Addressing Standards

Did you know our fantastic mail sorting machines, sort overĀ 89,000 items every day?

To help our machine sort your post as efficiently as possible we have put together the examples below on how to address your items to get to its final destination as quickly as possible.

Correctly labelling an address

Local Address

Name of Addressee
House name
Street name
PARISH (in capitals)
POST CODE (in capitals)

PO Box Address

Name of Addressee
PO Box Number
PARISH (in capitals)
POST CODE (in capitals)

UK Address

Name of addressee
House number and street name
CITY or TOWN (in capitals)
POST CODE (in capitals)

Top tips for speedy processing

Following the tips below will help to ensure that your posted items avoid any unnecessary delays as they pass through the postal network.

Channel Islands

Please do not include Channel Islands at the end of the address

Sending parcels & letters

Avoid full stops

Letter sorting machines process more quickly if there are no full stops or commas at the end of address lines.

Sending parcels & letters

Always include the post code

Always include the POST CODE on its own in capitals on the last line of the address.

Sending parcels & letters

Include a return address

It's always best to include a return address on items that you're sending, especially those being sent off-island. In that way, any items that can't be delivered can be returned directly to you.

Sending parcels & letters

Any Jersey stamps can be used to send an item from Jersey to any country in the world, provided that the total value of the stamps applied adds up to the correct postage cost for the size, weight and destination of the item.

It is very difficult to provide exact delivery timescales to off-island addresses as there are so many factors outside of Jersey Post's control e.g. weather, transport delays, processing in the destination country etc. However, as a rough guide we say: UK, other Channel Islands and Isle of Man - 3-5 working days. European addresses - 7-10 working days and Rest of World destinations up to 10-12 working days. Please note - these timescales are for letters and documents. Due to Customs restrictions and controls in other countries it is impossible to provide delivery estimates for goods or merchandise.

The parcel collection counter at Postal Headquarters, Rue des Pres Trading Estate is open from 08:00 to 20:00 Monday to Friday and from 08:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays. The counter is closed on Sundays and on Bank Holidays. For all other post office opening times, please click here.

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