WAS A PUBLIC SERVICE OF the ex-KERMIT PROJECT AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. Mc Kown, US Army Postal Operations, Germany (APO/FPO/DPO). Farnworth, Andrew Leonard, Chris Woodhouse (Royal Mail), Philip Woods, John Marsh, Paolo Montanelli, Angela Watts, Gary Delaney, Kevin Tarr, "Rick".
Format: handmade HTML with accented or non-Roman characters encoded in UTF-8, properly announced to allow inclusion of text in many languages and scripts. Barthélemy; Diego García) Fridjon Gudjohnsen (Iceland). [ Next ] [ Top ] [ Contents ] [ Index ] [ Home ] This document tries to describe – or invent when necessary – conventions for addressing postal mail from within the USA to other countries that are both (a) effective (i.e.
For more information about UTF-8 CLICK HERE and HERE. have a good chance of working), and (b) as inoffensive as possible when addressing choices might be controversial.
The UTF-8 version includes text in Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Thai, Khmer, and other scripts that can't be represented in Latin-1 but are easily accommodated by UTF-8. Anybody who can supply missing country names or other relevant items in native language and script is welcome to send them in; I'll be glad to add them (with credit, of course). But for some countries, the UPU provides the only guidance available.
Periodic updates of any postal reference are necessary because countries change, provinces within countries change, postal codes change, addressing standards and recommendations change. Eduard Vopicka, Radovan Garabík (The Czech Republic and Slovakia). Marjan Baće, Sindi Keesan, David Vidmar, Bojan Milenkovic (The Former Yugoslavia). It should also be noted that addressing guidelines are incidental to the UPU's primary mission, which is creating standards for the description of postal addresses (that is, defining and naming the elements), not for their rendition, which is left to each country.
This document reflects the changes, rather than simply starting over, because at the time we were faced with a big address conversion problem. Rationale: if you address mail from the USA to WESTERN SAHARA, the USPS won't know what to do with it. to keep the number of tables to a minimum and avoid duplications – these choices are purely logistical and not political or ideological.
Such events will continue to happen as time goes on so it's useful to recall their impact, even on this tiny area of human endeavor. Topi Linkala, Miikka-Markus Alhonen, Jarkko Hietaniemi, Era Eriksson (Finland). If you want to send mail to SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON (a part of France that is in Canada) from the USA, it doesn't make sense for the mail to go all the way to France and back. When this document was first written for internal use in the late 1980s, the United States Postal Service (USPS) had no published guidelines for addressing international mail – if it did, we'd have just used them.person's name) at the top, proceeding to the most general (largest) item (i.e. This order is not necessarily used in other countries (e.g.Iran, Russia), but since we are sending mail from the USA, it might be safer to use it in all cases because our own postal service must process the address first.All USPS links in this page were converted to https in July 2017, but not every single one of them has been tested; if you find nonfunctional USPS (or any other) links, please let me know.Abbreviations and Acronyms: order, with the most specific (smallest) item (e.g.I'm not sure it is still true (in 2004) that the USPS does not care about different destinations within a big country.