Best practice to follow in mailing

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Best practices in mailing physical things around the world, which is sometimes required for a global organization :) List information about shipping internationally through customs, if you know it.

EuropeEdit

European Union taxation and customs rulesEdit

  • The duty-free limit for shipments from outside the European Union is currently (since late 2008) €150. Shipments marked as gifts are tax-free, as well.
  • Customs officers very often ask about the contents of the shipment, and it is advised to enclose a list of contents, even without giving the exact numbers.
  • If sending a package to a chapter, please check if it has an EORI number (EORI FAQ at the HM Revenue & Customs). Getting an EORI number may take some time, so if it hasn't got it, please consider sending the package to an individual.
  • List things as gifts on Customs Form to avoid tax

By countryEdit

AustriaEdit

An example of a letter sent to Austria:

Herr Franz Huber
Beethovenstrasse 12
1010 WIEN
AUSTRIA

BelgiumEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Belgium:

Mr Willy Janssens
Lange Stationsstraat 352
3000 LEUVEN
BELGIUM

BulgariaEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Bulgaria:
Dr Tzantcho Gantchev
Dimo Hadjikimov 6
1606 SOFIA
BULGARIA

CroatiaEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Croatia:
Ana Car
Ilica 25
41 000 ZAGREB
CROATIA

Czech RepublicEdit

An example of a letter sent to the Czech Republic:

M. Miroslav Ondevejka
Fibichova 92
125 02 PRAGUE 3
CZECH REPUBLIC

DenmarkEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Denmark:
Mr Thor Nielsen
Tietgensgade 137
8800 VIBORG
DENMARK

FranceEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to France
M./Mme Robert MARTIN
3 Rue de l’Église
Dunes
82340 AUVILLAR
FRANCE
  • The French Postal Service state that the surname must be in capital letters and remember "M." for male and "Mme" (or "Mle") for female

GermanyEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Germany:

Female

Fr. F Meier
Weberstr. 2
53113 BONN 1
GERMANY

Male

Hr. P Kunde
Lange Str. 12
04103 LEIPZIG
GERMANY

GreeceEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Greece
Mr George Latsis
Alkamenou 37
117 80 ATHENS
GREECE

HungaryEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Hungary
M. Horvath LASZLO
Budapest
Kossuth u.7
1055
HUNGARY

IcelandEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Iceland
Mr Jon Jonsson
Einimel 80
107 REYKJAVIK
ICELAND

IrelandEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Ireland
Mr Gerard Carey
45 O’Connell Street
DUBLIN 1
REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
  • Only Dublin, the capital of Ireland requires a postcode. So for all other addresses disregard "DUBLIN 1"

ItalyEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Italy:
Sig. Giovanni Masci
via Garibaldi 27
47037 RIMINI RN
ITALY

LuxembourgEdit

An example of a letter sent to Luxembourg:

M. Jaques Muller
71 route de Longway
4750 PETANGE
LUXEMBOURG

PolandEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to a Polish resident:
Mr Jan Kowalski
ul. Niepodległości 2
60-549 Poznań
  • An example of a leter sent to Polish business:
Stowarzyszenie Wikimedia Polska
ul. Tuwima 95, pok. 15
90-031 Łódź
  • Addresses must include the name of the recipient (an individual or an organisation), street name and house/flat number, a 5-digit ZIP code and city/village name.

PortugalEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Portugal
Rosalina Silva
R Conde Redondo 80
1192 LISBOA CODEX
PORTUGAL
  • Addresses must have a zip code (4 digit number, with a 3 digit code appended and the name of the place)

RomaniaEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Romania:
Mr Gheorghe Petraru
Bd Golescu 38
77113 BUCHAREST
ROMANIA

SpainEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Spain
Sra Ana Jiménez
Mimbreras 4
03201 ELCHE (Alicante)
SPAIN

SwedenEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Sweden from abroad:
Inger Lilja
Vasavägen 3, 4tr.
SE-582 20 LINKÖPING
SWEDEN
  • An example of a letter sent within Sweden:
Inger Lilja
Vasavägen 3, 4tr.
582 20 LINKÖPING

SwitzerlandEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Switzerland:
M. Andre Perret
Schanzenstrasse 7
3030 BERNE
SWITZERLAND

The Netherlands (Holland)Edit

  • An example of a letter sent to The Netherlands (Holland):
Mr J van Dieten
Morsstr 111
2312 BK LEIDEN
THE NETHERLANDS
  • There should be a double space between the postcode and the post town

UkraineEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Thailand
Mrs L Projivalsky
252001 KIEV
Prospect F Skaryna
UKRAINE

United KingdomEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to the United Kingdom:
Mr. John Smith
123 London Road
LONDON
SW1A 2AA
UNITED KINGDOM
  • As long as you write the street number and postcode you are guaranteed delivery
  • Putting "UNITED KINGDOM" includes the 4 constituent countries being England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland
  • Name (1st line), House No/Name and Road Name (2nd line), Town/City Name (3rd line), Postcode (4th line), UNITED KINGDOM (5th line).
  • In order to get more information on UK addressees one refer Address-Data.co.uk

AmericasEdit

BrazilEdit

An example of a letter sent to Brazil:

Sr. Ronaldo Ganclaves
Av Paulista 952, Apto 16
B VISTA
01311-300 Sâo Paulo - SP
BRAZIL
  • Addresses must have a neighbourhood, city, state, and zip code (8 digit number, 5 for determine the city - 3 as appended).
  • Are really rare a shipper require a phone or email address of recipient.

CanadaEdit

  • An Example of a letter to send to Canada
M. John Smith
150 Rue Nepeau App 5
OTTAWA ON K1P 2P6
Canada
  • You must then also then include a return address in the top left corner as mail without that will be refused by the Canadian Postal Service.

MexicoEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Mexico:
Mr Joaquim Cepeda
San Antonio Abad 120 – Piso 4
06820 CIUDAD DE MEXICO
MEXICO

U.S.A.Edit

  • An example of a letter sent to the United States of America:
Mr George Bush
1612 Dexter Street
FORT WAYNE IN 46805
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • The abbreviation "USA" is also acceptable
  • Addresses must have a city, state, and zip code (5 digit number, sometimes with a 4 digit code appended)
  • shippers often require a phone or email address of recipient

AsiaEdit

IndiaEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to India:

Male

Shri Govind Singh
Advocate
35 Mandir Marg
NEW DELHI 110 001
INDIA

Female

Smt. Lakshmi Ramudu
21, Temple Street
BUKKAPATNAM PO
Anantapur District
Andhra Pradesh 515 144
  • India Post recommends using BLOCK CAPITAL letters for the postal town.

JapanEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Japan:
Mr Yushi Morimoto
504 Kasumigaseki 1 chome,
Chiyoda-ku
TOKYO
100 JAPAN

KoreaEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to South Korea:
Mr Hong Kil-Dong
100 Sejongno, Jongno-gu
SEOUL 110-050
REPUBLIC OF KOREA

SingaporeEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Singapore:
Mr Tan Kay Hui
532 Chai Chee Road
SINGAPORE 1646
REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

ThailandEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Thailand:
Mr Sudhorn Yoothong
13/54-26 Chaeng Waltana Road
Bang Kehn
BANGKOK 10002
THAILAND

Middle EastEdit

IsraelEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Israel:

Mr G Kaul
27 Rue Yafo
91999 JERUSALEM
ISRAEL

TurkeyEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Turkey:
Mr Mazhar Alkan
Iskele Caddesi 35
06101 ANKARA
TURKEY

AustralasiaEdit

AustraliaEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to Australia:
Mr J Brownhall
264 High Street
ALLAMBIE NSW 2100
AUSTRALIA

New ZealandEdit

  • An example of a letter sent to New Zealand:
Mr B Parker
64 Waterloo Quay
WELLINGTON 1
NEW ZEALAND

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