Royal mail

Royal Mail

National Postal Service of United Kingdom

03457 740 740 www.royalmail.com

Royal Mail Tracking - United Kingdom Parcel Tracking

Royal mail

Royal Mail is the UK's designated Universal Postal Service Provider, supporting customers, businesses and communities across the country. We are the only company that has the capability to deliver a 'one-price-goes-anywhere', six-days-a-week service on a range of letters and parcels to more than 29 million addresses across the UK.

General Logistics Systems (GLS), our European parcels business, operates one of the largest ground-based, deferred parcel delivery networks in Europe.

In October 2013, Royal Mail successfully floated on the London Stock Exchange and was subsequently admitted into the FTSE 100. More than 700,000 members of the public bought shares in Royal Mail. These investors were joined by the overwhelming majority of our people in the UK, who in total received free a ten per cent stake in our company.

Royal Mail Tracking Number

Tracking number is a long line of numbers and letters, which you’ll find on your postage receipt or in the sender’s delivery message.

Below are sample tracking number formats for Royal Mail

  • JV620553954GB
  • 050111C31F4
  • 32048619500001B3A6F40
  • 0210DAD9015248A2
  • 0B0480284000010307090

Royal Mail International Standard Tracking

Find out where your letter or parcel sent with Royal Mail by using our Track and Trace service. Enter your tracking number and check parcel delivery status of any parcel!

Simply enter tracking code in the search field on top of this page to track worldwide delivery of Royal Mail letters and parcels in addition to UK domestic tracking.

If you bought on eBay then Royal Mail International Standard Tracking may be what you are looking for. Our robots will track your Royal Mail International Signed For parcel by asking every necessary courier and delivery service in the world to find your parcel and show you its location and status.

What tracking information will I see for International services?

  • International Tracked & Signed - tracking within the UK and after leaving the UK, online delivery confirmation and signature on delivery
  • International Tracked - tracking within the UK and after leaving the UK plus online delivery confirmation
  • International Signed - tracking within the UK and signature on delivery

Royal Mail Standard Airmail Tracking

UK post tracking airmail tracking works for international parcels coming to or out of United Kingdom.

First you need to locate your tracking number in shipment confirmation email or on your postage receipt. It may be called a barcode or a reference.

Enter your tracking number on top of this page and press Track Package button to locate your parcel.

Our unique universal parcel tracker will trace your parcel in originating and destination countries, including GLS, Parcelforce so you'll get full tracking status of your Royal Mail parcel.

Royal Mail Tracking Outside UK

For certain European destinations, Royal Mail uses a Royal Mail Group Limited company called GLS. With our tracker you can track International Tracked & Signed with GLS items sent to the following countries:

Austria (for International Tracked and International Tracked & Signed), Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

For other destinations, once your item has left the UK, Royal Mail hands it over to the relevant country's postal authority.

By tracking your parcel with our website you are able to track it with destination country postal service, to get complete picture of delivery.

Royal Mail Tracked 24 and 48®

Royal Mail Tracked 24™ and Royal Mail Tracked 48™ are parcel services with delivery speeds 24 and 48 hours. Provides full online tracking to enable you and the recipient to keep track of the parcel's progress, SMS/email notifications for your recipients are available and there is compensation cover up to £100 for extra peace of mind.

In case you need a signature on delivery choose Royal Mail Tracked 48 with Signature. Tracked Royal Mail Tracked 48 aims to deliver your parcel in 2 to 3 working days.

What SMS/email messages are sent to the parcel recipient?

The first message is sent when the parcel is scanned at the Delivery Office to inform the recipient that Royal Mail will attempt to deliver the parcel that day.

A second is sent when delivery is attempted to notify the recipient if we have been able to deliver. If we were unable to deliver the message will advise that we have left a ‘Something for You‘ card to arrange collection or redelivery.

Royal Mail Tracking Status Meaning

When you send mail with Royal Mail using a tracked service, your item gets scanned at various points in its journey.

