Documents to be sent to a specific person or a specific address to convey a message.
Weight limit: Each piece must not exceed 20 kg.
The length, width and thickness shall not exceed 60cm individually and combined shall not exceed 90cm. For cylinders, its length shall be twice the diameter and in combination shall not exceed 104cm. The largest side shall not exceed 90cm.
Shall not be less than 14x9cm. For cylinders, its length shall be twice the diameter and in combination shall not exceed 17cm. The largest side shall not be less than 10cm.
Postcard: a document containing messages on a single sheet of paper made per the quality and specifications designated by this Company, which is posted for delivery without an envelope.
There are two types of postcards issued by the post office, horizontal-type and vertical-type, but only the horizontal-type can be used to send overseas.
The largest is14.8x10.5cm and the smallest is 14x9cm.
Except for postcards issued by the post office, any person may print postcards on white paper of at least 180 grams per square meter and not more than 250 grams per square meter per the prescribed paper quality and size, provided that the word "POST" and the meter stamp or similar patterns are not printed. If the paper quality and size of the self-made postcards do not meet the regulations, the postcards shall be charged as letters, with postage.
Domestic periodicals that meet the requirements of the following paragraphs may apply to the post office for registration and be sent as newsprint or magazines after approval.
A publication whose purpose is to report or comment on political, economic, scientific, cultural, or other matters of public interest.
An official gazette issued by the government or public body or a publication promoting a government policy.
Newsprint: The publication is issued daily or at intervals of less than 6 days.
Magazines: The publication period is more than 7 days and less than 3 months, and is issued regularly.
If the Company determines that the advertisement or promotional material is commercial in nature or issued by a company or firm to promote its own business or a specific individual, and the length of the advertisement or promotional material exceeds 50% of the total length, it shall not be posted as newsprint or magazine for delivery.
Each mailpiece shall not exceed 2kg.
Same requirements as for letters.
Books refer to newsprint, magazines, catalogs, in addition to bound book volumes, with the usual book appearance (such as the upper and lower cover using harder paper), printed author, publication date, and so forth.
A catalog is a document that contains more than 50% of photos or pictures of products or services, whose prices, functions, specifications and usage are printed in the form of text.
Weight limit: Each mailpiece shall not exceed 2kg.
Dimensions limit: Same requirements as for letters.
When the sender posts the printed matter, catalog, or mail for delivery, the sender shall provide a sample of the catalog for the receiving post office to keep for inspection if it meets the "Standard preferential rates for bulk printed matter, catalog and mail".
Literature for the blind is documents for the blind typed in Braille and marked "Literature for the Blind" on the cover when they are mailed. Audiotapes, sound recordings, recording lines, and special papers for the blind should be regarded as documents for the blind if sent from or delivered to a registered school for the blind.
If a floppy disk, optical disk, or electronic storage device is sent from or to a registered school for the blind, it may be sent as a document for the blind for a fee.
When posting literature for the blind for delivery, the words "Literature for the Blind" shall be marked on the cover; for those sending abroad, the same words should be marked in French or English (see Exhibit II), which are commonly used in international postal services.
Literature for the blind is exempted from surface ordinary postage; for those who send them by airmail, the airmail charge is payable domestically and the newsprint airmail charge is payable internationally. For special handlings such as prompt delivery or registered mail, the relevant special handling fee shall be paid. Weight limit: Each mailpiece shall not exceed 7 kg, and for the dimensions limit the same requirements apply as for letters.
A document that is sent without a cover by folding and gluing the whole sheet of paper according to the size and specifications designated by this Company and printed with a message. If a meter stamp is printed on the cover of the letter, it is an exclusive aerogramme issued by the Company.
If any attachment is enclosed in the domestic aerogramme, the word "aerogramme" should be crossed out and sent as a letter.
If an international aerogramme is returned to the sender, to cover the cost of the postage, the word "aerogramme" and its synonymous international postal characters may be crossed out and sent as an airmail letter instead. If it is not possible to return the letter, the word "aerogramme" and its synonymous international postal characters shall be crossed out and the letter shall be sent by surface mail instead. If it is not possible to send by surface mail, the letter shall be sent by postage due mail instead.
The paper quality, size, specifications, and other related matters, such as the additional printing of characters and numbers, shall be determined separately by the Company.
Types: There are 2 types of aerogrammes, domestic and international aerogrammes.
Definition of domestic and international airmail aerogrammes printed by the private sector:
Upon application to Chunghwa Post Co., Ltd. and per the prescribed paper size and specifications, a non-meter stamp is printed on the inside for writing correspondence and a license number is marked on the back in a designated position for personal use or sale.
When unfolded, the width is 215 mm and the length is 284 mm (including the sealing part); after folding, the maximum shall not be larger than 110 mm by 220 mm and the minimum shall not be smaller than 90 mm by 140 mm, with an allowable difference of 2 mm, and the length shall be at least 1.4 times of the width.
Light-colored wood-free paper for domestic aerogramme, 100 grams per square meter. For international aerogramme, 84 grams per square meter of light blue paper.
When inserting any attachment to an aerogramme, the word "aerogramme" should be crossed out and sent as a letter instead. Domestic aerogrammes without the correct postal code shall be charged as letters with postage.
All types of mail shall not be bound with staples or security buttons. Except for postcards, printed matter made of cardboard and rolls, all other mail should be enclosed and sealed for delivery otherwise, they cannot be sorted by machine and can only be processed manually and delivered later.
For all kinds of letter-post items, except letters and postcards, the cover of the mail should indicate the type of the relevant mailpiece. For mixed mail, the word "Mixed Mail for Delivery" shall be marked on the cover for identification. If necessary, the postal service personnel may, with the consent of the sender or the recipient, open and inspect the contents to check whether they are consistent with the postage paid. If the sender or the recipient does not agree to open the mail, Chunghwa Post may refuse to accept or deliver the item.
Several items that are not packaged or sealed as one piece shall not be posted for delivery.