Easy Guide: What is Hong Kong Postal Code
Last Updated : 2023-01-06
What is the postal code of HK? And what’s the use of the postal code?
I believe everyone who is reading this article must has be troubled by online shopping platforms. Why do the online shopping platforms force customers to fill in the Postal Code!?
Similar to Hong Kong, many countries and regions do not have postal code, such as Ireland, Panama, Jamaica, etc. For regions without postal code, just enter 0000 or 000000!
what is the postal code of HK?
You just need to enter 0000 or 000000!
Why postal code hasn’t been adopted in Hong Kong?
According to Hongkong Post, since the mechanical letter sorting system currently adopted by Hongkong Post has optical text reading function, it can recognize more than 90% of printed or handwritten English addresses and printed Chinese addresses, and sort mail according to individual delivery segments. Therefore, the introduction of the postal code system in Hong Kong to improve the efficiency of postal operations has little effect.
Postal codes in overseas areas generally consist of 5 to 7 digits, indicating all buildings within the delivery area divided by districts and streets. As there are many high-rise buildings in Hong Kong, there are more than 3 million residential and commercial addresses. To systematically assign a unique postal code to each address, the code may be as long as 15 digits, so the postal code system is not adopted in Hong Kong.
Most of the time, postal code is of no use. Just remember, when postal code is a necessity, please enter 0000 or 000000.
Frequently asked question
What should i fill in the column of postal code?
0000 or 000000.
Why postal code hasn't been adopted in Hong Kong?
Firstly, the introduction of the postal code system in Hong Kong to improve the efficiency of postal operations has little effect because of the mechanical letter sorting system adopted by the Hongkong Post. And due to to many high-rise buildings built in Hong Kong, the code will be too long to systematically assign a unique postal code to each address.