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Uruguay Mailing Address Formats and Other International Mailing Information

for mailing letters or packages to or from Uruguay,
such as postal rates to (or from) Uruguay, finding Uruguayan addresses, Uruguayan postcodes, etc.

When mailing an envelope or postcard, leave at least the bottom 16 millimeters (5/8 inch) blank on both front and back. (The postal service's reading and sorting machines might need this space to print bar codes on your mail.)

Address Format Examples

A simple street address
   FELIX GATO                   [recipient]
   AV DE LOS SUSTANTIVOS 22     [street + house/building number]
   12345 MONTEVIDEO             [postal code + city ('department'/province is omitted from this address)] 
More complicated street address (a UPU example)
   JUAN CARL GONZALEZ               [recipient]
   AGRACIADA 1165 apto 101 piso 1   [street name + house/building number + apartment + floor]
   11600 PANDO CANELONES            [postal code + locality (e.g. city/town) + department (province)] 

Address Format Information

Address format based on information from Uruguay's postal service.
Recipient Street Address Format For International Mailing to Uruguay
  Address Line / Element Should All Addresses Include This?
1. Recipient (Name of Person, Name of Business/Organization, etc...) YES
2. Additional information used at delivery point (e.g. which department, mail stop, etc.) N
3. Additional information about the building or location (which neighborhood [aka 'barrio'], corner, etc.) N
4. Street Name + House/Building Number + Apartment/Suite/Office/etc.
YES (but apartment/suite/office/etc. is in only some addresses)
5. Postal Code (like a U.S. zip code) + Locality (city/town/village) + 'Department'[Province] YES (but department/province is sometimes not needed)

Addresses in the Spanish Language section (all information in English language.)
Postal abbreviations, honorifics, and more about addressing mail in Spanish.

In Spanish only: Correo Uruguayo (Uruguay Post)
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Postcode Search (find Uruguay postcodes / postal codes = 'Uruguayan zip codes')

Postal Code Map/Lookup (Código Postales; Spanish-language only)

Postal Rates to or from Uruguay

Postage calculators and tables showing how much postage you need to mail or ship to and/or from Uruguay are at the International Postal Rates Page.

Finding Out Addresses (such as addresses in Uruguay / Uruguay address search)

See Finding An International Address / Address Search.

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