Bulk Air Mail service is your best option when you need to post large quantities of mail to overseas destinations. Our attractive rates substantially reduce your postage costs while our efficient service ensures prompt delivery.

The Bulk Air Mail service is available to close to 200 destinations with a simple kilo rate structure. The posting requirement is at least 7 kg to the same destination for each mail bag in the same posting. You will be required to pre-sort your mail by destination or Office of Exchange, if applicable.

Value-Added Tracking Feature

You can select a free value-added tracking feature for your mail bags and mail items. This tracking feature provides two tracking information including “date of posting” and “date of departure” on bag level. Senders can check these two tracking data on EC-Ship online portal upon acceptance.

If the sender uses the Electronic Customs Item Number to nest with the bag number on the EC-Ship online portal, the sender can also check the above two tracking data with the Electronic Customs Item Number on the Hongkong Post website.

The Bulk Air Mail Service with “Value-Added Tracking Feature” is ordinary airmail in nature. It does not provide service features of mail tracing enquiry, acknowledge of receipt and compensation, which are applicable to iMail or registered airmail service in letter post mail.

Posting Terms and ConditionsOpen/collapse

Minimum Bag Weight

7kg per bag which contains mail items sent to the same destination or Office of Exchange in the same posting.

We will accept mail bags with weight below 7 kg but the postage will be levied as if the bag had a weight of 7 kg

Maximum Bag Weight Each bag: 30 kg
Maximum Item Weight Each item: 2 kg
Posting Method

Permit Mailing

A Permit Number shall appear on the top right-hand corner of the envelope. The impression (40mm wide by 20mm high) is shown below.

Permit Mailing impression

Please apply to the Postmaster General (Financial Services Division, Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Hong Kong) for the permit mail service beforehand. Please click here to obtain the application forms for Bulk Air Mail service.

Customers should prepare “Bulk Postage Statement” on EC-Ship Online Portal before posting.

Permit mailing account on the posting statement and imprinted on mail items are used for identification as the same posting. For example, mail items sent in different consignments bearing the same permit mailing account will be counted as the same posting.

Payment Method

Permit Deposit Account, Cash, EPS or cheques (by prior arrangement with Financial Services Division)

For payment by Permit Deposit Account, customers should maintain sufficient deposit for immediate postage settlement upon posting.

Mail Segregation

Customers are required to segregate mail items by destination per bag; some destinations require mail segregation by Office of Exchange.

Customers are required to segregate mail items sent to India according to city (Office of Exchange). Please click here to see the details.

Individual Mail Item
  • The cover of individual items should bear
    • the full address of the recipient, including post codes (if applicable).
    • an airmail label or airmail indication.
  • Mail should not bear a non-Hong Kong return address or enclose mail sent on behalf of other senders in Hong Kong.
Bag Label

Upon posting, each mail bag has to be affixed with an individual bag label. Each bag label (Pos 4N13) must contain the following information:

  1. posting date;
  2. reference number of mail bag;
  3. total weight of mail bag;
  4. destination or Office of Exchange;
  5. affix 9 digit barcode label applicable to “Mail Bag Tracking Feature”;
  6. total number of mail items in each bag

Bag Label

Checking before Acceptance

Mail bag are subject to checking by Hongkong Post staff before acceptance. Mail bags not complying with BAM service posting Terms & Conditions would be returned to senders.

  1. Bag Weight
    • The postage payable will be final subject to actual bag weight shown on the electronic scale of Hongkong Post, destination of the mail bag and the prevailing postage rates.
  2. Destinations/Office of Exchange Segregation
    • Mail bags will be returned to customers if mail items are not properly and separately bagged-off according to destinations / Office of Exchange if applicable.
Bulk Charge
(Effective from 1 January 2020)
Should the destination postal administration claims Hongkong Post bulk mail charge on any BAM posting made, Hongkong Post reserves the right to recover the charges so incurred from the senders. The bulk charge to be applied is the higher rates of Bulk Lightweight Mail items in E format as compared to BAM rates.

