How to Find ZIP Code: The Ultimate List of Philippine ZIP Codes and Postal Codes

Last Updated on 07/16/2021 by FilipiKnow

A ZIP code is often asked along with your address for billing and delivery purposes. It speeds up the process of locating the recipient’s address thus making the delivery of goods faster. With our ultimate list of ZIP codes in the Philippines, you can quickly find the postal code assigned to your area.

 

What is a ZIP code?

A ZIP code (Zone Improvement Plan code) is a 4-digit number added to your address for the sake of speeding up the process and ensure the accuracy of delivery services. It is commonly used by PhilPost (Philippine Postal Corporation) and other mail services in delivering postal mail.

ZIP code is also used in the United States where it’s composed of a 5-digit number, sometimes added with another 4 digits for more accuracy. By contrast, the Philippines only uses a 4-digit ZIP code.

 

Quick Links: The Ultimate List of ZIP Codes in the Philippines.

Metro Manila ZIP Codes.

Provincial ZIP Codes.

 

What is the difference between a ZIP code and a postal code?

Both the ZIP code and the postal code have almost the same purpose, which is to locate the delivery address. The ZIP code is commonly used in the United States and in the Philippines where it facilitates the faster delivery of mails by assigning codes to postal addresses. Meanwhile, the postal code is an alphanumeric code used in the United Kingdom and other countries. Postal code in the UK, for example, is composed of two parts: the outward code indicating the broad locality where the address is located and the inward code which narrows down to the sector within the postal district.

 

Is there a 5-digit ZIP code in the Philippines?

There is no 5-digit ZIP Code in the Philippines. However, the United States uses a 5-digit ZIP Code with the first number representing the states or region, the next two numbers representing the city, and the last two numbers representing the specific delivery area.

An extended version of the US ZIP code was introduced in 1983 using the format ‘ZIP+4’. The ZIP represents the standard 5-digit number while the four additional digits are added to narrow it down further to a more specific location.

In terms of function, the 5-digit ZIP Code in the US and the 4-digit ZIP Code in the Philippines are the same.

 

How should I write an address with a ZIP code?

The ZIP code should be written on the LEFT SIDE of the last line of the address. To write an address with a ZIP code, follow this format:

Name

Unit/Floor + House/Building Name + Street Number + Street Name

Barangay/District + City

ZIP Code + Metro Manila

Below is an example of a letter envelope format with an address and ZIP Code written on it.

how to write address with zip code philippines

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