Send a letter.

When you send a registered letter, the US post office promises to secure your package from the point of departure to the delivery point.The package will be insured for up to $50,000 with some limitations.When you’re sending valuable contents by mail, it’s helpful to register a letter or package.

Step 1: Go to your local post office.

To find the locations of the branches nearest you, click here.Small branches can be found in office supply stores.The employees in those stores will be able to help.

Step 2: The public service table can be found.

There are many forms for the different mailing services offered by the USPS.If you need help finding the right form, you can ask the post office employee.PS 3806 can be downloaded directly from the USPS website if you want to skip the post office.

Step 3: The mail form needs to be filled out.

There are two types of mail: domestic and international.Before filling out the form, be sure to review it carefully.It is best to enter the line while filling out the form.You will have moved a lot by the time you finish.If there is a short line or no line, fill out the form at the table so you don’t have to hold up the line.

Step 4: Payment and the letter being mailed should be given to the post office employee at the counter.

The cost of sending mail has gone up in the past few years, but will likely be around $10.Cash, credit and debit cards, and checks are accepted at the post office.If the employee forgets to give you a receipt, don’t be shy to ask, it’s the whole reason you’re paying for this service!If the letter doesn’t reach its intended recipient, you cannot be held accountable.

Step 5: If you want to purchase insurance for the letter, you need to tell the employee at the counter.

Up to $25,000 in insurance is offered by the USPS for registered mail.If you want to purchase a lot of insurance, rates will be different.

Step 6: Authorization to print the appropriate labels off on your own printer can be obtained by visiting a post office branch.

To find the locations of the branches nearest you, click here.The form that requires official authorization for off-site printing is labeled label 200.Individuals who send a lot of mail can get this permission.Send it through the post office if it’s a one-time service for you.Permission is given for domestic mail.You can send international mail at the post office.

Step 7: You can fill out the form on your computer.

Since you won’t be there to answer questions when the postal worker enters information into their system, this will help reduce any problems with illegible handwriting.Before printing the form be sure to review it carefully.

Step 8: Print off the forms.

The filled-out PS form is labeled 200.Make sure the ink levels are healthy.The official label used by the Postal Service should be printed in black and white, so as to be nearly identical to PS Form 3806.A Smudge-proof Litho Label, 50-pound basis weight paper (17 inches 22 inches), with general-purpose, permanent-type, must be printed on label 200.The label should be printed on paper that sticks to the letter.Don’t tape the label to the package.

Step 9: The letter will be sent with the label 200.

It is important that it does not bend over the corners of the letter, as this will make it difficult to read the information on it.

Step 10: The letter and PS form must be delivered to the post office.

The employee at the counter should give the filled out PS Form 3806, along with payment and the letter being mailed, to them.Don’t forget to ask for the receipt of the transaction if the employee forgets to give it to you.

Step 11: If you want to purchase insurance for the letter, you should tell the employee at the counter.

Up to $25,000 in insurance is offered by the USPS for registered mail.If you want to purchase a lot of insurance, rates will be different.