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EMS – Express document

International service for shipping of documents with high priority of treatment, forwarding and delivery. It is considered as document any correspondence, message, text, information of personal or juridical nature without intrinsic commercial value, recorded in paper or magnetic, electromagnetic or optical means, except for computer programs (software). Examples: letters, magazines, newspapers, books. CD, cassette tape, video tape, DVD, besides other media used for communication are also considered documents, provided they are not characterized as commercial shipping.

Who can use: Natural persons (payment in cash) and juridical persons (payment in cash or to be invoiced). 


Delivery location: In residence or in postal unit, depending on the country of destination. Some countries do not carry out delivery of EMS objects in P.O. Box. .   

Delivery foreseen terms: Vary according to country of destination.

Why use this service

- Automatic registration; 
- Automatic free insurance;
- Possibility of object tracking; 
- Distribution network in over 130 countries;
- Delivery priority; 
- Standardized envelope, for free.

Cash: In all Correios post offices.

To be invoiced (juridical person): Contracts can be made in each state commercial managements.

Prices Check prices here.

How much: Learn prices here.

Weight limit: 30 kg 

Dimensions: Envelope: - Minimum: 9 cm x 14 cm; - Maximum: length shorter ore qual to 60 cm. 

Package and box: - Minimum: 9 cm x 14 cm; - Maximum: 150 cm (length + height + thickness). The largest dimension  (length or height or thickness  = 105 cm maximum).

Roll: - Minimum: 10 cm (length); Length plus two times diameter = 17 cm minimum. - Maximum: 200 cm (length). Length plus two times diameter = 104 cm maximum.

Recommendations and restrictions list

Packing: Every Express Document shall be packed and closed by sender in pack that resists to content weight, shape and nature, as well as to transportation conditions. The pack may be acquired in Correios, in other suppliers or fabricated by the client himself, provided that it satisfies recommended conditions:  envelopes, boxes, packages and rolls made out of paper, plastic, polystyrene, wood or metal, wrapped in flat and resistant paper.

To learn more

Optional services 
Return receipt: confirmation of delivery (according to the country of destination). - Tracking;


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