Shipping from sri lanka to usa

Do You Want To Ship To Sri Lanka From The US?

Shipping to Sri Lanka from the USA takes between 5 to 25 business days (depending on the shipping method). We ship to Sri Lanka using carriers like FedEx, DHL, USPS, and Planet Mail. Prices start at around $10 for small packages and you get package tracking as well. We also send packages right to your doorstep so it is very convenient for you.

In this guide, we are going to explain to you, how much does it cost and how to get the cheapest shipping from the USA to Sri Lanka, how does it work, how to declare the goods, what are the prohibitions & restrictions, and much more.

Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Sri Lanka

Prices for shipping from the US to Sri Lanka are very affordable. For smaller packages, the price starts on dozens of dollars. The estimated postage and delivery time can be calculated using our postage calculator.

How To Get The Cheapest Shipping From The USA To Sri Lanka?

The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and the delivery method you choose. To get the cheapest shipping from the USA to Sri Lanka, choose slower delivery methods.

In the following table, you can see the estimated prices of shipping from the USA to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Planet Mail:Postal Service: USPS:USPS:FedEx:FedEx:DHL:
The prices were estimated on the 11th of August, 2020.*Insurance included

We send the packages to Sri Lanka using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx, or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 5 days with express methods and 5 to 25 days with cheaper, economic methods.

Calculate Price Of The Shipping From The USA To Sri Lanka For Your Package

The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and the delivery method you choose. To lower the price to a minimum, choose slower delivery methods.

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The more expensive methods like DHL Worldwide Express, FedEx Priority, and FedEx Economy, are suitable for those that want to enjoy the content of the package as soon as possible. The cheaper delivery methods are excellent ‘budget’ options if you don’t need your package as quickly.

How Does The Shipping To Sri Lanka Work?

Generally, there are 2 most used ways how to ship goods and personal items from the US to Sri Lanka. The first is you find some carrier like FedEx, contact them, schedule the pickup and they deliver the package to your delivery address. It works, but it is ridiculously expensive.

The second way is to take advantage of a package forwarding company like Planet Express. You can benefit from several advantages when using the package forwarder. The following table shows the pros and cons of traditional shipping and package forwarding (Planet Express).

*Read more how you can benefit from our additional services below.

Shipping From The USA To Sri Lanka With Planet Express

Whether you wanna shop from the US stores that don’t offer delivery to Sri Lanka, or you just want to send some personal items, Planet Express is here to help you with that. The shipping process can be described in 3 simple steps.

1. Getting a Free USA Address

At Planet Express we can provide you with a free US address in Gardena, California, and also with a premium sales-tax-free address in Portland, Oregon. You can use these addresses for orders from the US stores, or even for packages containing your personal items, eventually gifts from your friends that live in the US.

2. Using Your USA Address

When you have the Planet Express address, feel free to use it for receiving the orders from the US online stores. Once we receive packages addressed to you, we link them with your account and send you the notification email. Then you can take advantage of one of our additional services. Once you decide to send the package to your home address in Sri Lanka, proceed to step 3.

3. Choosing The Delivery Method From The USA To Sri Lanka

Before we can send the package to you, you have to complete the customs declaration. It is an online form where you describe the contents of the package. It is closely tied up with customs and it allows customs officers when checking the imported package.

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Once you finish the declaration, you can choose the delivery method that suits your needs. We offer quick delivery methods and even cheap, slower ones. Read more about the methods in the following section.

Duty & TAX

Sri Lanka has de minimis value on duty & TAX. This means that you have to pay duty & TAX from every package.

The package value consists of the shipping price, value of the content from the declaration, and insurance.

The standard VAT rate is 15%.

Important information is that the customs declaration is the responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how complete it, you can take advantage of our guide on How to fill out the customs declaration.

Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To Sri Lanka

There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you cant ship from the USA to Sri Lanka? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:

The most important information for you is that we can not ship the following items from the USA to Sri Lanka:

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If you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to your goods, please visit the Sri Lanka Customs website, review the above terms of each carrier, or contact us at [email protected].

Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services

Planet Express is not just about forwarding packages. We also offer our customers additional services such as consolidation, fulfillment, or Shop For Me service.

Why Choose Planet Express?

✅ We offer one of the best prices on the market.✅ We provide excellent English speaking customer support.✅ We have great customer reviews.

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Shipping From The USA To Sri Lanka FAQ

Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To Sri Lanka

Read our blog, where we regularly publish tips for different kinds of goods. Also, make sure you visit our following page where you can find tutorials on how to order from the most popular US stores.

We deliver to all parts of Sri Lanka – from Negombo to Batticaloa, from Galle to Point Pedro, Dambulla, Colombo… We cover almost 100 % of the cities in Sri Lanka. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.


Our fulfillment center services are used by those who want to save on storage costs. We offer the opportunity to rent storage space in the California warehouse. In addition, we will handle logistics for you, your only concern being the marketing of your business and the administration. For individual calculation, please contact us at [email protected]

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