Overseas air mail from Hong Kong has a transit time of between three to 17 working days to get to the United States. The time is subject to conditions during times of year with peak postal traffic.
The government-administered Hong Kong Post offers several options for overseas air mail. Registered air mail allows the status of the package to be checked online at any time and provides insurance in case of loss or damage. Compensation depends on the weight of the item and postage paid if loss occurs. Time of departure can vary during periods of peak mail traffic by as much as seven days after postage.