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South Korea Mailing Address Formats and Other International Mailing Information

for mailing letters or packages to or from South Korea,
such as postal rates to (or from) South Korea, finding South Korea addresses, South Korea postcodes, etc.

When mailing an envelope or postcard, leave at least the bottom 16 millimeters (5/8 inch) blank on both front and back. (The postal service's reading and sorting machines might need this space to print bar codes on your mail.)

Address Format Examples

from the UPU:
   Ministry of Information and Communication
   116 Shinmullo 1-ga
   SEOUL 110-700
For more information you can contact:
   International Postal Division
   Bureau of Posts
   Ministry of Information and Communication
   SEOUL 110-700

Address Format Information

For best understanding, look at all of the South Korean address format references given below.

"Postal Addresses in Korea"
  • Complains that finding an address on foot can be difficult.
  • Explains some of the structure of South Korean addresses.
  • Explains more words found in a South Korean address.

"Korean Addresses" (an explanation for students of the Korean language), ARCHIVED AT ARCHIVE.ORG
  • Explains the basic structure of urban and rural South Korean addresses for mailing within Korea
  • Defines some terms that occur within postal addresses.
When mailing from many countries such as the U.S., you will have to place the name of the destination country at the bottom of the address, and the rest of the address will be in the reverse of the ordering usually used within Korea.

   Ms. Yi Hun Kyong  [person's name]
   467 ponji         [house number]
   Yaum-dong         [subdivision or precinct of the city]
   Ulsan-si          [city name]
   Kyongsangnamdo    [province]
   South Korea       [country name: added for mailing from most foreign countries e.g. the United States]

Why does my house have two different numbers?
South Korea's postal service is changing building/house numbers to an easier sequential system. This can be confusing.

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Postcode Search (find South Korea postcodes / postal codes = 'South Korea zip codes')

South Korean Postal code / Zipcode Lookup (Requires Javascript)

Postal Rates to or from South Korea

Postage calculators and tables showing how much postage you need to mail or ship to and/or from South Korea are at the International Postal Rates Page.

Finding Out Addresses (such as addresses in South Korea / South Korea address search)

See Finding An International Address / Address Search.

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