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International Pen Friends (IPF) - Application Form
If you would prefer to fill out the Online Application Form, please click here

Click here to download a pdf copy of the application form, or print the application form below

The pdf application form has fields that can be completed on your computer. To download the pdf, open the link above, save the pdf to your desktop, complete it using your keyboard, save it then email it to: admin@ipf.net.au. Alternatively, you can send it by snail mail.

Please return the application form with your admission fee to:
Julie Delbridge, International Pen Friends, PO Box 430, Paynesville VIC 3880, Australia

You can join International Pen Friends individually or with a friend. Details of membership services are listed below. If you would like to join with a friend, please complete two application forms. Upon joining IPF you will be provided with a list of names and addresses of pen friends who have been individually matched according to your age group, hobbies and interests.Your name and address will also be passed on to 14 other members of the club during your 12 month membership period. IPF does not provide a pen friend service to prisoners. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for the return of the pen friend list. All services ordered will be sent to you by email.

Please regularly check your spam and junk mail folders if you are waiting for your pen friend list or a reply from us as our emails may end up there and be automatically deleted by your email program after a few days. We do not send spam emails.


PLEASE WRITE CLEARLY
Last Name: ...................................................................  First Name: ................................................................  Email Address: ......................................................................................................................................................
Address: .................................................................................................................................................................
.................................................................................................................................................................................
City/Suburb: ........................................  State: ............. Zip/Postcode: ........................  Country: ........................................
Male / Female ........ Year of Birth: ......... Age this Year: ........ Married / Single ........
Occupation: .................................................................
Please sign to confirm that the information you have provided is correct. If you are under 18 years of age,
please have a parent or guardian sign on your behalf: 
.................................................................
Office Use Only: Membership Number: 2029 ........................................

Do you require male or female correspondents, or both? .................................
In what languages do you wish to correspond? ...........................................
What is your main interest or hobby? ....................................................
Have you ever been a member of our club? ..............................................
How or where did you learn about our club? .................................................

Underline whichever items are of general interest to you: art, animals, antiques, camping,chess, crafts, dancing, exchange holidays, fishing, frank discussion, gardening, history, literature, languages, music, philately, photography, religious discussion, reading, science, social work, sport, theatre,travel, writing, computer science.
Exchange of Articles: Cards, Stamps, Souvenirs, Books.

Underline the countries in which you would like to have pen friends: (YOU MUST SELECT AT LEAST 8 COUNTRIES). We will always try to match country requests, but if there are requests we cannot meet, we will provide pen friends from other countries.
AFRICA: Algeria, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, South Africa, Africa (General). THE AMERICAS: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, USA, South/Central America (General). AUSTRALASIA: Australia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Asia (General), Pacific Islands. WEST EUROPE:Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Wales, Other West European Countries.EAST EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine. MIDDLE EAST: Israel, Saudi Arabia, Gulf States, Middle East (General).


ADMISSION FEES

Please pay using the currency rate shown below for the region you live in. We can also accept Canadian currency converted against the USA rate, New Zealand currency converted against the Australian rate and Scandinavian and Swiss currencies converted against the Euro rate.

If you don't live in one of the regions shown below, please pay using the Euro rate. If you want to pay using PayPal and your local currency isn't shown below, you can convert it against the Euro rate and pay the fee in your local currency according to that conversion (subject to PayPal allowing your local currency to be used).

If you live in Eastern Europe, South America, Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Africa, Asia (excluding Japan) or Middle East, you can send an email to admin@ipf.net.au to obtain the rates for your country.

If you Google 'currency conversion' you will be able to find sites that calculate currency conversion rates.

Payment in Australian Dollars includes GST for residents of Australia (ABN 80 070 592 343).

 

Aus / NZ

Japan

Europe

UK

USA/ Canada

 Tick Service Required

AUD $

¥

Euro

£

US $

 

 C1 Service - For one person aged 8 - 14
 
(One list of 10 names and addresses)

AUD $32

¥2,500

€ 20

£17

US $25

 

 C2 Service - For two people aged 8 - 14
 
(Two lists of 6 names and addresses)

AUD $42

¥3,500

26

£23

US $35

 

 C3 Service - For one person aged 15 - 20
 
(One list of 14 names and addresses)

AUD $38

¥3,000

24

£20

US $30

 

 C4 Service - For two people aged 15 - 20
 (Two lists of 7 names and addresses)

AUD $48

¥4,000

€ 30

£26

US $40

 

 C5 Service - For one person aged 21 - 60
 (One list of 14 names and addresses)

AUD $42

¥4,000

27

£23

US $35

 

 C6 Service - For two people aged 21 - 60
 (Two lists of 7 names and addresses) 

AUD $54

¥5,000

35

£30

US $45

 

 C7 Service - For one person over 60
 
(One list of 10 names and addresses)

AUD $32

¥2,500

20

£17

US $25

 

 C8 Service - For two people over 60
 (Two lists of 6 names and addresses)

AUD $42

¥3,500

26

£23

US $35

 

 DM Service - One issue of Digital Magazine

AUD $10

¥1,000

7

£ 6

US $ 8

 

 B1 Service - Letter Writing Booklet (pdf file)

AUD $ 8

¥1,000

€ 6

£ 5

US $ 7

Select Method of Payment (applications without payment cannot be processed)

 

PayPal to IPF's PayPal account: penpals@ozemail.com.au (click here to pay with PayPal)

 

Direct Deposit into IPF's bank account: Bank: Westpac Branch: 73 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, NSW 2481, Australia, IBA  Number: WPAC AU2S, BSB Number: 032 573, Account Number: 159 103, Account Name: International Pen Friends. Please email or mail deposit receipt details to IPF.
 

Payment is being sent by mail to: International Pen Friends, PO Box 430, Paynesville, VIC 3880, Australia.  IPF can accept: cash notes in any of the above currencies (no coins) or Australian personal cheques or Australian bank cheques or Australian Money Orders, made payable to:  International Pen Friends. One payment for the total amount.

As the bank fee for depositing foreign cheques, foreign bank drafts and foreign money orders is now extremely high, it is no longer feasible for IPF to absorb the bank fee or to charge members extra for the cost of the bank fee. We can only accept cheque, bank cheque and money order payments in Australian dollars. Other payment methods can be made using any of the above currencies.If you Google 'currency conversion' you will be able to find sites that calculate currency conversion rates.

 

Western Union Money Transfer. Payable to Julie Delbridge, 20 View Street, Paynesville, VIC 3880, Australia. Please confirm payment date, amount and Money Control Number (Western Union require payments to be made to an individual's name, not an organisation's name).

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