Away from home without an address?
If you are travelling overseas, staying in temporary accommodation or simply need to reach someone who does not have an address, post offices around the world offer a Poste Restante service.
If you are travelling and posting items on board a ship, post offices around the world offer the Paquebot service (scroll down for information).
La Poste Restante
Guernsey Post offers this service to anyone visiting.
Simply address your letter or item to La Poste Restante, followed by the recipient's name and address of the specific post office (Envoy House or Guernsey Post Business Hub) where you would like it delivered. Recipients can then collect the letter or package from that post office.
Please note: Your item will be held for collection for a maximum of one month.
There is no charge for Guernsey Post's Poste Restante service but postal administrations in other countries may charge.
Paquebot Guernsey Post offers onward transmission of items posted on board ships as follows:-
Standard letter post items may be posted on board a ship registered in any part of the United Kingdom, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man by being deposited in a letter box on board the ship or in the hands of the ship's captain. Items should be prepaid by means of postage stamps according to the rates of the country in whose waters the ship is lying.
Standard letter post items may also be posted on board a ship at high seas. They should be prepaid by means of the postage stamps according to the rates of the country to which the ship appertains or is under contract. Items must be handed over to the Post office at the port of call as soon as possible after the arrival of the ship. The items will receive a date stamp and a PAQUEBOT marking.
Mail items will receive a date stamp and PAQUEBOT marking before being sent for onward transmission.