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When sending Personal Effects, the owner of the goods must complete an Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration NZCS218 and provide copy of their passport and relevant visa to customs. Clearance delays up to 48 hours can occur. There will be a clearance fee of USD20.00, admin fee NZD150.00 plus GST (15%) payable prior to clearance.

Before sending your parcel to New Zealand, please make sure that none of the items in your parcels contravene the restrictions imposed by customs at destination.

Customs website: http://www.customs.govt.nz/

Download a customs form by clicking the link below:

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to New Zealand, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to New Zealand is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to New Zealand, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 02/01/2024 - New year's day holiday
  • 06/02/2024 - Waitangi day
  • 15/02/2024 - National lamb day
  • 25/04/2024 - Anzac day
  • 02/11/2024 - Day of the dead
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2024 - Boxing day


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for New Zealand Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 5-7 business days *
£ 89.45

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