How To Apply
You can join International Pen Friends individually, with a friend or as part of a school class or youth group. If you would like to join with a friend, please complete two application forms.
To apply, simply fill out the application form and please return it to us together with the service fee. You can either
- Apply conveniently Online by filling out the Online Application Form or the Online Form for Youth Groups
- Print out the Printable Application Form and send it to us by mail. You may also print out the Student Service Application Form (for school & youth groups) together with the Student Details Form.
- Request us to send you an application form by mail.
- In case you cannot do any of these mentioned above, the application forms can be reproduced by hand if you write all the applicable details clearly.
We request a processing fee to provide you with penfriends. This helps us to cover our expenses and to provide you with the best quality of service. The fees are shown on the application forms.
We accept the following methods of payment:
- PayPal using your credit card, debit card or bank account. Please mention the name of the applicant(s) when paying.
- Euro Bank Transfer through your local bank (for EU Citizens only). Account details are given on the application form. You donīt need to send us the receipt of the payment if you mention the name of the applicant(s) when paying.
- Net Bank (within Finland) See above
- Cash notes (no coins). Please note that sending cash by mail can be risky. Depending on the country you live in, even using registered mail doesnīt always guarantee the cash to arrive safely. However, chances of loss can be minimized by carefully hiding the money between sheets of paper. Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for any loss. If you live outside the Euro area, you may convert the Euro amount and send payment in your local currency. See the list of currencies we accept. You may find The Universal Currency Converter useful.
We regret that we cannot accept Cheques or International Money Orders due to the high cost of cashing them.
If you have a problem with the payment options or have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org