To send a post abroad by Indian Post, you will be required to fill out a customs declaration form and attach it at the back of the item being posted.

Sometimes, the post office may not have copies to be given to customers. Since, i regularly send posts abroad, i took a scan of the customs declaration form to avoid dependency on post office form availability.

You may find it useful too. Download the form here India Post - Customs Declaration.PDF

You will need to fill the below fields in the customs declaration form,
  • Name & Address of Sender
  • Itemised list of contents
  • Country of Origin
  • Net Weight of Goods
  • Value (If Known)
  • Date & Senders Signature

Its pretty simple to send posts abroad by India Post. Indian Postal Department rocks.

It only costs me 205 Rupees to send a 250 grams book by Registered Post (14 days delivery time) to any country abroad. EMS (Delivery in 5 days) will cost 500 rupees to 800 Rupees varying for each country

Any other courier service will cost me well over a 1000 Rupees. In-fact maybe 2000 Rupees.

Indian Postal Department Rocks !!!

Click Here to open a Trading Account with "Zerodha" through and get FREE Training on Futures and Options Trading Strategies.