FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
TRACK AND TRACE
A tracking number or ID is a combination of numbers and possibly letters that uniquely identifies your shipment for national or international tracking.
Usually, the shipper or online shop is able to provide the tracking number or ID. If you have ordered a product in an online shop, the confirmation email or shipment tracking notification often contains the tracking number or ID.
If not, please contact your shipper or online shop.
For examples of the tracking numbers used on DHL shipments, .
Tracking events usually appear 24-48 hours after receiving the Track and Trace ID. In general, once the shipment has reached our facility, a tracking event will appear.
Please make sure you entered the correct tracking number in the correct format (explanations and examples of national and international tracking numbers are further up this site). If your tracking ID is not working, please contact your shipper or online shop.
If you do not have a tracking number, we advise you to contact your shipper. However, if you have other shipping reference numbers, they may work using shipment tracking systems of the specific business unit in charge of the shipment (for example: DHL Express or DHL Freight).
DHL Parcel has a partnership with Itella. International shipments will be collected from the sender and brought into Latvia by DHL Parcel. The delivery is then handled by Itella.
Once your shipment has been handed over to us by the sender, delivery time is based on the service selected. The sender, merchant or online shop usually indicates the delivery time on its website.
Please keep in mind that delivery times can vary depending on the product/service chosen and origin/destination relation; from 2-3 days for neighboring countries and up to 20 days for countries with long distances.
Delivery delays can result from factors, such as weather incidents, customs or backlogs.
In case your international shipment has not arrived within 10 days after the expected delivery time, please contact your shipper or online shop to start an investigation with DHL for lost items. Please understand that only the shipper can start an investigation as he is the contract partner of DHL.
The standard delivery option in the Baltics is to locker or parcelshop. A change of address is not foreseen. Only in cases where an item cannot be delivered to a parcelshop or locker (e.g. due to the dimensions of the parcel) a doorstep delivery will be arranged.
As the standard delivery option is parcelshop or locker, changes in delivery day or time are not foreseen. In cases where an item cannot be delivered to a parcelshop or locker (e.g. due to the dimensions of the parcel) a doorstep delivery at a suitable time will be arranged.
All DHL Parcels in Latvia are delivered by our exclusive partner Itella. In case of a damaged shipment or missing content, please follow the instructions on Itella's Website.
Here you can find all relevant information for your next steps.
In case your shipment has not arrived within 10 days after the expected delivery time, please contact your shipper or online shop. The shipper can claim the lost parcel with DHL.
Please understand that only the shipper can file a claim as he is the contract partner of DHL.
Delays of up to 10 days are unfortunately possible due to e.g. weather incidents, customs or operational backlogs.
Shipments must be custom cleared. Customs clearance processing times differ from country to country and cannot be influenced by DHL. For some countries, duties and taxes may be due. Customs may hold your shipment because they require more information. In this case, they will contact you.
Duties and taxes are consumption taxes. Customs duties are levied on certain goods purchased abroad. Value added taxes (VAT) are usually levied in the country where the purchased goods are consumed. Duties and taxes differ per country. Depending on the country, duties and taxes are settled with the post office or the customs office. You can find more information about customs on the website of your local customs authority.