered letters comprises of postage rate and registration rate.

 

WHAT CAN I SEND?

Maximum size: length + width + depth = 900 mm, with maximum length <600 mm. Minimum size: 90 x 140 mm.
Weight categories: 0 - 50 g, 51 - 100 g, 101 - 250 g, 251 - 500 g, 501 - 1.000 g, 1.001 - 1.500 g, 1.501 - 2.000 g.

 

DELIVERY

DELIVERY AT A POST OFFICE

Registered letter collected at the post office are delivered to the addressee only, who has to show a proof of identity with a photo, or to anyone with a signed power of attorney to collect the registered letter on the addressee's behalf. Any person with a power of attorney must show a proof of identity with a photo. Parents of children under 18 years of age have an automatic power of attorney on behalf of their children. Registered letters collected at the post office have a red barcode label. Registered letters from abroad are delivered at a post office. 

 

DELIVERY AT ADDRESS

Registered letter delivered at address can be delivered to anyone present at the address. Registered letters delivered at address have a yellow barcode label.

 

TO ADDRESSEE ONLY

Registered letter delivered to the addressee only, is delivered to the addressee who has to show a proof of identity with a photo, or to anyone with a signed power of attorney to receive the registered letter on the addressee's behalf. Any person with a power of attorney must show a proof of identity with photo. Parents of children under 18 years of age have an automatic power of attorney on behalf of their children.
Delivery of international registered letters is always to the addressee only or to anyone with a power of attorney to receive the registered letter on the addressee's behalf. Registered letters delivered to the addressee only have a blue barcode label.

FROM ABROAD

Registered letters from abroad are delivered at a post office.

 

NICE TO KNOW

Registered letters can weigh up to 2 kg. Registered letters are trackable and a compensation is payable in case of loss (3.500 ISK). When sending valuables it is recommended to buy a specific insurance for the value of the content. It is not permitted to send money in registered letters.

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