how to send post to Iran?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Oct 7, 2012 12:30 PM Last Post By: nomadfan
Oct 5, 2012 2:53 AM
how to send post to Iran?slightly a non travel topic (though post is a kind of travelling ... )
I would like to send some pictures from The Netherlands to Iran, Shiraz. These pictures show me and some nice people I met during my trip. They hosted me and I would like them to have these pictures.
1. Is it ok to send these pictures? Of course I do not want to get them in any trouble.
2. How to address this? In Farsi or English, or both?
Oct 5, 2012 3:48 AM
1I am not the top-expert. But Iranians gave me their address, written in transcripted Farsi, and seemed happy to receive any mail from me. I also noted that Iranians have no problems with pictures showing them and westerners together in friendly social situations (including non-hejab at home), they often believe much less in a police state than westerners.
I think in the Farsi phrase book i read that the address is written in an order different from western countries, i.e. the person's name comes last, also i got my Persians' friends address in that order.
If you have the address in Farsi also, i personally would use the Farsi address and just write "Iran" in Roman-script onto the envelope plus maybe the city.
Oct 5, 2012 3:56 AM
Oct 5, 2012 5:28 AM
3I sent photo's off to Iran with the address I had written in Farsi (I write Farsi), also from Holland, and received one back with the message that the address was non-existent and the others arrived without any problems. Best is to write it in both Farsi and Latin. If you need help you can contact me privately.
Oct 5, 2012 6:22 AM
Oct 6, 2012 10:14 AM
5I frequently send posts and packages to friends in Iran with the address in Latin or Roman alphabet. Absolutely no problem reaching the receiver. Just make sure to write legibly.
Oct 6, 2012 10:36 AM
Oct 7, 2012 12:30 PM
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