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International Pen Friends Online Application Form


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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 penfriends 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. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for the return of the penfriend list.
IMPORTANT: To pay online, please complete the Online Application Form below and pay using PayPal to IPF's PayPal account: penpals@ozemail.com.au. Payment can also be sent separately to the address shown below. Please complete all details.

Your Details:
   
First Name:
 
Surname
 
Street Address (or Post Office Box)
 
Suburb/Town
 
State/Province
 
Postal/Zip Code
 
Country
 
Email
 
Date of Birth (DD/MM/YY)
 
Age This Year
 
Gender
  Male Female
Marital Status
 
Religion
 
Occupation
 
 
If you are joing our C2, C4, C6 or C8 service, please write the name of the person you are joining with:
 
Do you require male or female correspondents or both (please select)
Male Female Both
 
In what languages do you wish to Correspond (please select)
English French German Greek Italian Portuguese Russian Spanish
   
What is your main interest or hobby?
 
Have you been a member of our club?
  Yes No
How or where did you learn about our club?
 
     
Select whichever items are of general interest to you:
Animals Antiques Art Astrology Camping
Cars Chess Computer Cooking Crafts
Dancing Environment Exchange Holidays Farming Fashion
Fishing Gardening Genealogy Health & Fitness History
Internet Languages Literature Movies Music
Philately Philosophy Photography Reading Religion
Science Social Work Sport Theatre Travel
Writing        
 
Select any items you would be interested in exchanging
Cards Stamps Souveniers Dolls Books CDs
   
Please select AT LEAST 8 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES in which you would like to have pen friends.
We always try to match country requests, but if there are requests we cannot meet, we will provide you with pen friends from other countries.
Africa
Algeria Angola Kenya Uganda
South Africa Africa General Egypt  
Indian Ocean Islands General
The Americas
Argentina Brazil Canada Caribbean
Colombia Mexico Peru USA
South/Central America General
Asia/Pacific
Australia Indonesia Korea New Zealand
China Taiwan Asia-General India
Japan Malaysia Philippines Singapore
Thailand Pacific Islands General
Western Europe
Austria Denmark Finland Greece
Iceland Italy Norway Spain
Switzerland Scotland Belgium France
Germany Holland Ireland Malta
Portugal Sweden England Wales
Western Europe General
Eastern Europe
Albania Croatia Estonia Latvia
Poland CIS Slovakia Bulgaria
Czech Republic Hungary Lithuania Romania
Russia Ukraine Eastern Europe General
Middle East
Israel Saudi Arabia Iran Turkey
Middle East General
     
Please click the box to confirm that the information you have provided is correct.
If the box is not clicked, we cannot process your application form.
Yes, the information I have provided on this application form is correct.
     
ADMISSION FEES    

Please pay using the currency rate shown below for the region you live in. If you don't live in one of the regions, please pay using the Euro rate. We can also accept Scandinavian currencies, Swiss Francs, Canadian dollars, New Zealand dollars, PNG Kina, Fiji dollars and Chinese RMB. If you would like to pay using one of those currencies, please convert the currency against the Euro rate, or against the currency shown below for the region you live in [check the universal currency converter].

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

   
     

 

Aus/NZ/
Pacific

Japan/Asia

Europe

UK

USA/
Canada

Select:

Australian$

Japanese¥

Euro €

Sterling £

US$

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

AUD$28

¥2,000

€ 16

£15

US$25

 C2 Service - For two people aged 8-14
 (Two lists of 7 names and addresses will be provided)

AUD$38

¥3,000

€ 22

£20

US$35

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

AUD$32

¥3,000

€ 20

£17

US$30

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

AUD$42

¥4,000

€ 25

£22

US$40

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

AUD$38

¥4,000

€ 24

£20

US$35

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

AUD$48

¥5,000

€ 30

£25

US$45

 C7 Service - For one person over 60
 (One list of 14 names and addresses will be provided)

AUD$32

¥3,000

€ 20

£17

US$30

 C8 Service - For two people aged over 60
 (Two lists of 7 names and addresses will be provided)

AUD$42

¥4,000

€ 25

£22

US$40

     

People & Places Magazine – Highly Recommended for All Members
Everyone who subscribes has free entry into the Letters from Holly and Ted Competition and could win US$50!
IPF's magazine 'People & Places' is a fun and informative way to stay in touch with the pen friend world. The full-colour magazine includes the latest IPF news and items submitted by members including member profiles, pen friend stories, letter writing adventures and advice, travel articles, photos, poems etc.
There are also competitions, give-aways and a
prize of US$200 for the best article published in each edition.

Select:

 M2 Service - One issue of IPF's Magazine People & Places

AUD$12

¥1,500

€ 10

£ 8

US$12

 No Magazine

 

 

 

 

 

   
Booklet on Letter Writing and Pen Friend Hints
Designed to enhance the penfriend experience for people of all ages.
Select:

 B1 Service – Booklet on Letter Writing and Pen Friend Hints

AUD$ 6

¥1,000

€ 5

£ 5

US$ 6

 No Booklet

 

 

 

 

 

     
Total Payment:  (Please confirm currency and amount):
 

     
Select Method of Payment as Detailed Below (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 fax, email or mail deposit receipt details to IPF.

Payment is being sent by mail to IPF's Head Office postal address: 
Julie Delbridge, International Pen Friends, PO Box 430, Paynesville, VIC 3880, Australia.
Cash notes (no coins), or personal cheque, or bank draft/cheque, or International Money Order (we cannot accept US$ postal money orders), or Australian Money Order (only available in Australia), made payable to International Pen Friends.
The bank fee for depositing foreign cheques and money orders is now extremely high. As a result, it is no longer feasible for IPF to absorb the banking fee and we have to ask you to please add £15, 18 euro, US$25, CAN$25 or 2000 yen to the total amount of your payment if you are sending a foreign cheque or International Money Order. Payments made in Cash, by PayPal, Western Union or Australian dollars do not require the extra fee. One payment for total amount.
We cannot accept coins or US$ postal money orders. [check the universal currency converter]

Western Union Money Transfer. Payment to: Julie Delbridge, address: 20 View Street, Paynesville VIC 3880, Australia. (Western Union require payments to be made to an individual's name, not an organisation's name). If making a payment using Western Union, please send an email to: admin@ipf.net.au, advising of the date payment was made, the amount and the Money Control Number.

   
Please Note: Applications cannot be processed until payment is received in full. If paying by cheque, please send one cheque for the total amount.
Comments (Optional)
   
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Important: please check all of the above details carefully.
When you are confident that the details are correct, Click Submit.
     
   

Thank you for joining IPF.
Best Wishes, and happy letter writing!

Julie Delbridge
IPF President
Head Office Postal Address:
International Pen Friends
PO Box 430
Paynesville VIC 3880
Australia

Phone: + 61 3 5156 1144- Fax: + 61 3 5156 1143- E-mail: admin@ipf.net.au
ABN 80 070 592 343
20 View Street, Paynesville VIC 3880 Australia
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