Due to the increasing use of the postal services, in order to transport a large number of goods, it is appropriate for the companies to increase the postal literacy of the society by producing useful content. This way, on the one hand, the quality of the interaction between the companies and their customers is improved, and on the other hand, the possibility of abuse and sending prohibited items is greatly reduced.

Prohibited Items in postal Industry in I.R IRAN

According to postal laws and regulations, sending some items by mail is prohibited. Since post offices are subject to the laws of their country, they are obliged to impose restrictions on sending postal items as follows:

1-Drugs and psychotropics (psychotropic)

2-Explosives, flammables and radioactive materials or other hazardous materials

3-Objects contrary to chastity or morality

4-Animals except for bees, leeches, silkworms and parasites and insect repellents that are officially recognized by institutions

5-Items that are prohibited from import by destination country

6-Items that, by their nature or packaging, pose danger to postal staff or cause contamination or damage to other postal items or equipment.

7- Private or financial documentations, exchanged between people other than the sender and the recipient or the people who live with them.

General prohibitions on sending goods by mail

1- Goods that are prohibited by Sharia or law

2- Weapons and ammunition

3. Gambling devices and alcoholic beverages

4- Drugs

5- Magazines, newspapers, pictures, signs and any kind of writing contrary to the official religion of the country, public order, public decency, concealment and embedding

6- Clearance of some devices such as: radio receivers and telecommunication equipment, musical instruments, books, publications, films and tapes, computer devices and their parts, plant and plant seeds need the permit from the governmental bodies.

7- Sending or exporting handmade carpets by post, in any size, is not allowed

8- It is forbidden to send antiques, original works of art, manuscripts, all kinds of coins and precious stones.

9- Sending strategic goods such as medicine and food is not allowed

The most important prohibited goods, especially for transport by motorcycle


In general, sending liquids by motor courier is prohibited. The main reason for this is to prevent the accidents due to the breaking of the liquid glass and causing troubles for the sender. Leaks of liquids such as pickles and liqueurs can have unpleasant effects on the package delivery system and therefore are not allowed at all. The second reason, which is no less important than the first reason, is the material inside the packages. Due to the illegality of alcohol in Iran, these substances are also considered as postal bans.


Animals and living things are also among postal prohibitions that cannot be carried by motor courier. There is no exact law for this and it is observed only as an unwritten law by logistics companies. Unfortunately dogs, cats and other lovable pets are also part of prohibited postal items.


Foodstuff is the most harmless part of this list, and unfortunately cannot be shipped by public logistics companies. Because these materials are sensitive to storage conditions and are left for a certain period of time before being sorted and delivered to the motor courier, they are more likely to spoil. Especially proteins, fruits and vegetables that must be stored at a certain temperature. Food spoilage prevent it from being handed over to the couriers.

Heavy & Big Parcels

Packages to be delivered within the cities must have acceptable size and dimensions. Acceptable dimensions are those dimensions that fit inside a motorized courier box. The box of motor couriers is usually cubic and will fit packages that measure a maximum of 45 cm each side. The maximum acceptable weight for each package is 25 kg.

Valuable Items

Prohibited postal goods also include very expensive goods. Goods such as mobile phones, laptops and other digital goods that are expensive cannot be sent using the postal service or motor courier. These devices need insurance because of their valuable nature, and because insuring such merchandize bears many problems, only few logistics companies are willing to take responsibility for them.


Prohibited items will not be accepted under any circumstances if they are visible and identifiable. However, if the contents of the packages are not announced by the sender or the contents are prevented from being seen in any way, responsibility will be abdicated from the couriers and the sender will take full legal responsibility.