INDIVIDUAL SERVICE

Greetings!
Have you ever considered that the greatest friend you may ever have is someone you have never met, living in a land you have never seen? International Pen Friends (IPF) was established in 1967 and since that time we have processed over 2 million application forms from people living in nearly every country around the world. Our commitment and service has led to us being widely recognised as the greatest pen friend organisation in the world.
The doors of IPF are open to young and old, male and female, married and single. Our youngest member is eight years old. Our oldest member was born in 1923. To each of you we can bring friendship through the English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian languages. IPF members are people from all walks of life and every caste, creed and colour is represented in our organisation.
Whether you would like to cultivate friendship, practice a foreign language or develop your hobbies, please be assured that we will provide you with many new, refreshing, exciting and interesting contacts when you return to us the completed application form which is overleaf. Our services have been designed with great care and with special consideration for young people and Senior Citizens (over 60 years).

C1 Service:
For one applicant aged 8-14
A list of 10 pen friend names and addresses will be provided.

C2 Service:
For two applicants aged 8-14
A list of 6 pen friend names and addresses will be provided to each applicant.
(Each applicant should complete a separate application form and return both forms together to IPF.)

C3 Service:
For one applicant aged 15-20
A list of 14 pen friend names and addresses will be provided.

C4 Service:
For two applicants aged 15-20
This is ideal for two friends. A list of 7 pen friend names and addresses will be provided to each applicant. (Each applicant should complete a separate application form and return both forms together to IPF.)

C5 Service:
For one applicant aged 21-60
A list of 14 pen friend names and addresses will be provided.

C6 Service:
For two applicants aged 21-60. This service is ideal for married couple, partners or two friends.
A list of 7 pen friend names and addresses will be provided to each applicant. (Each applicant should complete a separate application form and return both forms together to IPF.)

C7 Service:
For one Senior Citizen over 60 years of age
A list of 10 pen friend names and addresses will be provided.

C8 Service:
For two Senior Citizens over 60 years of age
For two applicants aged 21-60. This service is ideal for married couple, partners or two friends. A list of 6 pen friend names and addresses will be provided to each applicant. (Each applicant should complete a separate application form and return both forms together to IPF.)

DM Service:
IPF’s full-colour digital magazine "People & Places" (sent by email). The magazine is a fun and informative way to stay in touch with the pen friend world and includes the latest news on IPF’s activities together with items submitted by members, which can include pen friend stories, letter writing adventures and advice, travel articles, photographs, member profiles, etc. There are also competitions, give-aways and a prize of Australian $200 for the best article published in each edition. The magazine is only available by subscription to IPF members (including teachers/group leaders who join a class/group) and prize money is only awarded to subscribers.

B1 Service:
IPF’s special booklet on letter writing and pen friend hints. The booklet has been written for members of all ages to help enhance their pen friend experience. The booklet is sent as a PDF file by email.

Membership is for one year and during that period we will also pass your name and address to 14 other members. The pen friends we give you will be in your own age group. All of the services ordered will be sent by email.
IPF respects your privacy and the information we ask you to complete on the application form is only used for the purpose of providing you with our pen friend service. Please contact us if you would like a copy of our Privacy Policy. IPF does not provide a pen friend service to prisoners.
If your main hobby or interest is exchanging stamps, then some of the contacts we give you will be stamp-exchanging club members.
A comprehensive programme is available for Teachers, School Classes, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts and all Youth Groups aged 10-17 years. We will send full details of this programme to you if you apply for forms S100E/700. Teachers and group leaders that enrol a class/group into IPF can also subscribe to our magazine 'People & Places' and submit an article and photos for publication in the School Class Pen Friend Journeys section of the magazine to become eligible to win a prize of Australian $100 for their school/organisation.
IPF was founded on 7 April 1967 in Dublin, Ireland by Neil O'Donnell who remained President until 31 January 2001 when he retired.
On 1 February 2001 IPF relocated to Australia. The current President joined IPF in 1979, became an agent in 1982, the Australian Coordinator in 1990, and she is still writing to some of the people who were on the first list of pen friends she received from IPF.
In order to give you the greatest variety of correspondents we have Agents around the world who are represented on the Internet. We use the latest computer equipment to provide you with an efficient and accurate service. We hope that you will join us and by your honest and sincere correspondence you will encourage international harmony and find many true friends among "International Pen Friends".

INDIVIDUAL APPLICATION FORM


ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION

Just a few questions to find the people with your interests

Thanks for signing up!

If you are joining 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?*

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?*

Your Interests*

Tick any items you would be interested in exchanging:

Please select one or more areas from which you would like to have penfriends*

We always try to match country requested but if we don’t have suitable members from other countries we will provide pen friends from other countries.

Membership Fees*

(For processing and postage costs. We select pen friends according to your age, countries and interests)

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 Currency Converter.

Select the IPF Fee that matches your age group
US $
CAN $
Euro
UK £
US $ 25
CAN $ 30
€ 20
£ 17
US $ 35
CAN $ 40
€ 26
£ 23
US $ 30
CAN $ 35
€ 24
£ 20
US $ 40
CAN $ 45
€ 30
£ 26
US $ 35
CAN $ 40
€ 27
£ 23
US $ 45
CAN $ 50
€ 35
£ 30
US $ 25
CAN $ 35
€ 20
£ 17
US $ 35
CAN $ 45
€ 26
£ 23
People & Places Magazine
US $ 8
CAN $
€ 7
£ 6
No MAGAZINE
Total Payment

SELECT YOUR METHOD OF PAYMENT*

PLEASE NOTE
If you live in Eastern Europe, South America, Caribbean, Pacific Islands, Africa, Asia (excluding Japan) or Middle East, you can send an email to ipf(at)ipfeurope(dot)com to obtain the rates for your country.

IMPORTANT: We must receive your fee to process your IPF membership.
Please allow 4 - 6 weeks (due to thousands of new members joining) for us to process - and you to receive your pen friends list.
Our system will aim to match you with the countries you have selected. The countries you receive will be based on availability. Therefore, you may receive pen pals in other countries not selected, but closely match your interests, age group, gender selected.
[No homosexual preferences available. No memberships available for those in correctional institutions.]

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