To ensure a precise and timely delivery of a postal item to its recipient, correct preparation of the item is of great importance.
The address of the addressee (recipient) is specified in the lower right part or the centre of the postal item (the side of the envelope without a fold-out edge).
The address on a postal item consists of several parts: street, house name or number, apartment number, city or village, parish, region, postal code.
The address may include a PO box, and the item may be addressed to a post office to be delivered upon request.
Abbreviations used in addresses:
On international postal items, addresses are written with Roman letters and Arabic numerals, according to the reproduction of language of the country of delivery in Roman letters.
The name of the country shall be written in capital letters in the language of the country of delivery, in English or in French.
When mailing an item to the USA, all parts of the address shall be written in capital letters.
To ensure fast and precise delivery, prepare the postal item correctly: