Armed Forces Postal Regulations (C.R.C., c. 1274)

Regulations are current to 2016-06-06

Armed Forces Postal Regulations

C.R.C., c. 1274

CANADA POST CORPORATION ACT

Regulations Respecting Mail to and from Canadian Armed Forces Outside Canada Served Through Canadian Forces Post Office and Fleet Mail Office Addresses

Short Title

 These Regulations may be cited as the Armed Forces Postal Regulations.

Interpretation

[SOR/2000-199, s. 1(F)]

 In these Regulations,

addressed admail

addressed admail[Repealed, SOR/91-631, s. 1]

book

book[Repealed, SOR/94-208, s. 1]

Canadian Forces Post Office

Canadian Forces Post Office or CFPO means a military post office operated outside Canada by the Canadian Forces Postal Service to provide postal services to persons to whom these Regulations apply; (bureau de poste des Forces canadiennes ou BPFC )

C.O.D. Service

C.O.D. Service[Repealed, SOR/91-631, s. 1]

civilian

civilian means a person who is a Canadian citizen resident outside Canada and is

  • (a) a dependant of a member of the Canadian Forces stationed outside Canada,

  • (b) a civilian employed by the Department of National Defence, or

  • (c) a technical representative of a department of the Government of Canada, the government of a province or of a Canadian private agency; (civil)

direct mail advertising

direct mail advertising[Repealed, SOR/90-802, s. 1]

first class mail

first class mail[Repealed, SOR/90-802, s. 1]

first class parcel

first class parcel[Repealed, SOR/90-19, s. 1]

Fleet Mail Office

Fleet Mail Office or FMO means a military post office operated by the Canadian Forces Postal Service to provide postal services to any vessel of the Canadian Forces commissioned as a vessel of war; (bureau de poste navale ou BPN)

Forces Air Letter

Forces Air Letter means an item of stationery, authorized by the Canada Post Corporation, for use by

  • (a) any member of the Canadian Forces who is served through a Canadian Forces Post Office or Fleet Mail Office address in writing to persons in Canada, and

  • (b) any person in Canada in writing to any such member of the Canadian Forces; (lettre-avion pour militaire)

Fourth Class mail

Fourth Class mail[Repealed, SOR/88-611, s. 1]

fourth class parcel

fourth class parcel[Repealed, SOR/90-19, s. 1]

international parcel

international parcel[Repealed, SOR/90-19, s. 1]

letter mail

letter mail means any letter or other mailable matter that meets the applicable requirements of these Regulations and is posted for surface transmission; (envoi poste-lettres)

letter-post item

letter-post item means a letter posted in accordance with these Regulations for transmission by air. (envoi de la poste aux lettres)

Parcel post

Parcel post[Repealed, SOR/88-611, s. 1]

postal facility

postal facility[Repealed, SOR/90-802, s. 1]

small packet

small packet[Repealed, SOR/2003-381, s. 1]

third class mail

third class mail[Repealed, SOR/88-611, s. 1]

  • SOR/80-424, s. 1;
  • SOR/81-389, s. 1;
  • SOR/81-836, s. 1;
  • SOR/82-27, s. 1;
  • SOR/83-624, s. 1;
  • SOR/85-562, s. 1;
  • SOR/86-248, s. 1;
  • SOR/87-156, s. 1;
  • SOR/88-432, s. 1;
  • SOR/88-611, s. 1;
  • SOR/90-19, s. 1;
  • SOR/90-802, s. 1;
  • SOR/91-631, s. 1;
  • SOR/91-644, s. 1;
  • SOR/94-208, s. 1;
  • SOR/2000-199, s. 2;
  • SOR/2003-381, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-382, s. 1.

Application

 These Regulations apply to mail sent to or by

  • (a) any member of the Canadian Forces outside Canada who is served through a Canadian Forces Post Office or Fleet Mail Office address; or

  • (b) any civilian who normally receives his mail through a Canadian Forces Post Office.

Rates of Postage

 The rates set out or referred to in the schedule apply in respect of mail posted pursuant to these Regulations.

  • SOR/78-291, s. 1;
  • SOR/79-189, s. 1;
  • SOR/80-424, s. 2;
  • SOR/81-836, s. 2;
  • SOR/82-27, s. 2;
  • SOR/83-60, s. 1;
  • SOR/83-799, s. 1;
  • SOR/86-248, s. 2;
  • SOR/87-156, s. 2;
  • SOR/87-685, s. 1;
  • SOR/88-432, s. 2;
  • SOR/88-611, s. 2;
  • SOR/90-19, s. 2.