Delivery Standard

Charges Open/collapse

With effect from 1 February 2020, BAM service will cover 104 more destinations (indicated by *). Together with the current coverage, BAM will cover close to 200 destinations around the world. Due to the substantial increase on delivery charges levied by overseas postal administration, we have no other option but to increase our BAM postage. The postage adjustment also reflects the increase in air conveyance cost and operating cost.

In order to help customers in alleviating the rather substantial postage changes, a 10% discount (on kilo rate) will be provided to eligible customers. The requirements are, as follows:

  1. Minimum posting threshold of 200 bags per daily posting# of Bulk Air Mail service; and
  2. Permit deposit account is used to postage settlement.
Code Destination Postage Rates
(HK $/kg)
AF* Afghanistan 145
AL* Albania 130
DZ* Algeria 135
AS* American Samoa 150
AD* Andorra 170
AO* Angola 145
AI* Anguilla 170
AG* Antigua and Barbuda 230
AR Argentina 155
AM Armenia 165
AW Aruba 175
AZ Azerbaijan 135
XH* Azores 95
BS* Bahamas 230
BH Bahrain 130
XJ* Baleares Islands 140
BD Bangladesh 120
BB* Barbados 130
BY Belarus 170
BZ* Belize 175
BJ* Benin 115
BM* Bermuda 155
BT* Bhutan 100
BO Bolivia 135
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina 145
BW* Botswana 125
BR Brazil 150
BN* Brunei Darussalam 130
BG Bulgaria 145
BF* Burkina Faso 180
BI Burundi 95
KH Cambodia 120
CM* Cameroon 215
XA* Canary Islands 140
CV* Cape Verde 135
XK* Caroline Islands 145
KY* Cayman Islands 190
CF* Central African Rep. 180
TD* Chad 180
CO Colombia 180
KM* Comoros 125
CG Congo (Rep.) 190
XF* Corsica 130
CR* Costa Rica 170
CI* Cote D'ivoire 145
HR Croatia 155
CU* Cuba 175
CY Cyprus 155
CZ Czech Rep. 145
CD* Democratic Republic of The Congo 135
DJ Djibouti 170
DM* Dominica 180
DO Dominican Republic 180
EC Ecuador 175
EG Egypt 140
SV* El Salvador 145
GQ* Equatorial Guinea 170
EE Estonia 175
ET Ethiopia 140
FK* Falkland Islands (Malvinas) 275
FJ Fiji 190
FI Finland 155
GF* French Guiana 170
PF French Polynesia 180
GA* Gabon 205
GM* Gambia 170
GE* Georgia 140
GH Ghana 190
GI* Gibraltar 140
GR Greece 150
GD* Grenada 230
GP* Guadeloupe 170
GU* Guam 115
GN* Guinea 180
GW* Guinea-Bissau 160
GY* Guyana 170
HT* Haiti 130
VA* Holy See (Vatican City State) 150
HN* Honduras 175
HU Hungary 150
IS Iceland 170
IN India^ 120
ID Indonesia 110
IR Iran 140
IQ* Iraq 140
IE Ireland 155
JM* Jamaica 170
JO Jordan 135
KZ Kazakhstan 165
KE Kenya 135
KI* Kiribati 120
KP* Korea (North) 85
KR Korea, South 105
KW Kuwait 135
KG* Kyrgyzstan 115
LA* Lao People's Democratic Republic 110
LV Latvia 165
LB Lebanon 155
LS* Lesotho 125
LI* Liechtenstein 200
LT Lithuania 155
LU Luxembourg 150
MG Madagascar 175
XI* Madeira 135
MW* Malawi 125
MY Malaysia 105
MV Maldives 115
ML Mali 210
MT Malta 150
MP* Mariana Islands 115
MQ* Martinique 170
MR* Mauritania 180
MU Mauritius 180
MX Mexico 155
MD Moldova 160
MC* Monaco 90
MN* Mongolia 85
ME Montenegro 170
MS* Montserrat 170
MA Morocco 150
MZ Mozambique 150
MM Myanmar 110
NA* Namibia 125
NR* Nauru 185
NP Nepal 120
AN Netherlands Antilles 175
NC* New Caledonia 125
CK* New Zealand Islands Territories (Cook Islands) 115
NI* Nicaragua 175
NE* Niger 115
NG Nigeria 135
MK North Macedonia 185
OM Oman 135
PK Pakistan 130
PA Panama 160
PG Papua New Guinea 165
PY* Paraguay 130
PE Peru 145
PH Philippines 105
PT* Portugal 160
PR* Puerto Rico 130
QA Qatar 155
RE Reunion 140
RO Romania 165
RW* Rwanda 115
KN* Saint Kitts and Nevis 130
LC* Saint Lucia 170
PM* Saint Pierre and Miquelon 120
VC* Saint Vincent and The Grenadines 170
SM* San Marino 145
ST* Sao Tome and Principe 160
SA Saudi Arabia 150
SN* Senegal 145
RS Serbia 135
SC Seychelles 135
SL Sierra Leone 60
SK Slovakia 140
SI Slovenia 160
SB* Solomon Islands 150
ZA South Africa 130
XG* Spanish Territories of North Africa 140
LK Sri Lanka 120
SD Sudan 70
SR Suriname 205
SJ* Svalbard and Jan Mayen Island 135
SZ* Swaziland 130
SE* Sweden 155
TW Taiwan 95
TJ* Tajikistan 75
TZ Tanzania (United Rep.) 95
TH Thailand 105
GS* The Territory of South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands 275
TP* Timor-leste (Dem. Rep.) 150
TG Togo 150
TO* Tonga 150
TT* Trinidad and Tobago 160
TN* Tunisia 135
TR Turkey 145
TM* Turkmenistan 75
TC* Turks and Caicos Islands 230
TV* Tuvalu 150
UG* Uganda 115
UA Ukraine 155
AE United Arab Emirates 130
UY* Uruguay 205
UZ* Uzbekistan 140
VU* Vanuatu 150
VE Venezuela (Bolivarian Rep.) 185
VN Viet Nam 110
VG* Virgin Islands, Britsh 170
WS* Western Samoa 150
ZM Zambia 140
ZW* Zimbabwe 125

