Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Mailing address formats

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Mailing address formats

NOTE: The field labels used in the examples are to show the expected contents of the fields and should not necessarily be used as field labels on a web form. Field labels should vary by country and language.

These forms also do not show required fields by country. They do, however, show as drop downs those fields where a mutually exclusive and complete list of options might be presented for the customer.

Format Number by Country

Country Format number
Afghanistan C2
Åland Islands C1
Albania C20
Algeria C1
American Samoa C7
Andorra C1
Angola C8
Anguilla C9
Antigua and Barbuda C22
Argentina C1
Armenia C1
Aruba C8
Ascension Island C36
Australia C7
Austria C38
Azerbaijan C1
Bahamas C14
Bahrain C9
Bangladesh C9
Barbados C9
Belarus C38
Belgium C1
Belize C8
Benin C8
Bermuda C9
Bhutan C9
Bolivia C8
Bonaire C14
Bosnia-Hercegovina C1
Botswana C15
Brazil C6
British Antarctic Territory none
British Virgin Islands C40
Brunei Darussalam C9
Bulgaria C1
Burkina Faso C1
Burundi C8
Cambodia C26
Cameroon C8
Canada C7
Cape Verde C1
Cayman Islands C33
Central African Republic C8
Chad C8
Chile C1
China C1, C9
Christmas Island C7
Cocos (Keeling) Islands C7
Colombia C9
Comoros C8
Congo (Democratic Republic of - Kinshasa) C1
Congo (Republic of the - Brazzaville) C8
Cook Islands C34
Costa Rica C16
Croatia C1
Cuba C1
Curaçao C14
Cyprus C1
Czechia / Czech Republic C1
Denmark C1
Djibouti C8
Dominica C8
Dominican Republic C1
East Timor C9
Ecuador C17
Egypt C18
El Salvador C19
Equatorial Guinea C8
Eritrea C8
Estonia C1
Ethiopia C1
Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands C1
Falkland Islands C2
Fiji C8
Finland C1
France C1
French Guiana C1
French Polynesia C1
Gabon C8
Gambia C8
Georgia C1
Germany C1
Ghana C8
Gibraltar C2
Greece C1
Greenland C1
Grenada C8
Guadeloupe C1
Guam C7
Guatemala C43
Guernsey C2
Guinea C39
Guinea-Bissau C1
Guyana C8
Haiti C1
Holy See C6
Honduras C6
Hong Kong C10
Hungary C3
Iceland C1
India C9
Indonesia C9
Iran C1
Iraq C2
Ireland C4
Isle of Man C2
Israel C1
Italy C6
Ivory Coast C8
Jamaica C11
Japan C12
Jersey C2
Jordan C9
Kazakhstan C3
Kenya C47
Kiribati C50
Kosovo C1
Kuwait C1
Kyrgyzstan C3
Laos C1
Latvia C9
Lebanon C9
Lesotho C9
Liberia C1
Libya C8
Liechtenstein C1
Lithuania C1
Luxembourg C1
Macao C35
Madagascar C1
Malawi C1
Malaysia C42
Maldives C9
Mali C8
Malta C5
Marshall Islands C7
Martinique C1
Mauritania C8
Mauritius C9
Mayotte C1
Mexico C6
Micronesia C7
Moldova C1
Monaco C1
Mongolia C9
Montenegro C1
Montserrat C9
Morocco C1
Mozambique C1
Myanmar C32
Namibia C2
Nauru C23
Nepal C9
Netherlands C1
New Caledonia C1
New Zealand C13
Nicaragua C41
Niger C1
Nigeria C19
Niue C2
Norfolk Island C7
North Macedonia C1
Northern Mariana Islands C7
Norway C1
Oman C24
Pakistan C9
Palau C7
Panama C26
Papua New Guinea C19
Paraguay C1
Peru C49
Philippines C6
Pitcairn Islands name only required
Poland C1
Portugal C1
Puerto Rico C9
Qatar C8
Reunion C1
Romania C1
Russia C45
Rwanda C8
Saba C14
Saint-Barthélemy C1
Saint Helena C36
Saint Kitts and Nevis C51
Saint-Martin C1
Saint Lucia C9
Saint Pierre and Miquelon C1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines C2
Samoa C2
San Marino C6
Sao Tome and Principe C8
Saudi Arabia C1
Senegal C1
Serbia C48
Seychelles C22
Sierra Leone C8
Singapore C9
Sint Eustatius C14
Sint Maarten C14
Slovakia C1
Slovenia C1
Solomon Islands C22
Somalia C7
South Africa C2
South Korea C9
South Sudan C17
Spain C6
Sri Lanka C2
Sudan C17
Suriname C8
Swaziland C2
Sweden C1
Switzerland (French-speaking) C1
Switzerland (German-speaking) C1
Switzerland (Italian-speaking) C1
Syria C8
Taiwan C9
Tajikistan C1
Tanzania C1
Thailand C27
Togo C8
Tokelau C46
Tonga none
Trinidad and Tobago C9
Tunisia C1
Turkey C1
Turkmenistan C28
Turks and Caicos Islands C34
Tuvalu C22
Uganda C8
Ukraine C28
United Arab Emirates C29
United Kingdom C2
United States of America C7
United States Virgin [[Islands C7
Uruguay C1
Uzbekistan C30
Vanuatu C8
Venezuela C31
Vietnam C9
Wallis and Futuna C37
Western Sahara C1
Yemen C8
Zambia C1
Zimbabwe C8

