Several factors can impact the delivery time of an international package:
Shipping method: Different shipping methods offer different delivery speeds. Express shipping options can deliver packages within a few days, while standard or economy shipping methods might take weeks.
Distance and logistics: The farther the package has to travel, the longer the delivery time is likely to be. Additionally, the package's journey—whether it's going by air, sea, or land—can also affect the timeline.
Customs processing: Every package entering a new country must go through customs for inspection. The length of this process can vary, cannot be expedited, and can sometimes result in delays.
Local delivery: Once the package has cleared customs, it must be delivered locally to your address. The speed of this can depend on the efficiency of the local postal or courier service.
Estimating Delivery Times
While exact delivery times can be hard to predict due to the factors above, you can often get an estimated delivery date in the following ways:
At the time of purchase: Many online stores and sellers provide an estimated delivery date at checkout. This estimate usually takes into account the shipping method and expected customs processing time.
Shipping confirmation: When the seller ships your package, they'll often send a shipping confirmation with tracking information. This tracking information can provide an estimated delivery date.
Courier tracking tools: Passport's tracking page will allow you to track your shipments progress, see the estimated delivery date, and will inform you if there are any delays or issues encountered throughout its journey.NOTE: The delivery dates on the tracking page are an estimate based on the average delivery times to your destination country. Delivery dates are subject to change based on the factors mentioned above
The delivery time for an international package can vary greatly based on several factors. While exact delivery times can be hard to predict, understanding these factors and using tracking tools can help you get a good idea of when your package will arrive.
Please take a look at our Service Alerts page to see how transit times to your country may currently be affected.
Once your parcel has left the United States, please expect it to take roughly 10-14 business days to arrive in your country. This timeline should be reflected in the estimated delivery date on your tracking page.