How to send a letter from Thailand to Russia

After the article about how to send a package from Thailand to Russia, you need to tell about sending letters, otherwise the information will not be complete. Since i PI, I sometimes have to send somepieces of paper to Russia (here it is a minus of entrepreneurship), so I had to go to the post office a couple of times this winter in Thailand in order to send out acts on the provision of services. I tell you what and how.

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Mail in Thailand

How to find a post office in your city / island, what types of delivery are available, read in my article about the parcel. The post office in Thailand is about the same throughout the country.

Inside, everything is civilized and there are waiting chairs

Inside, everything is civilized and there are waiting chairs

Thai mail time

Thai mail time

How to send a letter from Thailand to Russia

Envelopes

Envelopes are bought on site. Just come to the post office, look for the stall / window where the parcel boxes and envelopes are sold, see what size you need and buy. Since I had to send several sheets of plain paper, I rolled them in half and they quietly got into the A5 envelope. But there definitely are A4 envelopes. They cost 5-10 baht, that is, quite a bit.

Address Fillings

It's almost the same as ours. Only it is better to indicate the address not only in English, but also in Russian, so that our postmen will be easier. Just duplicate everything in Russian in the free space. Yes, such a moment, the index field is for 5 characters, and we have 6 characters in Russia, so we just write next to or in these 5 windows, do not be shy, it doesn’t matter.

On the envelope indicate the address in two languages

On the envelope indicate the address in two languages

How much is sending a letter

The cost of a letter depends on its weight, therefore itsweighed before shipping. The price can be found on the official website of the Thai mail here on this page. You will need to select the country of destination and specify the weight in grams. As a result, for a small scale you will fall out a whole list of options to choose from, do not be intimidated. If you send a one-time letter, then simply choose Int’l Letter-Air, that is, regular air mail.

The cost of sending a letter to Russia

The cost of sending a letter to Russia

I got 44 grams for 4 sheets of A4, thatcost 45 baht when sending Int’l Letter-Air, that is, by plane. But this is not all, there was another incomprehensible amount of 65 baht in the check. Only then, I guessed that there was so much tracking with the tracking number, which was also written in the check. Another time I said no tracking, and the letter came out cheaper, just without those 65 baht.

The most interesting is that nobody even asked mehow I want to send, do I need tracking, so it makes sense to sort out before you come to the mail. Although, if you are lucky, and they will speak English at a normal level, they will tell you everything themselves. So far I have concluded for myself that they will send without tracking, otherwise 100 baht per letter is somehow expensive, and I still do not track anything.

If there is a desire to save more (let's say, when you send dozens of letters), you can choose not air mail, but ground (Int’l Letter-Surf), it will turn out cheaper, but it will take longer.

Letter tracking

As I wrote above, there is tracking for letters. If you really need it, then just in case, tell them to make it too, although they seem to send letters by default.

First you need to track all mailings on the website of Thai mail here, and after a while on the website of Russian mail here.

To find out your tracking number, you need to find on the mail check a set of numbers and letters, like RR067879484TH, and then enter it on the site.

Check with the cost and tracking number

Check with the cost and tracking number

The path of the letter with the dates on the Thai site

The path of the letter with the dates on the Thai site

The way letters with dates on the Russian site

The way letters with dates on the Russian site

Delivery terms

Apparently from screenshots, my letter reachedin total as much as 25 days. Of these, 3 days went on the way to Bangkok, (it must be borne in mind that all departures go through it), 5 days went from Bangkok to Moscow, and most of the time was spent in Moscow from the sorting center to the addressee for 9 days. I do not know what it is connected with, maybe with the upcoming New Year holidays. Since I have already sent other letters without tracking, I can’t say whether they have reached faster. Nevertheless, I think that they usually get faster, judging by the fact that our package reached 18 days in time (not by air mail).

That's all :)

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