Address markings

In addition to the addressee's details, the sender's name and address information,  Posti´s technical markings and item and postage indications must be provided on the envelope.

The address field can only contain the addressee's name and address. Slogans or other catch-phrases are not permitted. A customer code or any other identifier must be placed above the addressee's name.

Envelope markings for domestic letters

1. Sender's name and address information

2. Posti´s technical codes, e.g. the Information Service code

3. Postage indications, e.g. Port Payé Finlande or a postage stamp

4. Addressee's name and address information

Envelope markings for international letters

1. Sender's name and address information

2. Posti´s technical codes, e.g. a Priority label 

3. Postage fee indications, e.g. a Port Payé or a postage stamp

4. Addressee's name and address information

Country codes

The destination country's practice determines how address information should be written on international letters. The name of the country must always be written in CAPITAL LETTERS. For more information, visit the Universal Postal Unioin website.

When you give your address to someone living abroad or send mail from abroad to Finland, add the code FI- in front of the postal code and write FINLAND below it.

The use of abbreviations in address information should be avoided. However, if it is necessary to abbreviate e.g. due to lack of space, standard abbreviations should be used such as katu = k, kuja = kj, kylä = kl, polku = p, tie = t, gata = g, stig = st, väg(en) = v

Postal code and town/city (postal outlet)

A postal code is integral to each address. The postal code is marked in front of the name of the town/city (postal outlet).

For P.O. Box addresses, the last digit of the postal code is always one (1).

Company Ltd
P.O. Box 74
FI-85501 NIVALA

For competition replies, it is possible to acquire a special competition address (e.g. FI-00002 HELSINKI). The use of such an address is subject to prior agreement with Posti.

Reply items will be routed to the correct address as agreed.

Company Ltd
Code 50XXXXX
00003 REPLY MAIL ITEM