(Closed) Addressing Announcements to Taiwan

posted 6 years ago in East Asian
Post # 3
9954 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

This info is strictly based on my “time on the planet” and a working life in the Canadian Government…

Addressing in the local language is usually easiest for those at the receiving end than it would ever be at this end… (that is UNLESS you get the info wrong… which can easily happen when one isn’t fluent in the other language, and just “copying” text from somewhere… or taking an educated guess)

BUT thankfully, the world over the language of business is ENGLISH… so no doubt there is going to be someone on the receiving end that can read / decipher / translate whatever it is you write on the Address Label / Customs Forms in English… so that is the route I’d take

Hope this helps,


Post # 4
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My family is from Taiwan and we’ve sent mail over, you can write it in English, it’ll get there.

Post # 5
1448 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree that you can write addresses in English and get your mail to their destinations just fine.

Post # 7
2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@StinaBremm:  I sent graduation announcements to Taiwan using the addresses (in Chinese) my mom gave me. If you do go with the Chinese route, MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE THE WORD “TAIWAN” IN ENGLISH. I totally forgot to do this and got things sent back to me. 🙁

Post # 8
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@StinaBremm:  If you worry about the English addresses are incorrect, you can use this service in the Taiwan post office website to check the addresses. http://www.post.gov.tw/post/internet/f_searchzone/index.jsp?ID=190103′ defer=’defer

I agree correct English addresses are enough. But please be sure to simply write “Taiwan” instead of ROC or Republic of China. Your mails would probably be sent to China if you include ROC or China in the addresses.


Post # 10
117 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@somethingaquamarine:  this is what I heard though… so I always just end addresses with “Taiwan”.

Post # 12
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Family is from Taiwan… writing “Taiwan” or “Taiwan R.O.C” is sufficient. Both English and Chinese will get there, but I’ve noticed that all Chinese characters get there faster!

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