Registered Service is an optional service that requires signature on delivery.

This service is ideal for important items which require special handling and processing.

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The service comes with the following features:

Destination Over 200 destinations^
Item no. feature Start with the prefix R*
Estimated Delivery Time It will take 3 to 120 working days for surface mail items to reach recipients, subject to sailing availability, progress of customs clearance and security check, etc. Sundays and public holidays are excluded for the purpose of determining the date of posting or arrival in Hong Kong for all mail items and for performance measurement under the performance pledges.
Please see the information on "Postage Rates and Services - Section 8 : Estimated Delivery Time (POS 15 Supplement)" for the estimated delivery time to different destinations.
Mail tracking Track-and-trace information is available only for destinations where the local postal administration concerned provides the required tracking information.
Signature service Yes^
Certificate of Posting For posting registered items, use registration of barcode label and indicate it properly on the Certificate of Posting at the counter. For customer using EC-Ship Online Portal, download a Certificate of Posting from the platform within six months from the date of posting
Prohibited and Restricted Postal Items Please refer to the "Post Office Guide" for details of prohibited and restricted items for respective destinations. It is the sender's responsibility to enquire into the import and export regulations (e.g. prohibitions, restrictions including quarantine, pharmaceutical restrictions, etc.) and the documents required (e.g. commercial invoice, certificate of origin, health certificate, license, authorisation for goods subject to quarantine [plant, animal, food products, etc.]) in the destinations. If Hongkong Post finds that the mail items belong to prohibited items, the mail items will be returned to the sender and the paid postage fee will not be refunded. Under this situation, the sender must bear the responsibility for the losses incurred by non-compliance with relevant posting requirements.

Remark: The Certificate of Posting should be kept safety until confirmation of delivery. Regarding the delivery status, customer can lodge mail tracing enquiry to our Mail Tracing Hotline on 2921 2211 or complete the enquiry form (Pos28B) which is obtainable at Hongkong Post website or any post office.

In the case of damage or loss to a mail item, we will compensate you in accordance with the Universal Postal Convention and its Regulations. The maximum compensation amount is HK$320 plus the postage paid, with the exception of the registration charge. You may choose to purchase optional insurance for higher valued items.

Prior to mail posting, customers can click here to check for the “Service Information of Various Postal Administrations” of the Post Office Guide.

Mails should not bear a non-Hong Kong return address or enclose any mail sent on behalf of other senders.

^For certain destinations, service is currently suspended or will not provide written proof of delivery. For details, please refer to Hongkong Post ”What’s New” for notices of “Types of services currently available to various destinations“ and “Written proof of delivery will not be provided by certain destinations”.

Latest Dates of Posting for Forthcoming Surface Despatches


The postage rates is set by reference to the mail format classifications (i.e. Small Letters (P), Large Letters (G) and Packets (E)), weight and destination. A registration fee of $15.5 per item is charged and must be prepaid in addition to the postage.

Please press this to check for the postage rates for surface letter/packet.

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Size and Weight LimitsOpen/collapse

Small Letter (P)

Large Letter (G)

Packet (E)

Frequently Asked QuestionsOpen/collapse

  1. Which types of articles must be registered?
  2. How can I trace the item status?
  3. Is there any requirement on customs declaration?
  4. What is the compensation arrangement?
  5. How to lodge enquiry?
  6. How long is the enquiry period?