How To Write The Address On A Letter Or Envelope
Writing the address on a letter or an envelope is an everyday practice that can sometimes become quite complicated. In this article, we'll explain, step-by-step, how to write the address of the person we want to send the envelope or package to.
- Letter or envelope
The address format of an envelope should include the following information:
- Line 1: Identity of the recipient (Title, first and last name; company name, etc.)
- Line 2: Property number or name / street name / apartment number.
- Line 3: County.
- Line 4: Postal code.
When sending a package or an envelope to a company. In this case, the address format is as follows:
- Line 1: Identity of the recipient (Title, first and last name; company name, etc.).
- Line 2: Further information about who the delivery is for the attention of (Department, position...).
- Line 3: Further information about geographic location (Estate, urbanisation etc.).
- Line 4: Property number or name / street name / floor number.
- Line 5: County.
- Line 6: Postal code.
In you're sending a letter or package to an address abroad, follow these guidelines:
- Line 1: Identity of the recipient (Title, first and last name, company name, etc.)
- Line 2: Type of road / street name / street number - floor - staircase.
- Line 3: Postal Code - locality.
- Line 4: Country
When you send something within your own country you would normally write the street address as: 7 Mayor Street. But if you're sending something to, say, Spain it would be the other way around. In this case the street type will come first, followed by the street name and then the number. There are other street abbreviations including: Ave. Blvd, etc.
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- Write the address for where you're sending the package clearly and in large print.
- Write the address on the envelope in pen.