DHL Express tracking statuses explained

We never, ever have customs issues with DHL shipments. To date, we've shipped many tens of thousands of parcels to Australia and have not had a single one confiscated by Australian Customs (either by DHL, or standard post.)

Remember, you can call DHL on 13 14 06 at any time to seek clarification about the tracking status of your order. DHL operators answer all calls immediately.

Status

Translation

Shipment information received

Vapoureyes has printed your shipping label and your parcel is sitting in a stack awaiting pickup by the DHL courier.

Shipment picked up

Your parcel has been picked up by the DHL driver.

Customs status updated

Customs have processed your parcel. Click the red "further detail" link on the tracking page to see any relevant information about the customs process.

DHL Needs further information from the importer

Typically, this status will be automatically cleared and you don't need to provide any further information. In very rare cases, DHL will contact you via phone or email if they need information, but the status usually just clears automatically and the parcel is delivered. You do not need to contact us or DHL if you see this tracking status.

Shipment has been given a release by Customs

Customs have inspected your parcel and cleared it for delivery.

Shipment on hold

Your parcel is in a holding area with thousands of other parcels waiting to be moved to a different part of DHL's delivery network. This is completely normal, and doesn't affect the speed at which your parcel is delivered. Almost every single DHL parcel will show this status at one point or another, it's nothing to worry about and you do not need to contact us or DHL about it.

Unless there is an adhoc exam or a stop by another regulatory authority the shipment will proceed to delivery

Your parcel has been cleared for delivery, and the only thing that might interrupt it is if customs decide to arbitrarily pull your parcel out of the queue for further inspection. This almost never happens, and if it does you don't need to do anything and you don't need to contact us or DHL about it, customs will clear the parcel shortly afterwards.