Card & letter sizes

21/10/2008

This chart contains most of the global postal authorities postcard and letter envelope dimensions. Use these size restrictions as guidelines when creating postcards, greeting cards, envelopes or other web-to-print templates.

Global postal authorities
Postal authority (Country)
International postcard and letter dimensions
Australia post (Australia) Min 138 mm x 88 mm
Max 240 mm x 130 mm
Letters max size 240 mm x 130 mm
Post Austria (Austria) Min 140 mm x 90 mm
Max 353 mm x 250 mm
Letters max size length + width + depth = 900 mm,
but a maximum length of 500 mm
Canada Post (Canada)
Min 140 mm x 90 mm
Max 120 mm x 235 mm
Letters max size 150 mm x 245 mm
Hrvatska Posta (Croatia)
Min 90 mm x 140 mm
Max 120 mm x 235 mm
Letters max size 120 mm x 235 mm
Cyprus Postal Services (Cyprus) Min 120 mm x 235 mm
Max 120 mm x 235 mm
Czech Post (Czech Republic) Min 140 mm x 90 mm
Max sum of all three dimensions 900 mm
Post Denmark (Denmark) Min 140 mm x 90 mm
Max Length 60 cm
length + width + thickness = 90 cm
Egypt Post (Egypt) Min 140 mm x 90 mm
Max length 600 mm
Posti (Finland) Min 90 mm x 140 mm
Max 125 mm x 230 mm
Letters max size 250mm x 400mm x 30mm
Deutsche Post (Germany) Min 140 mm x 90 mm
Max 235 mm x 125mm
Letters max size 235 mm x 125mm
Magyar Posta (Hungary) Min 90 mm x 140 mm
Max length + width + depth = 900 mm,
but a maximum length of 600 mm
India Post (India) Postcard size 140 mm x 90 mm
Min letter (Any single dimension) 110 mm x 70 mm
Max letter (Length + Breadth)/ Height 900 mm
An Post (Ireland) Min 140 mm x 90 mm
Max 235 mm x 162 mm
Japan Post (Japan) Min 140 mm x 90 mm
Max 235 mm x 120 mm
Max greeting card size Length (600mm) + Width + Thickness = 900 mm
Jordan Post (Jordan) Letters & Printed Matters Length (600mm) + Width + Thickness = 900 mm
Pos Malaysia (Malaysia) Min 140 mm x 90 mm
Max 148 mm x 105 mm
Letters max size 165 mm x 250 mm
New Zealand Post (New Zealand) Min 138 mm x 88 mm
Max 235 mm x 165 mm
Large letter size 235 mm x 165 mm
Q-Post (Qatar) Letter max size Length (600mm) + Width + Thickness = 900 mm
Russian post (Russia) Min 90 mm x 140 mm
Max 120 mm x 235 mm
Standard letter sizes 110 mm x 220 mm
114 mm x 162 mm
South African Postal Service
(South Africa)
Postcard size 120 mm x 235 mm
Small letter 120 mm x 235 mm
Medium letter 250 mm x 176 mm
Sri Lanka Post (Sri Lanka) Min 130 mm x 90 mm
Max 150 mm x 110 mm
Letter min size 114 mm x 81 mm
Letter max size 162 mm x 89 mm
Swiss Post (Switzerland) Standard letter size 250 mm x 176 mm
PTT (Turkey) Min postcard size 90 mm x 140 mm
Max postcard size 105 mm x 148 mm
Letters max size Length (600mm) + Width + Thickness = 900 mm
Emirates Post (UAE) Min 90 mm x 140 mm
Max 120 mm x 235 mm
Letters max size Length (700mm) + Width + Thickness = 900 mm
Royal Mail (UK) Postcard and letter max size 165 mm x 240 mm
USPS (USA) Min postcard size 127mm x 88,9mm (5″ x 3,5″)
Max postcard size 292,1mm x 155,575mm (11,5″ x 6,125″)
Letters max size 292,1mm x 155,575mm (11,5″ x 6,125″)

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