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Surface Air Lifted (SAL)

​Surface Air Lifted (SAL) is one more premium mailing service from India Post. SAL mail is faster than sea mail yet cheaper than air mail- an ideal combination of air and surface transport for quick​ and economical mail deliveries.

SAL mail will be Air Lifted between the country of origin and destination. However within the country of origin up to the office of exchange and in the country of destination from the office of exchange to the point of delivery, SAL mail will be transmitted by surface.

Salient Features

  • SAL service is available for 39 countries worldwide
  • The word SAL is to be clearly printed on top of the address side of SAL parcels.
  • At Mumbai we offer the additional facility of custom examination at the time of booking itself. So no double handling and packaging; if SAL mail is brought for booking to the Export Section of FPO Mumbai GPO Annex building
  • SAL service shall be available in addition to the existing surface and air mail services.
  • SAL mail can be booked from all post offices where surface parcels are booked at present.

Surface Air Lifted (SAL)​​​

  • ​Insurance facilities are also available for parcels booked under SAL service
  • All prohibitions for Air mail will also be applicable for SAL mail.
  • SAL mail will go through all mandatory formalities applicable to Parcel Post.