How long does it take for a parcel to be returned from abroad? The returns process for shipments from abroad can take several weeks. This is because parcels are first collected by the foreign carriers and then sent to the Netherlands. Related questions What is the maximum allowed weight of a return parcel? Do the same conditions apply to return shipments as for outbound shipments? Where can my customer drop of the parcel? What are the maximum allowed dimensions of a return shipment? Why are the prices for return shipments and outbound shipments not the same?