Formatting a Puerto Rico Address | How To

Shipments going to Puerto Rico are addressed using a format similar to US shipments. The USPS recognizes addresses in Puerto Rico as domestic. The main difference is the use of the word "Calle" which means "street" in Spanish. For Puerto Rico shipments, Calle will be placed before the name of the street. For example 234 Calle Mariposa Apt 6.

There are various address formats that are specific to the location of the residence, such as:

  • Apartment Building with Street Address
  • Condominium with Street Address
  • Four-line Address
  • Three-line Address

Find the correct formatting and any exceptions for these address types on USPS's Puerto Rico addresses page.

To format your Puerto Rico address in ShippingEasy

Special characters currently cannot be used, such as ñ é í ó ú ü ¿ ¡. These will need to be removed and replaced with the Roman alphabet. To allow for additional space, we recommend abbreviating when you can. Using Google Translate can be a great tool in factoring what changes can be made. 
  1. In the Address Line 1 field write the house or building number and 'Calle'.
    ex: 14 Norte Calle Peral
  2. In the Address Line 2 field write the apartment, condominium, or building name.
    ex: Villa Nevarez 
  3. In the State field select "Puerto Rico".
  4. In the Country field select "United States".
  5. In the Postal code field, write the zip code. You can verify the zip code using the USPS verification tool.

Learn more about using ShippingEasy to ship to U.S. territories.



I accidentally didn't put Dorado as my city and just put Puerto Rico again. Will my zip code be enough to get to my PO box?

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Hi Sureko, 

Typically, the postal code will be enough. We recommend reaching out to the carrier to make sure the package will be delivered correctly. 

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