How to Track International Registered Mail

by Diane Stevens; Updated September 26, 2017
Delivery

The United States Postal Service's registered mail option provides extra security for your item, from the time it is mailed until the time it is delivered. International registered mail with tracking is only available for First-Class mail packages being sent to an International destination -- packages up to four pounds in weight and up to $400 in value. When the item is mailed using postage purchased online, USPS issues a receipt that contains the tracking number. USPS also offers Priority Mail International options with tracking, for additional fees.

Tracking the Mail

At the USPS website, click on "Tracking." On the next page, enter the tracking number in the box labeled "Tracking (or receipt) number." The tracking number for registered mail will be in the format of 9208 8000 0000 0000 0000 00 or RA 000 000 000 US. Click on the word "Find." A chart will be displayed, showing the date, time and location each time the tracking number is scanned, plus the estimated date of delivery.

About the Author

Diane Stevens' professional experience started in 1970 with a computer programming position. Beginning in 1985, running her own business gave her extensive experience in personal and business finance. Her writing appears on Orbitz's Travel Blog and other websites. Stevens holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from the State University of New York at Albany.

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