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The mail delivery may be disrupted due to exceptional circumstances (a strike, illness or extreme weather conditions). In that case, we do all that we can to deliver your mail correctly and as quickly as possible.

You have only received part of your mail or none at all for some time now? Perhaps something has gone wrong with the forwarding of your mail or your contract with the Moving department has expired. Check this in the frequently asked questions about the Moving department.

You didn't move recently? Report your incorrect postal delivery online, preferably via the form at the bottom of this page. We will ask for your contact details so that we can inform the right employee and can deliver your mail correctly in the future. There is no barcode on Letters and Cards. Unfortunately, we cannot trace mail that you missed in the past. 

We are sorry that our postman did not place your mail in your letterbox. The best way to report this is via the online form at the bottom of this page. We will ask for your contact details so that we can talk to the right postman about this.

Is the address correct on the letters that you receive? bpost delivers shipments based on the address, not the name. We are required to deliver letters intended for your address to you. You no longer want to receive someone else's letters? Cross out the address, write on the envelope that this person no longer lives at this address, then place the letter in a red mailbox or in the mailbox at a Post Office. We will inform the sender.

Is the address on the letters that you receive incorrect? We are sorry that our postman is delivering someone else's mail in your letterbox. The best way to report this is via the online form at the bottom of this page. We will ask for your contact details so that we can talk to the right postman about this. 

Such a delay is exceptional. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please call customer service if you wish to make a complaint.

In principle, bpost does not open letters. There are a number of reasons why we do open letters (read the General Terms and Conditions):

  • We cannot deliver the letter to the addressee and there is no return address on the envelope. We open the letter to identify the sender. That enables us to return the letter.
  • Our sorting machines damage the envelope. That happens occasionally to thick letters. In that case, the sender should choose a reinforced envelope or a parcel.

If the sender wants to send an important letter, we advise him/her to use Registered Mail. The addressee must sign for receipt. The sender can also choose a proof of receipt via text message or email. The sender can also insure the contents of the letter. Note: sending money is forbidden.

If you still think that your letter was wrongfully damaged, you can report this via the online form at the bottom of this page. Please note: only the sender can receive compensation for damaged mail. Read the General Terms and Conditions.

It's possible that our sorting machines damaged the envelope. That happens occasionally to thick letters or letters with a special size. In that case, the sender should choose a reinforced envelope or a parcel.

If the sender wants to send an important letter, we advise him/her to use registered mail. The addressee must sign for receipt. The sender can also choose a proof of receipt via text message or email. The sender can also insure the contents of the letter. Note: sending money is forbidden.

If you still think that your letter was wrongly damaged, you can report this via the online form at the bottom of this page. Please note: only the sender can receive compensation for damaged mail. Read the General Terms and Conditions.

If you have a no-advertising sticker and you still receive unaddressed advertising, contact our Customer Care Centre. Take into account that bpost is not the only company to deliver free local papers.