*New destination covered
^Customers are required to segregate mail items sent to India according to city (Office of Exchange) per bag. The minimum weight requirement of each bag is 7 kg.
# With 2 months' advance notice, posting threshold may be adjusted

The postage rates listed above cannot be applied to if the following conditions are met. The postage rates of bulk posting of lightweight mail items (air) should then be applied.

  1. Bulk posting of lightweight items not exceeding 150g sent to Croatia, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, or Viet Nam; AND
  2. Posting of 1,500 items or more per day, or 5,000 items or more over a 2-week period to addressees in the same destination by a single mailer.

How to use the serviceOpen/collapse

1. Apply to the Postmaster General (Financial Services Division, Hongkong Post Headquarters, 2 Connaught Place, Hong Kong) for the permit mail service beforehand.
2. Prepare the bulk posting statement on the “EC-Ship” online portal (ec-ship.hongkongpost.hk).
3. Collect postal stationery, i.e. mail bags and bag labels from the bulk acceptance offices to prepare mail for posting. Prior to selecting the free value-added “Mail Bag Tracking Feature”, senders should affix a 9 digit barcode label, which is available at bulk acceptance offices, onto the mail bag label (Pos 4N13) properly and input the barcode numbers into the EC-Ship Bulk Posting Statement. Alternatively, senders can generate mail bag label (Pos 4N13), which include the 9 digit barcode, via EC-Ship online portal.
4. Post your mail at a designated bulk acceptance office.
5. Make payment either through a Hongkong Post deposit account or in cash, EPS or cheques (by prior arrangement with Financial Services Division, Hongkong Post) at the time of posting.
6. A transaction summary receipt will be given to you after posting.

Where to post the itemsOpen/collapse

Please click here to see the list of bulk acceptance offices and their acceptance hours.

Frequently Asked QuestionsOpen/collapse

  1. Can I pay the fee to exempt from items sortation?