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Postal Services Guide



Section 4 :  Country-specific Requirements

Countries starting with V


VANUATU (Republic of)
(formerly New Hebrides) (Including Banks and Torres Islands).

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers.  (3) Small packets. (4) Registration. (5) Blind literature.
Customs Declarations Value up to $700 - Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 - Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.
Prohibitions1 Plants; playing cards.
Customs Duty Printed matter, especially books, is liable to Customs duty but newspapers and periodicals are exempted.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; candles; playing cards; saccharin; tobacco essence.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of cut flowers; eggs of game birds during close season; fish and games; fresh fruit; fresh vegetables and potatoes, including seed potatoes; Gramophone records; liqueurs and spirits, except gin and whisky of British origin; preserved fish; plums and vegetables; living plants; roots and bulbs; shrubs. The importation of certain other goods is subject to the production of an import licence and such goods should not be despatched until the necessary licence has been obtained by the addressee.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

VATICAN CITY STATE

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers. (3) Small packets. (4) Registration. (5) Blind literature.
Customs Declarations and Languages Value up to $700 - Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 - Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.

Italian or French as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Bank-notes, coin, gold, jewellery, platinum, precious stones, silver; mechanical lighters; perfumes; pharmaceutical preparations; photographic apparatus and films; playing cards; saccharine; tea; tobacco; charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted).
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.

Each declaration, for a gift parcel as well as the parcel itself, must be marked "Gift Parcel".
Prohibitions1 Letters, except those exchanged between the sender and the addressee of the parcel or persons residing with them; charged butane gas lighters and refills (uncharged lighters are admitted).
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

VENEZUELA

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Printed papers. (2) Registration. (3) Small packets. (4) Blind literature.
Customs Declarations and Languages

Value up to $700 - Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 - Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.

Printed matter liable to Customs duty may be sent by printed papers post, provided that each packet bears a Green Label (CN 22) and that a Customs declaration is made out in quadruplicate for each packet or batch of packets not exceeding 10 for same addressee. One copy of the Customs declaration must be enclosed with the printed matter, the others sent respectively to the Customs authorities at the port of entry, to the Director General of Posts Caracas, and to the "Sala de Examen de la Contaduria General de Hacienda", Caracas.

The Customs declarations should be made out in French or Spanish as well as English.
Prohibitions1 Pension cheques, credit cards, bank-notes, currency notes and documents payable to bearer, coin, gold, jewellery, platinum, precious stones and silver; saccharin; all dutiable articles which, if found, are confiscated (except printed matter, see above; samples without value and which should not bear a Green Label (CN22), and sample tubes of serum having commercial value sent in the general interest by laboratories or institutions officially recognised and to which a Green Label CN22) should be affixed). Ordinary and registered letters containing articles subject to Customs duty.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of - Plants and parts of plants and products from plants such as wheaten flour, except when preserved in tins or previously cooked. The following articles are subject to import licence and packets containing them should not be despatched until the necessary licence has been obtained by the addressee: foodstuffs; white paper for printing.
Address Correspondence should include a Post Office Box or Private Bag number in the address as there is no delivery.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.

Declarations should show the nature of contents in accordance with the classification of the Venezuelan Customs Tariff.
Prohibitions1 Letters; cigarette papers; copper, nickel and silver coins, except for the Government; saccharin. Pension cheques, credit cards, bank notes, coins, bearer bonds, jewels and other valuables.
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of patent medicines; plants and parts of plants and products from plants, such as wheaten flour, except when preserved in tins or previously cooked. The following articles are subject to import licence and parcels containing them should not be despatched until the necessary licence has been obtained by the addressee: cotton-piece-goods, foodstuffs, foot-wear, white paper for printing and wool piece-goods.
Import Licences Import licences are required for certain classes of goods; licences, obtainable from the Imports Controller, Bank of Tanzania, P.O. Box 2939, Dar-es-Salaam, are required for goods imported by traders for resale. Senders must confirm before posting a parcel that an import licence, when it is necessary, has been obtained by the addressee.
Gift Parcel Gifts are subject to normal Customs duties with an addition of 2 percent of the value of the parcels
Packing

Parcel must be strongly packed, and those containing gold, silver, or other precious articles should bear on the cover the words "Objectos Preciosos" (precious articles) written in letters not less than 1 cm in height.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

VIETNAM (Socialist Republic of)

LETTER POST
Supplementary Services Available (1) Dutiable goods admitted in the letter post. (2) Printed papers. (3) Small packets. (4) Registration. (5) Blind literature.
Customs Declarations and Languages Value up to $700 - Green Label (CN22);

Value over $700 - Parcel Despatch Note in addition to upper part of Green Label.

French or English.
Prohibitions1 Invisible ink, codes, cyphers, symbols or other types of secret correspondence, shorthand notes; chicken and duck eggs (fresh or salted); onions; dried garlic, fresh and dried vegetables, including bamboo shoots and mushrooms of all kinds, watermelon seeds, ground nuts, hazel nuts, sesame, tubers, tomato, salted apricots, oranges, lemon vinegar, sugar cane molasses, golden syrup, honey and bees, pure or mixed coffee; betel nuts, cinnamon of all kinds, straw and grass for stuffing; dye tubers, brooms of all kinds; bamboo, rattan; beeswax; seeds for dyeing; plant fibres; cotton and coverlets; radio transmitters and receiver and radio set accessories of any kind; unused postage stamps. Products made from non-Vietnamese tobacco; used clothing; blankets, mosquito nets and shoes, sealed tinned foodstuffs. Coins, bank-notes, currency or securities of any kind payable to bearer, travellers' cheques, platinum, gold or silver whether manufactured or not, precious stones, jewels or valuable articles. Firearms, ammunitions and accessories. Alcohol. Mobile phones. Cosmetic products (with the exception of those with HS codes 3306 and 3307).
Restrictions1 Restrictions apply to the importation of tea (restricted to 500 g); cooked fat, dried and salted meat, dried fish and cuttlefish (restricted to 1.000 g each). Used bed linen accompanied by a disinfection certificate duly attested by the Health Authorities of the country of origin. Various plants and plant products liable to carry parasitic diseases; postage stamps sent to book and newspaper import and export bodies or other competent bodies; all kinds of children's toys subject to the authorisation of the Ministry of Culture of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Merchandise of commercial value sent for trade.
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Parcel Despatch Note.
Prohibitions1 Same as for LETTER POST.
Restrictions1 Same as for LETTER POST.
1 Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.


 

VIRGIN ISLANDS, BRITISH  - See TORTOLA


 

VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE U.S.A.
(St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas)

LETTER POST
General Conditions Same as PUERTO RICO
PARCEL POST
Supplementary Services Available None.
Customs Declarations Same as U.S.A.
Senders should determine import restrictions/prohibitions of destination country before posting.