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Courier for documents

Overland Express offer DHL document shipping for your urgent document delivery requirements within the UK and Worldwide.

We offer document shipping to over 220 Countries and our document courier service is fully tracked and signed for, door to door.

Our letter courier service is perfect for Notaires sending power of attorney, or property sales documents, customers sending documents overseas, passport applications and signed contracts.

You can use our DHL send a letter service for practically any document, including passports, driving licences, visa applications, marriage and birth certificates.

Booking our document delivery service is fast and simple, just enter your details in the quick quote box above and choose the service that suits your requirements. We only work with the best couriers for sending documents, and with over 30 years of experience, your documents are in safe hands.

International Document Delivery Service

If you need to send documents abroad, we can deliver your urgent documents to over 220 international destinations. All of our courier services are fully tracked so you know where your important documents are at all times. You will be surprised on how inexpensive our document courier service is when compared to similar services offered elsewhere.

Take a look at a selection of our popular document delivery destinations and transit times below.

Destination Days
Send Documents to Australia 2 - 3
Send invoice to China 2 - 3
Urgent document courier to India 2 - 3
Send legal documents to Kuwait 1 - 2
Send contract by courier to Saudi Arabia 2
Cheap document courier to United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1 - 2
Send important document to United States of America (USA) 1 - 3

Next day document delivery

Our DHL document shipping service is delivered next working day throughout the UK and to most European cities, with UK timed delivery options available. Our domestic courier delivery service for documents is fundamentally the same as our international document delivery service. We offer the same great pricing when sending documents by courier domestically as we do for our international letter courier services.

Don't forget, you can also send digital media containing electronic documents though our parcel shipping servce too, this includes sending CD's, DVD's and sending Hard Disk Drives internationally.

If sending digital media devices, such as USB Flash Drives or Hard Disk Drives, a commercial invoice will be required when sending these electronic documents overseas. Whilst the electronic documents most likely has an intrinsic value to the business, it has no customs declaration value, however, the media devices that contain the electronic documents being sent by courier overseas do have a value.

All document courier prices include collection that can be arranged at your convenience from your home or office. We only use the best names in the courier business like DHL, ParcelForce and UPS so you know your important letters, documents and paperwork are in safe hands whilst being sent to your recipient.

Use our Quick Quote Tool today and discover the fastest delivery times available at competitive prices.

Whether you're sending legal papers by courier or looking for a a cheap courier to send contracts, Curriculum Vitae and invoices, we're confident we have an option to suit your needs.

Urgent Domestic Document Delivery Service

Our domestic courier delivery service for documents is fundamentally the same as our international document delivery service with the exception that a commercial invoice is not required when sending electonic documents. We offer the same great pricing when sending documents by courier domestically as we do for our international letter courier services.

All of our document delivery services to the United Kingdom are expedited, generally arriving next day.

Considerations when Sending Important Documents by Courier

When deciding whether or not to send your documents by courier, you should consider how difficult it could be to replace them should anything go wrong. It might be possible to send a copy of the document that has been certified true and accurate by a legal specialist rather than sending the original. We recommend you use your best judgment in these situations or seek advice from an expert.

You can check common examples of documents that can or cannot be shipped by courier in the table below.

Document Allowed?
Send Cash by Courier No
Send Will by Courier Yes
Send Passport by Courier Yes
Send Legal Documents by Courier Yes
Send Birth Certificate by Courier Yes
Send Credit Card by Courier No

Should you have any further questions regarding our document shipping service, please don't hesitate contact us.

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Excellent service with Real People!!!

I have been using overland Express for some months now to send liquids to France (not easy with Brexit) and they have given me a fantastic service. There is always an actual person!!! ready to pick up the phone or respond to your emails, they are a small team who all know what is happening and are always happy to help. Quite rare to find that nowadays!! So, I very much recommend them. They also have a good sense of humour when you call, they make my day!


