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Send a parcel to USA

If you’re looking for an affordable and reliable delivery service when sending a parcel to the USA, look no further. Do you know what items you can (or can’t) send to America? Take a look at this guide for all the info you’ll need to get a package posted successfully, quickly and cheaply with DHL Parcel UK.

To all cities including; New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Philadephia, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco and more...

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2022 US Federal National Holidays



Friday 1 January

New Year’s Day

Monday 17 January

Martin Luther King Day

Monday 21 February

Presidents' Day

Monday 30 May

Memorial Day

Monday 4 July

Independence Day

Monday 5 September

Labour Day

Monday 10 October

Columbus Day

Friday 11 November

Veterans Day

Thursday 24 November

Thanksgiving Day

Monday 26 December

Christmas Day Holiday

Monday 2 January

New Years Day Holiday

*Public holidays in the USA may affect our estimated transit times.

Please note when posting a parcel to the USA – federal and state holidays in 2021 which may affect delivery times to USA: Jan 1, 18 / Feb 15 / May 31 / Jul 4 / Sep 6 / Oct 11 / Nov 11,25 / Dec 24,31

Send a Cheap Parcel to USA

Our 2-3 days* Worldwide Air service offers incredible value for money which you will find hard to beat elsewhere. We offer you budget-friendly prices and a super-fast service to the USA. Postage to the States starts from just £35.58* if you drop off at one of our 50+ DHL Parcel UK depots or from £37.03* if you want us to collect your parcel directly from your door.

Weight of parcel being delivered to United States of America Worldwide Air Prices
1kg £38.45* Book
5kg £61.18* Book
10kg £89.87* Book
25kg £180.48* Book
*Prices quoted in the table above are based on 10 x 10 x 10cm dimensions and all pricing quoted in this article is based on a Depot Drop off and Worldwide Air delivery from mainland UK to the state of New York, USA, with £50 contents cover included. Prices outside of the state of New York may incur additional fees.

How long will it take to deliver

We offer door to door delivery from the UK when sending a parcel to the USA. After you have placed your order with us and selected what day you want us to collect your parcel, we’ll send you a one hour collection window so you don’t have to wait in all day, or you can leave your parcel in a designated safe place for one of our drivers to collect. That very day your parcel will be returned to its local depot and sorted. From there it will travel overnight to one of our distribution centres and begin its speedy journey by air to the United States.

You can expect delivery to your US destination within 2-3 days after collection.

Do I need to deal with United States customs?

For any parcel to be delivered outside of the UK, you’ll need to fill out a customs form. This tells the Customs Agents about the contents of your package so they can process it properly and speedily.

To avoid any delays your parcel must be accompanied with the correct customs documents. Conveniently, during the booking process, these forms will be auto filled in and emailed to you, along with your labels once you have completed booking your parcel. This may sound complicated, but we’ll help automatically generate these documents for you from the information you provide on the booking form. You’ll just need to print and sign them, place them in an envelope marked ‘customs documents’ and attach them securely to the outside of the package.

It’s also worth knowing that US customs may apply additional duty or tax to your shipment and these charges will be applied to the recipient of the parcel. As these charges are applied at point of entry to the USA we cannot include these charges in our prices.

HM Revenue & Customs has more information on tax and customs considerations for the USA.

What items can't I send to the USA?

The US is fairly open when it comes to trade policies, but there are few important factors to note when sending a parcel to USA.

Please refer to our prohibited items list to see which items are permissible to send to the USA. Military and biological shipments must have licensing from the proper US agency in order to be imported legally.

It’s also important to note that the USA will not do business with the following countries; Iran, Libya, Iraq, Cuba, North Korea, Syria and Sudan. Whilst it’s usually ok to ship parcels from the UK, if the products have originated from these countries it may cause issues.



Illegal and dangerous


Food products (prepared)

Flammable fuels and liquids

Game and Hunting Trophies

Fruit and vegetables



Dairy products


Textiles and clothing

Meat products


Plants and seeds

*Please be aware that we also have our own prohibited items list, in addition to country-specific restrictions.


We’ll transport parcels from 0.5kg to 25kg in weight and max dimensions of 80 x 80 x 80. So, if you’re sending a small parcel to the USA or a large and heavy parcel, regardless of the size, care and thought is needed when packing your parcel for delivery to the States as it will be handled multiple times in various locations while in transit. Individual wrapping, use of bubble wrap and a sturdy outer container sealed with strong tape will help to keep your parcel secure.

We also recommend you consider the climate in the US, when packaging your parcel contents. Your items may be sensitive to temperature; as the US can be extremely hot during the summer and very cold during the winter.

When labelling your parcel, you should clearly state the delivery address. Failing to do so could cause inefficiencies during delivery. For the USA, you’ll need to include a ZIP code – a nine digit number, which is the equivalent of a postcode. See our handy International packaging guide for more packaging hints and tips.

The benefits

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Many ways to save

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How safe will my parcel be?

When you send a parcel with us, we’ll obtain proof of delivery and keep you fully updated with our online tracking and trace tool. We provide a £50 contents cover as standard on all international parcels being sent – additional cover of up to £1000 can be obtained if you are sending high ticket items.

You’ll be notified with a one hour collection window for our DHL Parcel UK drivers to collect your parcel from your registered address, alternatively you can drop off at one of our 50+ DHL Parcel UK depots.

The USA might be vast (about 3,000 miles from east to west, depending on the route) but don’t let that worry you; door to door parcel delivery from the UK to the States is surprisingly easy. Just register with us – it only takes a minute – and choose the delivery option that suits you best.

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