Post Codes and the Postal System in Taiwan

Information on sending and receiving letters and parcels, mail services, finding a Taiwan postal/ZIP code and how to write addresses in Taiwan...

Postal Services in Taiwan are run by Chunghwa POST, a government-owned corporation. They offer a range of postal and banking services, which vary throughout the country.

Post Codes in Taiwan

Post codes in Taiwan consist of five digits: the first three are required, the last two are optional. Some mailing systems and websites require the full five numbers. The first three digits give the address’s administrative division as defined by district, county-controlled city, and township. The rarely-used final two digits give more detail.

It is possible to search for a post code in both the Romanised Phonetic System and the United National Mandarin Phonetic System.

Taiwanese Addresses

The normal language for writing addresses in Taiwan is in Chinese. When writing an address on a letter or parcel the addressee’s name and address should be written in the centre/right of the envelope. The post code should be written as the first line of an address, followed by the county, city, area, town or village and road name.

International mail addressed in English should be written in the conventional format, with the post code on the final line.

  • Recipient’s name
    Address number and street
    Postal code