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You MUST enter the correct weight [kg] and dimensions [cm]
Failure to do so will result in surcharges being applied to your card


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
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1kg World Express 5-7 business days *
£ 89.45

You’ve had a fantastic time in the UK, perhaps enjoying the grandeur of the Lake District, hitting the tourist trail in London or exploring the stately homes and ancient castles dotted around our fair island. Maybe it’s a flying visit, the last stop on a whistle-stop tour of Europe, or the chance to pop in on relatives and friends you haven’t seen for a while. Whether you’re a backpacking student traveller from Christchurch or a holidaying family, the chances are you’ve picked up a huge pile of souvenirs while on your travels. A trinket here, a gadget there, or even something a little bulkier, it all adds up and when you come to pack your case for the journey home you’ll have a lot more than you started out with. You’ve put on your biggest coat, crammed every pocket full and probably gone over your baggage allowance but still there are things you just can’t carry. That’s when you need to come to RapidParcel.com and organise a parcel delivery to Christchurch.

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Package delivery know-how that’s second to none

We’ve been doing this for years, so you can be confident that we will handle your package with care no matter what it contains. It could be a box full of assorted knick-knacks, a painting you picked up for a song or a piece of cooking equipment to let you recreate those holiday restaurant meals back home – whatever it is, we’ll know exactly how to handle your shipping to Christchurch so that it arrives in perfect condition.

In the last minute chaos of returning home, the last thing you need is to have to spend time finding a courier, haggling for a deal and filling in long, complicated forms detailing precisely what will be in your parcel. That’s why we take all the hard work off your hands. We’ve already selected the best couriers out there, people who’ll make sure your excess items are well looked after, and we’ve used our unique relationship with them to negotiate the kind of deals you won’t get anywhere else. What’s more, the process of booking your shipping to Christchurch has been designed to be simplicity itself to take up the very minimum amount of your valuable time.

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All you have to do to sort out your parcel delivery to Christchurch, Auckland, or to anywhere else across New Zealand for that matter, is read through our list of couriers and their services, then select the one which best suits your needs.

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