After an article on how to send a package from Thailand to Russia, It is necessary to tell about sending letters, otherwise the information will not be complete. Since I am an SP, I sometimes have to send some pieces of paper to Russia (here it is a minus of entrepreneurship), so this wintering in Thailand I had to go to the post office a couple of times to send acts on the provision of services. I tell you what and how.
The content of the article
- 1 Mail in Thailand
- 2 How to send a letter from Thailand to Russia
- 2.1 Envelopes
- 2.2 Address Filling
- 2.3 How much is sending a letter
- 2.4 Letter Tracking
- 2.5 Delivery Times
Mail in Thailand
How to find a post office in your city / island what are the types of delivery, read in my article about the parcel. Thailand’s postal hours are about the same throughout country.
Inside, everything is civilized and there are waiting chairs
Thai mail time
How to send a letter from Thailand to Russia
Envelopes are purchased on site. Just come to the post office, look for eyes stall / window selling boxes for packages and envelopes, See what size you need and buy. As i need was sending a few sheets of plain paper then I folded them in half and they quietly climbed into the envelope A5. But there definitely is A4 envelopes. They cost 5-10 baht, that is, quite a bit.
It’s almost the same as ours. Only better to point the address is not only in English, but also in Russian, so that our it was easier for the postmen. Just duplicate everything in the free space. in Russian. Yes, that moment, the index field is for 5 characters, and we have 6 characters in Russia, so we just write next or in these 5 windows, do not be shy, it does not matter.
On the envelope indicate the address in two languages
How much is sending a letter
The cost of writing depends on its weight, so it will be weighed in front of by sending. The price can be found on the official website of the Thai mail here on this page. You will need to select a destination country and specify weight in grams. As a result, for small scales you fall out a list of options to choose from, do not worry. If you send the letter one-time, then simply choose Int’l for yourself Letter-Air, that is, the usual air mail.
The cost of sending a letter to Russia
I got 44 grams for 4 A4 sheets, which cost 45 baht with sending Int’l Letter-Air, that is, by plane. But that’s not all, in the check there was another incomprehensible amount of 65 baht. Only then i I figured out that there was so much tracking with the tracking number, which was also written in the check. Another time I said no tracking, and the letter came out cheaper, just without those 65 baht.
The most interesting is that nobody even asked me how I want send if I need tracking, so it makes sense understand before you come to the post office. Although, if you’re lucky, and they will speak English at a normal level, then they will everyone will tell. While I made a conclusion for myself that they would send without tracking, and then 100 baht per letter, somehow expensive, yes and still i’m not tracking anything.
If you want to save more (say, when the letters dozens of send), you can choose not air mail, and ground (Int’l Letter-Surf), it will be cheaper, but it will take longer.
As I wrote above, there is tracking for letters. If it you really need, just in case, tell it to you too did, although they seem to send letters by default.
First you need to track all mailings on the site. Thai mail here, and after a while on the site Russian mail here.
To find out your tracking number, you need to find on the mail check a set of numbers and letters, like RR067879484TH, and then enter it Online.
Check with the cost and tracking number
Path letters with dates on the Thai site
The way letters with dates on the Russian site
As you can see from the screenshots, my letter reached a total of as much as 25 days Of these, 3 days went on the way to Bangkok, (this must be taken into account, that all shipments go through it), from Bangkok to Moscow was going 5 days, and the main time was spent in Moscow – from the sorting center to the addressee as much as 9 days. I do not know what it is connected with, may with the coming New Year holidays. Since other letters I already sent without tracking, I can not say whether they reached faster. However, I think it’s usually quicker to reach, judging by that the parcel reached us in 18 days (not by air mail).
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