Standard envelopes when sending letters in Brazil are rectangular. Different shapes may cost more to send. A standard envelope should not exceed 5mm in thickness and should be sealed without the use of staples or clips.
It is recommended to address letters and parcels in blue or black ink and in capital letters with the following information:
If the address is for an apartment or an office the second line will look like this:
The 3° indicates that the apartment or office is on the third floor of number 850 Rua Afonso Camargo, and that it is on the right (Dir, or D, is short for direita). If the apartment or office is on the left, write Esq, or E (short for esquerda).
The sender’s address should be included on the back of the envelope or parcel in the centre. The recipient’s address must be written on the front in the centre of the envelope. The stamp is placed in the front top right hand corner.
Postage options and delivery times
Regular and priority mail letters can be sent using postage-paid envelopes, stamps or franking machines located within Post Offices.
Domestic postage-paid envelopes are available for:
Regular mail: Domestic delivery estimated at between one and three days.
SEDEX 10: This is an Express service for documents and parcels with guaranteed registered delivery up to 10:00 the morning following the day of posting (from Monday to Saturday). Express mail can be tracked online: select Objetos Nacionais.
SEDEX HOJE: Same day recorded mail delivery service to some main Brazilian cities. Parcels can be declared up to a value of R$10,000 and can be tracked online: select Objetos Nacionais.
SEDEX MUNDI is the international registered mail service. Delivery time to Europe is from four to six days. Objects can be tracked online
The maximum weight limit for SEDEX HOJE is 10 Kg and dimensions must not exceed:
The maximum weight limit for SEDEX MUNDI is 5 Kg and must not exceed: