Addressing standards are in line with Royal Mail’s requirements – a summary of which is listed below but please refer to Royal Mail’s full guides for more details. 

  • All mail items must comply with Royal Mail’s guidelines for offensive material & fair trade and competition laws. 
  • Each individual element of the address must be on a separate line 
  • The house number and the street name must always be printed on the same line 
  • The Postcode must always be in ‘UPPER CASE’, and must be on the last line of the delivery address 
  • There should be a gap of 1-2 spaces between the 2 parts of the postcode 
  • Only punctuation that is included with the PAF address should be included, or alternatively all punctuation may be removed 
  • The Delivery Address should be printed in ‘Title Case’ (preferred) or ‘UPPER CASE’ 
  • The word spacing should be 1-2 spaces and no more than 5mm 
  • The Delivery Address block skew should be no more than plus or minus 5° 
  • There must be a minimum of 3 lines of an address 
  • In the case of international items, the country must be on the last line of the address 
  • Addresses should be validated against PAF