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Korea Postal Code Format Change As Of Aug 2015 (Doc ID 2060712.1)

Last updated on APRIL 22, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise CS Campus Community - Version 9 and later
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Korea has changed their postal code format.  Will/has Oracle provided an update to comply with the change?

Postal Code Reform into the State Basic District System

1. Purpose of Reform
 o The State Basic District Number given to each State Basic District is to be used as
     the new postal code, according to Article 19(3) of the Road Name Address Act.

2. How It is Reformed
 o The 5-digit district number assigned based on the geographic features (roads, rivers, railroads, etc.) and assigned to each State Basic District will replace the existing 6-digit postal code created based on the administrative units (Eup, Myeon and Dong) and the districts assigned to each postman.

   - The first 3 digits out of 5 represent Special (Metropolitan) City / Province and Si (city) / Gun / Jachigu (“Autonomous Gu”)

   - The last 2 digits are composed of serial numbers given to the districts inside the corresponding Si, Gun and Autonomous Gu, from the northwest corner of the district to the southeast.

3. Effective Date : August 1, 2015

4. Further Information
 o For further information on the State Basic District and addresses (road name address and lot number address), please refer to the road name address information system ( provided by the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs.

Error Codes
Correct Postal code format for Republic of Korea is 999-999. (18028,237)



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