Post Codes and the Postal System in Vietnam

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

The state-run organisation Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) is responsible for the running of the national post office in Vietnam, and the company is also a major telephone and Internet provider in the country.

Post Codes in Vietnam

Post codes in Vietnam are made up of six digits, for example 901011. The first two digits identify the province or city, the next two digits the district or town, and the final two digits determine the ward.

  • To find a post code and the nearest post office in Vietnam: Click here (in Vietnamese). Select the city or province in the first window and the district in the second window. The result shows the post code in the second column and the address of the nearest post office in the third column

Vietnamese Addresses

In Vietnam addresses are written starting with the specific information (name, followed by house number and street) and moving on to more general information (ward, district, city or province).

For example:

  • Name of addressee
    10B Tran Quang Dieu Street
    An Khanh Ward
    Binh Thuy District
    Can Tho City
    Vietnam

Note: To post domestic mail the address should be written in Vietnamese.

Useful Vocabulary

The following vocabulary is useful when dealing with addresses and postal services in Vietnam:

  • Buu dien – Post office
  • Dia chi – Address
  • Tinh – Province
  • Thanh pho – City
  • Huyen – District (rural)
  • Quan – District (urban)
  • Phuong – Ward
  • Duong – Street
  • So nha – House number