How to register a customs declaration for a parcel or a maxi letter?

If you want to send a parcel or a maxi letter to a non-EU country or autonomic regions within the EU, you will need to register a customs declaration for it. If you are sending goods to an exhibition or for warranty repair, for example, the postal consignment needs to be declared as a consignment for temporary export.




    Maxi letters with a value of up to €355 can be sent with the simplified form CN 22 of a customs declaration. In other cases, form CN 23 should be used.


    Irrespective of the contents of the parcel, formalize the form CN 23 and CP 71 address card for the parcel.

Sample showing how to fill out the CN 22 customs declaration
Sample showing how to fill out the CN 23 form
Sample showing how to fill out the CP71 address

The CN 22 and CN 23 forms and CP 71 address card are available at the post office. Make out the exact list of items contained in the parcel in English. In order to speed up the procedure for the customs declaration, you may also add to the parcel, in a plastic cover, a commercial invoice or a pro forma invoice of the items contained in the parcel.

Sample of pro forma invoice
European Union countries


When sending goods worth more than 1,000 euros or a shipment weighing more than 1,000 kilograms outside the European Union, it must be declared either at Omniva or at the Tax and Customs Board.

Omniva provides a declaration service to business customers under a existing Customs Agency service agreement. The customs agents can be contacted by email at [email protected].

The following documents are required for declaration by the Tax and Customs Board or Omniva:

  • an invoice or other document certifying the value and ownership of the goods;
  • in cases provided in legislation, a special permit.

Add the export customs declaration prepared in the Tax and Customs Board or Omniva with the customs form (CN22/CN23) to the shipment before handing it over to the post office.


Look for the locations of the customs offices


For some goods there are prohibitions or restrictions on export from Estonia. Look here for export restrictions applicable

Remember that Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein are not members of the EU. The same procedure that applies for sending parcels to non-EU countries needs to be followed for postal consignments to be sent to autonomic regions within the EU.

Autonomic regions within the EU

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