Ship From a US Territory or Military Address | How To

US Territory and Military Addresses are considered "domestic" for outbound shipments from the United States. However, shipping from these locations is not supported by most domestic carriers. ShippingEasy will only support shipping from the US outbound to these territories and military bases.

ShippingEasy is not able to provide reliable support for shipping from US territories or military addresses.

Additionally, if you choose to print a label when shipping from a US territory or military address, you may need to manually fill out any appropriate [customs forms] associated with the package.

Format Military Mail Addresses

When sending packages to the Military (APO/FPO/DPO) you pay domestic prices and you are required to follow specific guidelines when it comes to formatting addresses.

USPS Format for Military Addresses
  • Write out the service member's full name in the address - All mail sent to the Military must be addressed to someone specific; addressing mail to "Any Service Member" is no longer permitted by the USPS.

  • All lines of the delivery address should appear in all capital letters.

  • Include the unit and box (where applicable) into Address Line 1.

  • In the 'City' field, enter APO/FPO/DPO.

  • From the State field, select:

    • Armed Forces - AE is the abbreviation for Armed Forces. It is used for armed forces in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Canada.

    • Armed Forces Pacific - AP is the abbreviation for Armed Forces Pacific and is used for the Pacifics.

    • Armed Forces America - AA is the abbreviation for Armed Forces America and it excludes Canada.

  • Then enter in a 5 digit zip code.

Examples:

CPT JOHN DOE UNIT 2050 BOX 4190 APO AP 96278

SGT ROBERT SMITH PSC 802 BOX 74 APO AE 09499

SEAMAN JOSEPH SMITH USCGC HAMILTON FPO AP 96667

MSG JANE DOE CMR 1250 APO AA 09045

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Formatting a Puerto Rico Address

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.

Format a Puerto Rico Address in ShippingEasy

Note

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. Write the house or building number and 'Calle' in the Address Line 1 field. Example: 14 Norte Calle Peral.

  2. Write the apartment, condominium, or building name in the Address Line 2 field. Example: Villa Nevarez.

  3. Select "Puerto Rico" from the State drop-down.

  4. Select "United States" from the Country drop-down.

  5. Write the zip code in the Postal Code field. Verify the zip code using the USPS verification tool.

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Shipping to US territories

In order to ship to US Territories, simply select the matching options (listed below) from the State drop-down menu and set the country as 'United States'. Alternately, if uploading orders via CSV file, please use the abbreviations listed below, for the State field, and set the country as 'United States'.

US Territories/Commonwealths

State Menu Selection

State Abbreviation

American Samoa

American Samoa

AS

District of Columbia

District of Columbia

DC

Guam

Guam

GU

Marshall Islands

Republic of the Marshall Islands

MH

Micronesia

Federated States of Micronesia

FM

Northern Mariana Islands

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

MP

Palau

Palau

PW

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

PR

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands

VI

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