In order to help ensure that your correspondence is delivered quickly and receives a prompt reply, it should be addressed using the building code (in Brussels and in Luxembourg) and office number of the staff member concerned. If you have prior contact with a member of Commission staff, you should ask him or her to provide you with the Building Code and Office Number in order to speed up the distribution of your correspondence.
All Commission staff has been asked to communicate on their own accord their Building and Office Address to their trusted correspondents, in order to facilitate the internal distribution of mail.
A fully-labelled address might appear as follows:
If you do not know the building and office address, you can nonetheless write to an individual member of the Commission staff exclusively on the basis of the information published in the Commission Directory always providing the Directorate-General name or the assignment concerned.
As a fictitious example, an envelope whose address label would be formatted according to the pattern shown on one of the boxes below:
will delivered by the Postal Services of the European Commission to the addressee - even when the addressee's office is outside Brussels - provided all the label items have been correctly transcribed from the corresponding Commission Directory information.
The address for hand deliveries of documents for the European