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Do I need to enter a province for my international orders?

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In some cases, yes. However, most international destination countries do not require a province on the label. Including the province can help local couriers. Excluding the province leaves more room for other address details, avoiding information from being cut off the customs form.

With a few exceptions, these countries always require a province (or state):

  • US
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Japan

The requirement to include a province on a label may vary by courier. When in doubt, it is best to include a province when shipping to these destinations. See the lists below for Province codes.

NOTE: DHL Global Mail via Endicia (DHL ECommerce) requires provinces for Australia and Canada only.

 

International Province Codes

Australia 

ACT Australian Capital Territory
JBT Jarvis Bay Territory
NSW New South Wales
NT Northern Territory
QLD Queensland
SA South Australia
TAS Tasmania
VIC Victoria
WA Western Australia

Braziil

AC Acre
AL Alagoas
AP Amapá
AM Amazonas
BA Bahia
CE Ceará
DF Distrito Federal
ES Espírito Santo
GO Goiás
MA Maranhão
MT Mato Grosso
MS Mato Grosso do Sul
MG Minas Gerais
PA Pará
PB Paraíba
PR Paraná
PE Pernambuco
PI Piauí
RJ Rio de Janeiro
RN Rio Grande do Norte
RS Rio Grande do Sul
RO Rondônia
RR Roraima
SP São Paulo
SC Santa Catarina
SE Sergipe
TO Tocantins

Canada

AB Alberta
BC British Columbia
MB Manitoba
NB New Brunswick
NL Newfoundland and Labrador
NT Northwest Territories
NS Nova Scotia
NU Nunavut
ON Ontario
PE Prince Edward Island
QC Quebec
SK Saskatchewan
YT Yukon

Japan

O1 Akita
O2 Aomori
O3 Chiba
O4 Ehime
O5 Fukui
O6 Fukuoka
O7 Fukushima
O8 Gifu
O9 Gunma
OA Hiroshima
OB Hokkaido
OC Hyogo
OD Ibaragi
OE Ibaraki
OF Ishikawa
OG Iwate
OI Kagawa
OJ Kagoshima
OL Kanagawa
OM Kochi
OO Kumamoto
OP Kyoto
OQ Mie
OS Miyagi
OT Miyazaki
OU Nagano
OV Nagasaki
OW Nara
OX Niigata
OY Oita
20 Okinawa
21 Osaka
22 Saga
23 Saitama
24 Shiga
25 Shimane
26 Shizuoka
27 Tochigi
28 Tokushima
29 Tokyo
30 Tottori
31 Toyama
32 Wakayama
33 Yamagata
34 Yamaguchi
35 Yamanashi

 

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