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Summary of Address Formatting Standards at the
Type or hand print in dark ink on a light background.
Preferred location for secondary address unit designators such as apartment
are at the end of the delivery address line:
JOHN DOE 425 FLOWER BLVD # 72 SPRINGFIELD VA 22162-1058 (Note: Space between # and number)If All Delivery Address Line Information cannot be continued in the Delivery Address Line, place secondary address on the line immediately above.
MR M MURRAY APT C 5800 SPRINGFIELD GARDENS CIR SPRINGFIELD VA 22162-1058 ATTN JOHN DOE ABC COMPANY 1401 W MAIN ST FALLS CHURCH VA 22041-1441 JOE DOE #234 10 MAIN ST STE 11 HERNDON VA 22071-2716 ABC COMPANY PO BOX 1001 FALLS CHURCH VA 22041-1001 JOE DOE PMB 234 RR 1 BOX 12 HERNDON VA 22071-2716 MS HELEN SAUNDERS 1010 CLEAR STREET OTATAWA ON K1A 0B1 CANADA
Numeric Street Names:|
Numeric street names, for example, 7TH ST or SEVENTH ST, should be output on the mailpiece exactly as they appear in the ZIP+4 file. The numeric form, e.g. 7TH ST, is usually preferred.
SAKS FIFTH AVENUE 611 5TH AVE NEW YORK NY 10022-6813 Highway Names: INTERSTATE 80 US HIGHWAY 1 STATE HIGHWAY 335 STATE ROUTE 39 COUNTY ROAD 20 ROAD 123 Directionals: E 8TH ST NW SMITH ST (no space) NORTH AVE 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVE N W (space) SOUTHEAST FWY NInternational Addresses should have the COUNTRY name only, written in full on the bottom line of the address.
PUERTO RICO is treated as a State in the U.S.
AE - Europe: AE 090-092 Germany, AE 093 Contingency, AE 094 United Kingdom
Overseas: e.g. for Kandahar Airfield (KAF), Afghanistan Name: NO RANK Unit 451 AEW or whatever Group assigned/Office symbol or your specific unit here if you know it APO AE 09355Mail takes 7-10 days to arrive from the states. They receive mail seven days a week.
According to apoaddress.com, Armed Forces (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine, National Guard or Navy units) deployed inside Afghanistan and Iraq are provided United States Postal Service (USPS) through Kuwait APO numbers, however I could not find Afghanistan APO at the USPS or anywhere else.
355 Remove Certain Words: (Source: Addressing Standards (pdf) at pe.usps.gov)
Replace or remove certain words as listed below. However, the use of standard business word abbreviations is preferred over removal of words. The following compression technique should be applied only if the standard abbreviations do not meet particular business needs.
PMB - Private Mail Box - Private companies may uniquely identify, by number, individuals or offices within their company for the purpose of simplifying their internal mail distribution.
MSC - Mail Stop Code - Similar to PMB
MPS - U.S. Military Postal Service
MSPA - Military Postal Service Agency
APO - Army Post Office
FPO - Fleet Post Office
Street Suffix Abbreviations
See: Addressing Standards (pdf)
at USPS.gov for others.
US Postal Service (USPS):
Addressing Standards (pdf)
Addressing Tips & Tools
Acronyms & Abbreviations list
USPS - ZIP Code Lookup - Search By City
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