India Post Tracking

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If you’ve ever considered sending mail within India, chances are you’ve used India Post. The government-owned postal service for India, transporting mail and packages to every state.

In fact, India Post is the largest worldwide mail network, with over 150,000 post offices within the country.

However, Knowing where your India Post package is is critical to avoid the frustration of a missed delivery.

Below, we’ll define India Post tracking and cover the difference between status updates. Then we’ll explain how to find any issues and resolve them.

India Post tracking 

With India Post tracking, you can trace your package’s journey from the sender to your doorstep, including where it is and at what status.

Meaning you’ll always be available to collect your package or quickly fix any issues. To track India Post, you need a tracking number. Read on to find out how to find and use yours.

How to find your India Post tracking number 

India Post gives senders a tracking number for all domestic package delivery, mail, and international shipping. Either as a receipt at the post office or by email.

If you’ve placed an online order from a website, the seller should send you a confirmation email with your India Post tracking number. Otherwise, contact the sender and ask them for it.

How to track India Post

Once you have your tracking number, India Post tracking is easy. The fastest way is to enter your code in the Circuit Package Tracker search above.

You can also head to the India Post website and enter your tracking number into the Track Consignment tool.

Lost India Post tracking number 

Lost tracking number? Don’t worry; there are still ways to find the status of your package if you can’t find your India Post tracking number.

Read on to find out how to track a package without your tracking number.

How to track India Post without a tracking number

You must have your tracking number to trace India Post packages. Luckily, there are a few ways to find your India Post tracking number or trace your package if you have lost it. 

Firstly, contact your local post office to find out if India Post is holding your package. India Post has this handy list of India Post offices (PDF, 457 kb) to help you find the nearest location.

Next, you can contact the sender and ask them for your tracking number since India Post gave them one when they accepted the package.

Finally, contact customer support for help.

Solving India Post-tracking issues

India Post tracking issues? The good news is there are a few ways to determine and fix any problems. Read on to find out how. 

India Post tracking issues resolved

India Post tracking issues can happen, especially in a large and congested country. Here’s what to do if you cannot track your India Post delivery for more than two days.

First, check for typing errors if you’ve manually entered your tracking number into Circuit Package Tracker. 

India Post must scan the package if this doesn’t fix the issue. In this case, wait a few hours and check Circuit Package Tracker for an update.

Contact customer support for help if neither of these options fixes your tracking issue.

Why your India Post package is not updating or moving

Your India Post package may not be updated or moving for a few reasons.

The most likely is that rough weather, road closures, or poor traffic at the destination can cause a delay for hours or days. You can use Circuit Package Tracker for your estimated delivery time.

Another reason is that customs may hold your package for checks at the border if you expect an international delivery.

Customs usually clear most packages within a few hours. However, sometimes they will need to hold your package for longer and will contact you in this case.

You can contact the Customs Office for help if they hold your package for longer than two days.

Your India Post package might also appear not to change if the delivery driver needs to move the status from “Pending” to “In transit.” (More on those tracking statuses below). 

India Post tracking statuses

Your tracking status will change a few times throughout the journey of your package delivery, helping you understand where your package is and when to expect it.

Here are two of the most common India Post tracking statuses you must know.

In transit

India Post tracking shows your package is “in transit” after they collect it from the sender. This status means your package is on the way!

However, an “In transit” status can sometimes last for days without another update. There may be a couple of reasons for this which we’ll discuss below.

Why your tracking status is in transit

Firstly, your tracking status may be “In transit” for days if your package needs to move across the country. India is overcrowded in urban areas, often leading to longer delivery times.

However, an “In transit” status usually means your package travels on its route. So there is typically no cause for alarm if your package is “In transit” for a few days or more.

Secondly, if you’re expecting a package from another country, your package might show as “in transit” if customs delays it at the border. Customs usually clear packages in hours.

How long an India Post package can stay in transit

With India Post tracking, you can expect your package to stay in transit for a set amount of time:

  • One to two days for local packages
  • One to three days between urban areas
  • One to four days between state capitals
  • One to four days in the same state
  • Four to five days for the rest of India.

Contact customer support for help if your package is “In transit” for two or more days over the estimates.

