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Correct addressing

Examples on how to address postal items sent in Lithuania

The first name (initial letter) and the last name of the addressee or the name of the receiving institution are written in the dative case, for example:

Vardenei / V. Pavardenei
or
Akcinei bendrovei Lietuvos paštui

When a postal item is addressed to a person to the address of an institution, the name of the institution should be written in the nominative case and follow the addressee’s name (initial letter) and surname:

Vardžiui / V. Pavardžiui
Susisiekimo ministerija

When addressing a postal item sent to the centre of municipality, the addressee’s name (initial letter) and surname or the institution’s name should be followed by the street’s (square’s, avenue’s or the like) name along with a respective abbreviation (a. (abbreviation for “aikštė” meaning square), pr., etc.), house and flat numbers (with a dash between the numbers), postcode and city name, for example:

Vardonei / V. Pavardonei
Gėlių g. 12-3
20115 Ukmergė

If a postal item is addressed to a locality which is not a municipality centre, but which has a post office corresponding in title with the locality, the addressee’s name (initial letter) and surname or institution’s name should be followed by the name of the street, house and flat numbers, locality, postcode and the municipality, for example:

Vardeniui / V. Pavardeniui
Taikos g. 4
32305 Zarasų r. sav.

If a postal item is addressed to a locality that has no post office, the name of the addressee’s post office should be preceded by the name of locality and followed by the postcode and the municipality name:

Vardei / V. Pavardenienei
Girsūdų k.
Daujėnų pšt.
39200 Pasvalio r. sav.

While sending a "Poste restante" item or addressing it to a P.O. box, the addressee’s name and surname or the institution’s name should be followed by a bolded phrase “Iki pareikalavimo” or the number of a P.O. box, post office name, postcode, city (municipality) name, for example:

Vardžiui Pavardžiui
Iki pareikalavimo
Alantos pšt.
33037 Molėtų r. sav.

Vardei Pavardei
P. d. 55
16-asis paštas
45006 Kaunas

The sender's address should be written in the same order as the addressee’s address. The sender’s name (initial letter), surname or the institution’s name should be written in the nominative case, for example:

Vardenis / V. Pavardenis
Girsūdų k.
Daujėnų pšt.
39200 Pasvalio r. sav.

Vilniaus “Žemynos” gimnazija
Čiobiškio g. 16
07181 Vilnius

Examples on how to address postal items sent to foreign countries

Postal items sent abroad should be addressed as follows (the name of destination country should be written in the language of that country (preferably) or English/French):

Post Danmark
Centre du courier international
Copenhagen INC
DK-1533 Copenhagen V
DANEMARK

The sender’s address is to be worded as follows:

Vardenis / V. Pavardenis
Subačiaus g. 120
LT-11345 Vilnius
LITHUANIA

While sending a "Poste restante" item, the phrase “Poste restante” should be written in bold and the following information should be given: the addressee’s name, surname, and the post office where the item will be handed in, for example:

Mademoiselle Louise Bertholet
Poste restante
CH-1211 Genéve 13
SUISSE