  • Advised - As soon as Royal Mail have the details about a parcel being sent in their systems the tracking results will state ‘Advised’. As soon as the item enters Royal Mail network it will get a tracking scan and the Advised status will change to ‘In progress’
  • Advised to collect from a Post Office - My parcel tracking results states ‘addressee advised to collect from Post Office’ and the driver left a card. What shall I do now? o ensure that your parcel has been delivered safely, we need a signature. If this is not possible, then the driver will leave a card with the details of the local Post Office where your parcel is being securely held for you to collect from the next working day.
  • Attempted delivery - Our driver has called to deliver your parcel, but was unable to get anyone at the address to sign for it. They will have left a card detailing what they have done with it and the next steps you need to take. This is likely to be either taking it to a local Post Office to be held securely for you to pick up (the card will give the details of the Post Office and our website tracking will be updated when our driver has handed over your parcel and it is available for you to pick up), or taking it back to our depot. The card will explain if a further delivery will automatically take place or whether you need to contact us to make arrangements for receiving your parcel
  • In transit - Your item is on its way through our network. This message can cover several stages of its journey. You’ll see more details of its location and status when you enter your reference number.
  • Delivered to your address or a neighbour - We’ve delivered the item as addressed, or to a neighbour. If we leave the item with a neighbour, we’ll leave a ‘Something for you’ card to tell you where it is. You might see this message even if you’ve had your item delivered to a work address or business. We’ll leave a ‘Something for you’ card if we couldn’t deliver to the business address on the item. If you haven’t had the item or a card, please check with your colleagues or the post room to see if someone has accepted the item on your behalf.

Royal Mail Tracking Not Working or Showing Updates

There could be a number of reasons for this. Please check:

  • Passed at least 3-5 days since you got tracking number. Tracking systems need some time before updates start showing up
  • The number entered is correct.
  • If you're the recipient, check the sender has given you the right reference number.
  • The reference number is for an item sent with Royal Mail, using a service that offers tracking

Download Parcels app for iPhone or Android to always know where your packages are, and get Push notifications when package tracking changes.

