The Office of Posts and Telecommunications (OPT-NC), France's designated operator for New Caledonia, wishes to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators of the following new delivery arrangements as of 2 November 2021:
- Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring the addressee's signature on delivery at OPT-NC post office counters: items will again be handed over to the addressee upon signature, following an identity check where appropriate.
- Letter-post, parcel-post and EMS items requiring the addressee's signature on home delivery by an OPT-NC postman/woman: the postal official will identify him or herself to the addressee, step back two metres, collect the name of the person taking receipt of the item and, in agreement with the addressee, sign the proof of delivery on his or her behalf (following checking of the identity document if appropriate); the item will then be deposited on the doorstep, and the person receiving the item will not directly sign the proof of delivery. Should the addressee not agree to have the proof of delivery signed on his or her behalf, the item will be made available for collection at an OPT-NC post office.
OPT-NC thanks all Union member countries and their designated operators for their understanding; it will provide updates on this situation via EmIS.