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

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

  • Australia

  • Canada

  • 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.

International Province Codes

Australia Province Codes

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

JBT

Jarvis Bay Territory

NSW

New South Wales

NT

Northern Territory

QLD

Queensland

SA

South Australian

TAS

Tasmania

VIC

Victoria

WA

Western Australia

Brazil Province Codes

AC

Acre

AL

Alagoas

AP

Amapá

AM

Amazonas

BA

Bahia

CE

Ceará

DF

Distrito Federal

ES

Espírito

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 Province Code

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 Territory

Japan Province Codes

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

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