Send mail with the British Forces Post Office (BFPO)

2. How to address BFPO mail

Write the address clearly in capital letters, keeping exactly to the format for the role of the person you’re posting to.

Write a return address on the back of the mail.

Use a BFPO postcode if you’re ordering goods online, or a BFPO number for anything else.

If you use a BFPO postcode instead of a BFPO number, it’ll still arrive but it may take longer.

Write ‘GB’ after the BFPO number or postcode if you’re posting mail from outside the UK.

Don’t write anything else on the packaging - your mail may be delayed or sent to the wrong place.

Address format for service personnel

SERVICE NUMBER, RANK and NAME
UNIT or REGIMENT
OPERATION or LOCATION NAME (if applicable)
BFPO number

Address format for family

Use this format if the item is for a dependant of a serving member of HM Forces.

NAME OF DEPENDANT
C/O SERVICE NUMBER, RANK and NAME
UNIT or REGIMENT
OPERATION or LOCATION NAME (if applicable)
BFPO number

Address format for non-service personnel

Use this format if the item is for an employee of the Ministry of Defence (MOD), or another official organisation, who’s entitled to use BFPO.

STAFF NUMBER (if available)
NAME
UNIT/DEPARTMENT (school name)
LOCATION NAME (if applicable)
BFPO number