Can bpost open my parcel?

bpost has the right to open shipments with Belgium as the destination:

  • if they cannot be delivered to the addressee;
  • and if the address of the sender is not on the parcel.

If we still cannot deliver the shipment to the addressee's address after opening it, then the parcel can be destroyed as from a certain period after it was sent:

  • after 6 months for registered mail and shipments with a guarantee
  • after 3 months for other shipments

After the aforementioned period has expired, valuables and valuable documents included in these shipments become property of the Belgian Treasury. International shipments can also be opened by bpost if the address is not on the shipment.

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