Registered Mail is a specialty service offered by the United States Postal Service. Ideal for high-value shipments, this method provides maximum security. The service includes proof of mailing at time of mailing and the date and time of delivery. Packages can be insured for up to $50,000.
What can I ship by Registered Mail?
Commonly shipped items include those that UPS and FedEx will not insure, including:
- Nonnegotiable Instrument (registered bonds, warehouse receipts, checks, drafts, deeds, wills, abstracts, and similar documents)
- Registered Mail is also the only accepted method of shipment for cremated remains.
How does it work?
Upon acceptance at the Post Office, properly packaged shipments are round-stamped on all the seams of the box. Registered Mail provides end-to-end security in locked containers. Items are handled separately from all other mail and are kept in a secure area with restricted access. Custody records are maintained for the entire shipment time and delivery.
Preparing your box
There are specific steps to prepare a shipment.
- As part of the security steps, USPS employees are prohibited from helping prepare or seal packages.
- Packages must be sealed with mucilage or glue or with plain paper or cloth tape.
- Packages must be hand-delivered to a postal employee at a Post Office. Learn more in the USPS Domestic Mail Manual.
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