 [Repealed, SOR/87-685, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/88-432, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/87-156, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/88-432, s. 2]

General Conditions

  • SOR/80-424, s. 3;
  • SOR/82-27, s. 5;
  • SOR/83-60, s. 5;
  • SOR/86-248, s. 3;
  • SOR/87-685, s. 3;
  • SOR/88-432, s. 2;
  • SOR/88-611, s. 3;
  • SOR/90-19, s. 3;
  • SOR/90-802, s. 2;
  • SOR/91-182, s. 1;
  • SOR/91-631, s. 2;
  • SOR/94-208, s. 2;
  • SOR/96-211, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-381, s. 2;
  • SOR/2003-382, s. 2.
  •  (1) The following words shall be printed on a Forces Air Letter:

    • (a) on the face thereof, “Forces Air Letter/Lettre-avion pour militaire”;

    • (b) on the back thereof, “No enclosures permitted/Ne rien insérer” and “Authorized by the Canada Post Corporation for mailing in Canada/Autorisé par la Société canadienne des postes pour mise à la poste au Canada”; and

    • (c) on the face or back thereof, the folding and opening instructions in English and in French.

  • (2) A Forces Air Letter shall not exceed 22 cm in length and 11 cm in width, and be not less than 14 cm in length and 9 cm in width after it is folded in accordance with the folding instructions printed thereon.

  • (3) The minimum basis weight of a Forces Air Letter shall be 60 g/m2.

  • (4) Every Forces Air Letter shall be rectangular in shape.

  • (5) No Forces Air Letter shall contain an enclosure.

  • SOR/78-291, s. 2;
  • SOR/83-60, s. 6;
  • SOR/83-753, s. 1;
  • SOR/86-102, s. 1;
  • SOR/88-432, s. 2;
  • SOR/90-802, s. 3.
  •  (1) Letter mail, letters and Forces Air Letters shall be accepted for registration if they meet the applicable requirements set out in the Special Services and Fees Regulations for posting registered mail in Canada for delivery in Canada.

  • (2) The rate set out in Schedule VII to the Special Services and Fees Regulations for the registration of an item posted in Canada for delivery in Canada applies in respect of an item referred to in subsection (1).

  • SOR/82-27, s. 6;
  • SOR/88-432, s. 2;
  • SOR/90-802, s. 4;
  • SOR/2003-382, s. 3(F).

 [Repealed, SOR/90-19, s. 4]

 [Repealed, SOR/91-631, s. 3]

Customs Documentation

  •  (1) An item of letter mail or a letter-post item that, by reason of its volume, nature or value, may be subject to customs duty in the country of destination shall have affixed on the address side in the upper left corner under the sender’s name and address, where given,

  • (2) Where the value of an item referred to in subsection (1) exceeds $500, the sender shall

    • (a) complete the Customs Declaration Dispatch Note set out in Schedule III to the International Letter-post Items Regulations;

    • (b) securely affix the declaration and note to the item, on the address side thereof where possible; and

    • (c) hand the item to a postal employee at a post office.

  • SOR/78-901, s. 1;
  • SOR/80-424, s. 4;
  • SOR/82-27, s. 8;
  • SOR/83-60, s. 7;
  • SOR/83-799, s. 2;
  • SOR/86-248, s. 4;
  • SOR/88-611, s. 4;
  • SOR/90-19, s. 5;
  • SOR/90-802, s. 5;
  • SOR/98-558, s. 1;
  • SOR/2000-379, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-382, s. 3(F);
  • SOR/2004-297, s. 1.

 [Repealed, SOR/90-19, s. 6]

SCHEDULE(Section 4)

Rates of Postage — Canadian Armed Forces Mail

ItemColumn IColumn II
DescriptionRate
1Letter mail, surface transmission, 500 g or lessas set out in the schedule to the Letter Mail Regulations
2[Repealed, SOR/91-631, s. 4]
3[Repealed, SOR/96-211, s. 2]
4[Repealed, SOR/92-700, s. 1]
5Letters, air transmission, 500 g or lessas set out in paragraph 1(b) of Schedule IV to the International Letter-post Items Regulations
6Forces Air Letter, air transmission, 30 g or lessas set out in paragraph 1(1)(a) of the schedule to the Letter Mail Regulations
7. and 8.[Repealed, SOR/2003-381, s. 3]
  • SOR/88-432, s. 5;
  • SOR/88-611, ss. 6, 7;
  • SOR/90-19, s. 7;
  • SOR/90-802, s. 6;
  • SOR/91-182, s. 2;
  • SOR/91-631, s. 4;
  • SOR/91-644, s. 2;
  • SOR/92-700, s. 1;
  • SOR/96-211, s. 2;
  • SOR/2000-379, s. 2;
  • SOR/2001-446, ss. 1, 2;
  • SOR/2003-381, s. 3;
  • SOR/2003-382, s. 3(F).

SCHEDULE I

[Repealed, SOR/82-27, s. 10]

SCHEDULE II

[Repealed, SOR/80-424, s. 7]
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