C1) For: Aland Islands; Algeria; Andorra; Argentina; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belgium; Bosnia-Hercegovina; Bulgaria; Burkina Faso; Cape Verde; Chile; China (some); Congo (Democratic Republic of - Kinshasa); Croatia; Cuba; Cyprus; Czechia / Czech Republic; Denmark; Dominican Republic; Estonia; Ethiopia; Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands; Finland; France; French Guiana; French Polynesia; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Greenland; Guadeloupe; Guinea-Bissau; Haiti; Iceland; Iran; Israel; Kosovo; Kuwait; Laos; Liberia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Madagascar; Malawi; Martinique; Mayotte; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Mozambique; Netherlands; New Caledonia; Niger; North Macedonia; Norway; Paraguay; Poland; Portugal; Reunion; Romania; Saint-Barthelemy; Saint-Martin; SAint Pierre and Miquelon; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Slovakia; Slovenia; Sweden; Switzerland; Tajikistan; Tanzania, Tunisia; Turkey; Uruguay; Western Sahara; Zambia

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C2) For: Afghanistan; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Guernsey; Iraq; Isle of Man; Jersey; Namibia; Niue; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Swaziland; United Kingdom

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C3) For: Hungary; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan

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C4) For: Ireland

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C5) For: Malta

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C6) For: Brazil; Holy See; Honduras; Italy; Mexico; Philippines; San Marino; Spain

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C7) For: American Samoa; Australia; Canada; Christmas Island; Cocos (Keeling) Islands; Guam; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Norfolk Island; Northern Mariana Islands; Palau; Somalia; United States of America; United States Virgin Islands

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C8) For: Angola; Aruba; Belize; Benin; Bolivia; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo (Republic of the - Brazzaville); Djibouti; Dominica; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Grenada; Guyana; Ivory Coast; Libya; Mali; Mauritania; Qatar; Rwanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Sierra Leone; Syria; Togo; Uganda; Vanuatu; Yemen; Zimbabwe

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C9) For: Anguilla, Bahrain; Bangladesh; Barbados; Bermuda; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; China (some); Colombia; East Timor; India; Indonesia; Jordan; Latvia; Lebanon; Lesotho; Maldives; Mauritius; Mongolia; Montserrat; Nepal; Pakistan; Puerto Rico; Saint Lucia; Suriname; Singapore; South Korea; Taiwan; Trinidad and Tobago;Vietnam

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C10) For: Hong Kong

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C11) For: Jamaica

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C12) For: Japan

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C13) For: New Zealand

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C14) For: Bahamas; Bonaire; Curacao; Saba; Sint Eustatius; Sint Maarten

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C15) For: Botswana

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C16) For: Costa Rica

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C17) For: Ecuador; South Sudan, Sudan

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C18) For: Egypt

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C19) For: El Salvador; Nigeria; Papua New Guinea

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C20) For: Albania

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C22) For: Antigua and Barbuda; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Tuvalu

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C23) For: Nauru

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C24) For: Oman

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C25) For: Panama

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C26) For: Cambodia; Panama

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C27) For: Thailand

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C28) For: Turkmenistan; Ukraine

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C29) For: United Arab Emirates

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C30) For: Uzbekistan

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C31) For: Venezuela

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C32) For: Myanmar

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C33) For: Cayman Islands

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C34) For: Cook Islands; Turks and Caicos Islands

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C35) For: Macao

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C36) For: Ascension Island, Saint Helena

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C37) For: Wallis and Futuna

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C38) For: Austria; Belarus

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C39) For: Guinea

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C40) For: British Virgin Islands

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C41) For: Nicaragua

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C42) For: Malaysia

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C43) For: Guatemala

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C44) Not currently required

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C45) For: Russia

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C46) For: Tokelau

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C47) For: Kenya

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C48) For: Serbia

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C49) For: Peru

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C50) For: Kiribati

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C51) For: Saint Kitts and Nevis

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