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Old Jul 17th 2016, 12:01 pm
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Hi,

I've got a very important letter to send to the UK which includes certificates and personal information.

Is it best posting from Spain "Signed for" or "Recorded Delivery"?

Unsure which might be best.

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Originally Posted by tebo53
Hi,

I've got a very important letter to send to the UK which includes certificates and personal information.

Is it best posting from Spain "Signed for" or "Recorded Delivery"?

Unsure which might be best.

Steve.
I tried to do both recently with our children's passports etc.

Went on correos website and found what I wanted - International, signed for and recorded delivery. Should take 1-3 days and would cost 6€ (ish).

Went to my local correos office and tried to send the letter. The answer was that they don't do what I wanted. In the end it went recorded delivery (trackable on Correos web page). Cost over 10€ and took &(!!!) days to get to Belfast.

I was very glad that it got there as my last letter was lost in transit - but why so different from their web site and why did it take so long? The return parcel from Belfast was sent via DHL and took just 2 days.

Maybe DHL is an option?
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When I renewed my passport recently I used "carta certificado" which seemed to work out well and cost 5.80 euros. DHL delivered my new passport but afterwards they contacted the passport office stating that the package had been stolen. Passport office contacted me offering to not charge me for a further renewal if I completed the normal forms and included two new photo´s. Needless to say there were a few e-mails going to an fro trying to sort out what had actually occurred and finally it was decided that DHL had in fact lost my old passport.

There is no "perfect" service, they all come with some sort of history which can be good or bad.

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Thanks for the replies Snikpoh and Rosemary,

I'll will just have to take the risk. The letter will contain original documents etc. Hay hoe, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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I use carta certificado all the time, and I must of sent 200+ items via it, including to the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and never had a thing go missing yet,
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Originally Posted by tebo53
Thanks for the replies Snikpoh and Rosemary,

I'll will just have to take the risk. The letter will contain original documents etc. Hay hoe, nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Steve
One thing that I would recommend is that you use one of the main post offices not a small one. This is due to the fact that many of the small ones are not computerised so the item is not logged into the system in the same way, this can cause delay but also loses.

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Klickhere Web Solutions it is the best way, goes straight into the UK postal system overnight, your mail flies out via Monarch on their gatwick flights and usually delivered with in 24 hours of arriving, for anything urgent use TNT is € 16,54 next day DHL is € 20,00
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Originally Posted by andyrich666
Klickhere Web Solutions it is the best way, goes straight into the UK postal system overnight, your mail flies out via Monarch on their gatwick flights and usually delivered with in 24 hours of arriving, for anything urgent use TNT is € 16,54 next day DHL is € 20,00
\Only any good if you live on the coast near one of their "mailpoints".
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\Only any good if you live on the coast near one of their "mailpoints".
Yes, but you can post to them to forward...but that adds to the cost..... I agree with you though, the service is only viable for them in the bulk of expat areas.

if anyone has any documents /packages they need to send to the UK with urgency (or not) but prefer not to use Correos.... I can assist with showing how you do it or do it on your behalf.
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Originally Posted by andyrich666
Klickhere Web Solutions it is the best way, goes straight into the UK postal system overnight, your mail flies out via Monarch on their gatwick flights and usually delivered with in 24 hours of arriving, for anything urgent use TNT is € 16,54 next day DHL is € 20,00
Thanks for the replies, I eventually sent it with correo using their carta certificarda service. I do have two more similar important letters to send so I will try the "easypost" as there is an office in Benidorm.

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