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How To Correctly Write an Address

Too often a simple error or a missing detail can mean your shipment will arrive late or not at all.

How To Write an International Address

International address formats are similar in structure to domestic addresses. Just be aware of minor variations in format among countries. Taking a little extra time to clarify the correct format can make all the difference when shipping overseas.

For example, in the United Kingdom it’s common to include the county or metropolitan area before the postal code:

RECEIVER’S NAME
47 ANYVILLE RD
READING
BERKSHIRE
RG1 1AT
UNITED KINGDOM

In France, the postal code precedes the town or city name:

RECEIVER’S NAME
APARTMENT 2
47 ANYTOWN RUE
01234 ANYVILLE
FRANCE

And in India, it’s common to include the state before the postal code:

RECEIVER’S NAME
47 ANYTOWN ROAD
CHENNAI
TAMIL NADU 600 002
INDIA

Due to India's Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements, we recommend adding a valid contact number - mobile (+91-12345678) or landline (+91-022-1234567) - with the address.

The Universal Postal Union, which governs postal standards worldwide, provides a handy online directory of address formats for countries around the world.

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