Pending

Your package is “Pending” if India Post has a delay on the route caused by rough weather, poor traffic conditions, or if customs checks it at the destination.

Why your India Post package may be pending

Your India Post package is commonly pending if customs hold it for checks at the border for international delivery. You may need to pay the customs import or export fee for your package to continue. 

Another reason your package is “Pending” are weather delays or road closures. In this instance, the best thing to do is wait for a few days and check Circuit Package Tracker for an update.

Contact customer support for help if your package is “Pending” for two or more days.

India Post delivery times

Knowing your delivery time can make sure you’re home to collect your package. Read on to find out how long you can expect India Post delivery times to take.

India Post delivery times

For domestic delivery, India Post has a service called Speed Post, transporting letters and packages across India with timed slots.

Domestic Speed Post

Domestic Speed Post delivery times are between 9 am and 6 pm.

Depending on where your package is going, you can expect Speed Post to take the following amount of time:

  • One to two days between cities
  • One to three days between each state's capital
  • One to four days within the same state
  • Four to five days for the rest of the nation. 

Are you planning to collect your India Post package? Post offices are open between 8 am to 4 pm, from Monday to Saturday.

How late does India Post deliver?

The average Speed Post delivery time for India Post is 6 pm.

With the India Post Express Parcel Mail service, you can expect your package to arrive the next day or by early evening.

International Indian post delivery times

Different EMS/International Speed Post delivery standards will affect worldwide shipping times.

First, delivery times vary from India Post to other countries.

The average delivery time for most International Indian post deliveries is between three to seven days, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Hungary, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, and Sri Lanka.

Some countries can expect delivery between four to eight days, including Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Kuwait, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Spain.

Some countries can expect delivery between five to nine days, such as Argentina, Barbados, Belarus, Bermuda, Bulgaria, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Cyprus, El Salvador, Estonia, Greece, Mexico, and Panama.

Some countries have longer delivery times of between six to nine days. Such as Nigeria, Niger, Namibia, Morocco, Mauritius, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Cape Verde.

Next, customs must examine all International Speed Post packages before continuing to the final destination, which may cause delays.

Finally, as India Post only delivers within India, they will hand all packages sent from the country to a partner courier company for the final delivery in the destination country.

So the exact time you can expect to receive your package will depend on your destination and the courier company handling the final delivery. In this case, the partner courier should contact you with more information.

Missed International India Post deliveries

Missed your International India Post delivery? Don’t worry; the Post Office will keep your India Post delivery safe for up to 18 days.

If you haven’t collected it after 18 days, the Post Office will charge you a customs fee and transfer it for up to 21 days at the local post office.

How long will India Post hold a package?

India Post will hold your package for up to 21 days if you miss a delivery.

What to do if you haven’t got your India Post package

Sometimes India Post tracking may state they have delivered your package, and you may not have it.

Don’t panic. First, contact your local post office, as they may be holding it for you. Next, contact the sender to find out if they have any information. Lastly, contact India Post if neither can help.

India Post tracking FAQs

Whether you are waiting for a package or want to send one, there are more questions you may have about India Post tracking.

Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions on India Post tracking. You can also check the India Post FAQ for more general help.

Is India Post delivery fast?

Domestically, India Post delivers within five days to all parts of India. Including

  • One to two days between cities; and
  • one to four days between Indian states.

The average delivery time for most International Indian post deliveries is between three to seven days. However, customs checks and the destination country may mean your delivery takes longer.

Can I track India Post packages by address?

You cannot track your India Post delivery by address if you have lost your India Post tracking number.

Contact the sender and ask them for your tracking number to fix this. You can also contact India Post with your address and sender information.

How do I know if my India Post package is stuck in customs?

India Post tracking offers clues to find out if customs holds your package.

Firstly, if you’re expecting an international delivery and the tracking status is “Pending” after it arrives in the country. This usually means customs are holding your package for checks.

Secondly, you will know if your India Post package is in customs if they or the post office sends you an email or letter stating you must pay the customs import or export fee.

Lastly, your India Post package may be stuck in customs if you experience a significant delay in the delivery process without an explanation. 

Consider reaching out to your local post office to find the last status update on your India Post tracking order.


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