How to address mail

  • Using the correct address format and postcode makes sorting mail faster and easier and reduces the chance of mail going to the wrong address.

Addressing tips

  • Write the return address in small letters on one line in the top left-hand corner or on the back of the envelope
  • If you want to put the name of a person or business, put this at the top (on the top line)
  • The stamp goes into the top right-hand corner
  • Print clearly
  • Write the address in this order
    • Receiver (person or business)
    • Delivery address
    • Village/town Postcode
    • Island
  • Use a light-coloured envelope made of firm paper or card
  • Line the address up on the left hand side.


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