Royal Mail tracking statuses

Status Description
DELIVERED
ON ITS WAY TOGLS CZECH REP
ON ITS WAY TOROISSY CTCI IMP RAP
ON ITS WAY TOBRADFORD SOUTH PDO
ON ITS WAY TOGARFORTH PDO
ON ITS WAY TOPETERBOROUGH MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOGLASGOW MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOMANCHESTER MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOEARLY TO LATE SHIFT HANDOVER
ARRIVED ATWEMBLEY PDO
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYBEIRUT LEBANON
RECIPIENT COLLECTED
ARRIVED ATVICTORIA PDO
ON ITS WAY TOBRISTOL SOUTH PDO
DELIVERED - No Signature
ON ITS WAY TONORTH WEST MIDLANDS MC
ON ITS WAY TOTEL AVIV ISRAEL
DELIVERY ATTEMPTED UNKNOWN DELIVERY REASON
ON ITS WAY TOWEST READING PDO
ON ITS WAY TOLEEDS MAIL CENTRE
AT DELIVERY OFFICEBOSTON PDO
DELIVERED - Signature
AT DELIVERY OFFICERUISLIP PDO
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYGLS POLAND
ARRIVED (MDN) AT
ON ITS WAY TOCAMBRIDGE PDO
UNDELIVEREDNOT AT ADDRESS, OFFICE CLOSED
ON ITS WAY TOTASHKENT UZBEKISTAN
ON ITS WAY TOWEMBLEY PDO
ON ITS WAY TOBEIRUT LEBANON
AT DELIVERY OFFICESWANSEA PDO (SECTION A AND B)
AT DELIVERY OFFICEBRISTOL SOUTH PDO
Sales Order Raised
AT DELIVERY OFFICEMASTRICK PDO
UNDELIVEREDITEM WRONGLY DIRECTED
ARRIVED ATJUBILEE MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOCHESTER MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOWINTON PDO
ON ITS WAY TOBOSTON PDO
ON ITS WAY TOHWDC SIGNED FOR ROAD 3
ON ITS WAY TOKENSINGTON PDO
ON ITS WAY TOGLS POLAND
ARRIVED IN THE UK
ARRIVED ATPETERBOROUGH MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOKENNEDY NEW YORK
ON ITS WAY TONORWICH MAIL CENTRE
ARRIVED ATGREENFORD MAIL CENTRE
AT DELIVERY OFFICEBURNLEY PDO
ON ITS WAY TOCHEPSTOW PDO
ON ITS WAY TOSWANSEA PDO (SECTION A AND B)
ON ITS WAY TONOTTINGHAM MAIL CENTRE
Accepted at Inward Mail Centre
DELIVERY ATTEMPTED
ON ITS WAY TOMILAN ITALY
ON ITS WAY TOMINSK BELARUS
ARRIVED ATCHESTER MAIL CENTRE
ARRIVED ATDORSET MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOPADDINGTON PDO
ON ITS WAY TOBALLYCLARE PDO
ARRIVED ATCOVENTRY CITY NORTH PDO
ON ITS WAY TOHWDC SIGNED FOR ROAD 2
ON ITS WAY TODELIVERY OFFICE
ON ITS WAY TOREDDITCH PDO
ARRIVED ATWARRINGTON MAIL CENTRE
ARRIVED ATROMFORD MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOBURNLEY PDO
ARRIVED ATCARDIFF MAIL CENTRE
AT DELIVERY OFFICEBROADSTAIRS PDO
Pre-advice Received
ON ITS WAY TOSELBY PDO
ARRIVED ATBRADFORD VALLEY PDO
ON ITS WAY TOLOS ANGELES USA
UNDELIVEREDMISSED DELIVERY
ON ITS WAY TOWALLASEY PDO
ON ITS WAY TODORSET MAIL CENTRE
AT DELIVERY OFFICESMETHWICK PDO
ON ITS WAY TOROMFORD MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOHWDC AIRSURE
ARRIVED ATREDDITCH PDO
AT DELIVERY OFFICELLANELLI PDO
ARRIVED ATPRESTON MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOCARDIFF MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOBROADSTAIRS PDO
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYKENNEDY NEW YORK
Outward RDC Volumetric Acceptance
ON ITS WAY TOHORNCHURCH PDO
ON ITS WAY TOSINGAPORE
ON ITS WAY TOVILNIUS LITHUANIA
ON ITS WAY TOKIEV COMM. OF IND. STATES
ON ITS WAY TOSMETHWICK PDO
AT DELIVERY OFFICEBOGNOR REGIS PDO
ON ITS WAY TOBEVERLEY PDO
AT DELIVERY OFFICEHASTINGS PDO
ITEM COLLECTED
ADDRESS INCOMPLETE OR INCORRECT RETURN TO SENDER
ON ITS WAY TOLLANELLI PDO
ON ITS WAY TOPRESTON MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOHONG KONG
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYMOSCOW (PCI-21)
ARRIVED ATSOUTHAMPTON MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOWARSAW POLAND
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYALMATY
ON ITS WAY TOBIRMINGHAM MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOBOGNOR REGIS PDO
ON ITS WAY TOSHEFFIELD MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOHASTINGS PDO
ON ITS WAY TOTALLIN ESTONIA
AT DELIVERY OFFICENEWBURY PDO
Ready For Delivery
ARRIVED ATSWANSEA MAIL CENTRE
ON DELIVERY
AT DELIVERY OFFICEWISBECH PDO
AT DELIVERY OFFICEEAST OXFORD PDO
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYTALLIN ESTONIA
ON ITS WAY TOCROYDON MAIL CENTRE
ARRIVED ATNOTTINGHAM MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOVICTORIA PDO
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYSINGAPORE
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYSEOUL SOUTH KOREA
ON ITS WAY TOHAVANT PDO
ON ITS WAY TORIGA OE LATVIA
ON ITS WAY TOALMATY
AT DELIVERY OFFICEARMAGH PDO
ARRIVED ATCROYDON PDO
AT DELIVERY OFFICEHARLOW PDO
ARRIVED ATMEDWAY MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOHEATHROW WORLDWIDE DC
ON ITS WAY TONEWBURY PDO
Accepted at Outward Mail Centre
ON ITS WAY TOSWANSEA MAIL CENTRE
AT DELIVERY OFFICEMORPETH PDO
ON ITS WAY TOWISBECH PDO
ON ITS WAY TOEAST OXFORD PDO
ON ITS WAY TONIGHT TO EARLY SHIFT HANDOVER
ON ITS WAY TOJUBILEE MAIL CENTRE
AT DELIVERY OFFICELEAGRAVE PDO
SUSPECTED DANGEROUSGOODS
ON ITS WAY TOSEOUL SOUTH KOREA
ON ITS WAY TOSOUTHAMPTON MAIL CENTRE (PO)
AT DELIVERY OFFICE
ON ITS WAY TOARMAGH PDO
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYDELIVERY OFFICE
ON ITS WAY TOCROYDON PDO
ON ITS WAY TOHARLOW PDO
AT DELIVERY OFFICESHEPHERDS BUSH PDO
ON ITS WAY TOMEDWAY MAIL CENTRE(ME)
SENT AT POST OFFICE
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYMILAN ITALY
ON ITS WAY TOMORPETH PDO
ON ITS WAY TOBARAJAS SPAIN
ON ITS WAY TOSWINDON MAIL CENTRE
AT DELIVERY OFFICEKINGS LYNN PDO
ON ITS WAY TOBOURNEMOUTH PDO
ON ITS WAY TOMASTRICK PDO
ON ITS WAY TOLARNAKA
ON ITS WAY TOLEAGRAVE PDO
ON ITS WAY TODO NOT FLY - NRC
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYRIGA OE LATVIA
AT DELIVERY OFFICECENTRAL MANCHESTER PDO
ARRIVED ATBELFAST MAIL CENTRE
UNDELIVEREDADDRESSEE HAS PO BOX
ARRIVED ATCROYDON MAIL CENTRE
ARRIVED ATCHELMSFORD MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOSHEPHERDS BUSH PDO
Ready for Delivery Notification
ON ITS WAY TOISLAMABAD PAKISTAN
ON ITS WAY TOWEST KENSINGTON PDO
ARRIVED ATTYNESIDE MAIL CENTRE
ARRIVED ATSELBY PDO
ON ITS WAY TOKINGS LYNN PDO
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYGLS GERMANY
ON ITS WAY TORUISLIP PDO
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYGLS CZECH REP
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYROISSY CTCI IMP RAP
AT DELIVERY OFFICEGARFORTH PDO
ON ITS WAY TOBEIJING CHINA
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYMINSK BELARUS
ARRIVED ATMANCHESTER MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOBELFAST MAIL CENTRE
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYTEL AVIV ISRAEL
ON ITS WAY TOCHELMSFORD MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOBRISTOL MAIL CENTRE
Delivery Made Notification
ARRIVED IN COUNTRYMILAN
ON ITS WAY TOTYNESIDE MAIL CENTRE
AT DELIVERY OFFICEWEST READING PDO
ARRIVED ATLEEDS MAIL CENTRE
ON ITS WAY TOGLS GERMANY
Arrived (MDN) At
On Its Way To Toronto Canada
ON ITS WAY TO TORONTO CANADA
ARRIVED (MDN) AT
Arrived IN Country Torino Italy
Outbound in sorting center
Inbound in sorting center
Accepted by carrier
Waiting for pickup
Shipment confirmation
Delivered. Your item was delivered.
Available for Pickup
Arrived at Unit
Undelivered Addressee HAS PO BOX
In Transit to Destination
Inbound Out of Customs
Processed Through Facility
Arrived IN Country Kennedy New York
On Its Way To Kennedy New York
On Its Way To Heathrow Worldwide DC
Acceptance
Item Collected
Sent At Post Office