Saudi Post or SPL is a Saudi government operated postal service in Saudi Arabia. It is generally referred to within the kingdom as “Al-Bareed”. This well organized postal network now covers all the cities and villages of Saudi Arabia. It has over 478 primary and 180 branch post offices across the country.
International parcels in Saudi Arabia are generally delivered via the Saudi post. You can easily collect your parcel from the nearest Saudi post office. However, If you don’t have time to collect your parcel yourself, you can request for home delivery. The charges for home delivery are 30 SR.
Saudi Post requires you to bring along a few things with you to collect your parcel. We’ve listed everything you need to collect your parcel below:
- Firstly your original Iqama
- Your Custom duties payment
- Your National Address registration
Saudi post sends you a text message with the location of the office from which you can collect your parcel once it has reached them.
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Payment of Custom Duties
Once you receive an international parcel, you must pay customs duties. You can pay this duty by clicking on the link given in the text message you receive from the Saudi post. To pay customs, follow the below-mentioned steps:
- Open the link in the text message.
- Enter the bill number given in the text message.
- Fill in the verification code shown on your screen.
- Press the Search button at the bottom.
- Subsequently, your parcel is located, and the screen shows your due amount.
- Select pay bill.
- Now enter your credit or debit card details to make payment.
Once you have paid your custom duties, you can go to the Saudi post office mentioned in the SMS to collect your parcel. The office representative will request your original iqama and shipment number before handing you your package.
Timings of Saudi Post
Saudi post parcel stations are open 24/7. The small post offices have working hours from 8 AM to 2:15 PM. Their bigger post offices are open from 8 AM to 8:45 PM. You can also check the exact timings for their offices at this link.