The Isle of Man is an island located in the northern Irish Sea, sandwiched in between the west of the English coast and Ireland. Every year it holds the world renowned Isle of Man TT, a motorsport Grand Prix where competitors reach eye watering speeds on normal roads circling the island.
Sending parcels to the Isle of Man is no different to sending parcels to the rest of the UK, due to regular shuttle services by both sea and air to the island. It's important to note that while the Isle of Man is regulated by the United Kingdom, it is not officially part of the UK, so some laws differ. This therefore has some impact on the security placed on packages and parcels sent from the UK to the Isle of Man.
Delivery of international and national mail is commonplace and isn’t all too different to the mainland, in relation to first class and second class delivery transit times. You can expect a fast and reliable service sending to and from the Isle of Man postal service. However, some services are not available or subject to different guaranteed times as the Isle of Man does use a local postal operator.
Do I need to deal with Customs when sending parcels from the UK to the Isle of Man?
As the Isle of Man is a part of the British Isles, and citizens are citizens of the United Kingdom, you don’t need to deal with the same customs checks that would occur on most long distance international deliveries when sending packages and parcels. However, there are some customs checks due to parcels having to travel by sea and air, for security reasons. For example, senders must declare anything other than the correspondence to customs officials.
How much does it cost to send a parcel from the UK to the Isle of Man?
The cost of sending items to the Isle of Man is completely dependent on the size and the weight of your parcel. Nevertheless, this is no different to items being sent within the UK and the prices are the same as if you were sending to another location within the British Isles.
How should I address my parcel for delivery to the Isle of Man?
You should address your parcel in the same manner as you would any other location in the UK. Simply put the person’s name, their address, and their postcode. Also add ‘Isle of Man’ before writing ‘UK’, just to ensure clarity. However please note that when sending items to the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, you should affix an ‘Airmail’ International postage sticker to your item, which you will be able to pick up for free from your local Post Office.
|5kg||£8.32 +VAT||£6.99 +VAT||£1.33 Save 16%|
|10kg||£11.17 +VAT||£8.99 +VAT||£2.18 Save 20%|
|20kg||£21.26 +VAT||£11.91 +VAT||£9.35 |
What items can I send to the Isle of Man?
You can send any items within reason to the Isle of Man, within the limits placed on items sent to the UK. Prices will also vary depending on the size and weight of the items you would like to send.