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Brilliant service

Brilliant service, found online after a lot of searching for someone to ship my Grandsons PlayStation 5 from UK to Ireland. Lots of other companies said that they couldn't deal with games consoles and the ones that did say that they couldn't be insured. Sent a few emails back and forth with both Tim & Stuart, answered promptly and confirmed that console was insured. Picked up Thursday evening and at my sons Saturday morning.


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Overland Express are fantastic agents…

Overland Express are fantastic agents for the courier services. We regularly use their services to transport paint and in over 2 years they haven't missed a beat. Fast to generate labels; Always easy to contact by phone in case of query; Extremely helpful team and the website is easy to use too.

Highly recommended! Effect Distribution Ltd.



Specialist Areas

If you are sending liquids, paints, perfumes or wheels, please press the tile below that best suits your requirements.

Why Choose Overland Express?

Less is More

We offer the big-name premium courier services at a fraction of the cost that you can get them for by going directly to the providers. Don't settle for inferior budget services.

Fast Booking

Our 'Quote Tool' above will provide you with an instant quote for multiple courier services, both domestic parcel deliveries and international delivery services.

Best Couriers

Our courier partners include DHL, UPS, ParcelForce, DPD and FexEx. Most of the products that we provide from these industry giants are next day express delivery services.

Email Updates

If offered by the selected parcel delivery service, email notifications can be provided to advise you when your parcel is scheduled to be delivered.

Niche Items

Problematic items, such as paint, perfumes, cosmetics and liquids can be shipped through our specialist delivery services. More information on these delivery services can be seen above.

UK Based Support

All of our customer support agents are located in the UK, and are easy to reach by simply dialling our telephone number or contacting us via email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the fastest way to send a document Internationally?
A. With next day document delivery to the UK and Europe and 1-2 day delivery to the USA, Overland Express have the fastest options for urgent document delivery.

Q. Can I send documents by DHL?
A. DHL are our preferred courier for documents, please use our quote tool above, for an instant quotation.

Q. What is the cheapest way to send a document Internationally?
A. It really depends on what the documents you are sending weigh. Usually they are under 0.5kg, which is the lowest shipping rate anyway.

Q. Can I post a passport?
A. We can send passports, ID cards, driving licence's and any other form of document.

Q. Can I Send a visa application?
A. We can send all types of documents, from contracts, through to Visa applications and passports.

Q. What is the best way to send documents internationally?
A. The fastest and safest way is through one of our couriers, offering a fully tracked and signed for service.

Q. What is the safest way to send sensitive documents?
A. Always choose a courier that offers a fully tracked and signed for service and securely pack your documents prior to sending.

Q. How long does it take to ship an international letter?
A. It is generally between 1-3 days, our quote tool above will give you the transit times to your destination.

Q. Does DHL deliver to international PO Boxes?
A. DHL do not typically deliver to PO box addresses, as there is not a physical address as such and the exact location is only known by the local post office.

Q. How long does DHL Express delivery take?
A. UK delivery is next working day and International documents are generally 1-3 days. Our quick quote tool will give you the transit times for each Country.

Q. Does DHL deliver door to door internationally?
A. All of our services are door to door delivery and collection can be from either your home or office.

Q. Do you need a printer for DHL?
A. If you do not have a printer, you can drop your parcel off at any of the DHL service points, such as WH Smith, Rymans etc, who will scan the barcode on your phone and print the label for you.

Q. Do I need a Customs form for a letter?
A. A commercial invoice is not required for documents, simply select documents during the booking process.

Q. Which courier is best for sending documents?
A. This comes down to personal choice and the transit times offered by the particular carrier. Our preferred courier for documents is DHL.

Q. How do I send confidential documents via courier?
A. When sending confidential documents, please ensure that they are securely packed. Use either a hard backed envelope, or a sturdy box if sending multiple documents. Choose an envelope that is solid in colour, rather than opaque, so the contents are not visible.

Q. Is DHL safe to send documents?
A. In our experience, DHL are one of Worlds most secure carriers.