±JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER
±Compare Expat Providers
±Expat Focus Partners
±Latest Financial Articles
· How To Make The Most Of Your Retirement Abroad
· Expat Focus Financial Update September 2017
· 10 Things To Think About Before You Move Abroad In Your Middle Age
· Expat Focus Financial Update August 2017
· What Could Higher Interest Rates Mean For Your Overseas Property Purchase?
· Expat Focus Financial Update July 2017
· The Lifestyles And Cultures Of Great Expat Locations
· Understanding Exchange Rates for Your Overseas Property Purchase
· Interview With Duncan Khoury, Head of Marketing, World First Australia
Postal Service and Mail DeliveryBack to top Back to main Skip to menu
Hong Kong - Postal Service and Mail Delivery
The official website for the Hong Kong post office system is:
Hong Kong Post
General Post Office
2 Connaught Place,
Central, Hong Kong
When sending a letter within Hong Kong, there are no postal codes. The address should include the addressee’s name, flat and/or floor numbers, name of building, number of building and name of street, name of village or district in capital letters, and whether or not the addressee is in New Territories, Hong Kong, or Kowloon. This last part should also be in capital letters.
When you send a letter outside of Hong Kong, you must remember to write the name of the country that it is going to. Anything that is sent abroad by post must be declared to Customs on special forms which are available at the post offices. You can also download these forms online as well.
Mail that is sent within Hong Kong has a charge of HK$1.40. Packages within Hong Kong will cost you HK$27 for the first kilo and HK$10 for each additional kilo. The maximum weight is 20 kilos. International postage is configured by zones. Taiwan and Singapore, for instance, are in zone 1 while Europe and the United States are in Zone 2. Surface mail is a cheaper way of sending mail internationally, but it is also the slowest route. Airmail is faster but more expensive.
Mail service in Hong Kong is considered fast and efficient. Because it is a small area, it is generally delivered quickly. There are also courier companies in addition to the national postal service. The two most popular, and internationally known, are FedEx and UPS.
FedEx Hong Kong
Shop 43, 1/F., Admiralty Center,
Admiralty Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2730 3333
UPS Hong Kong
UPS Administration Office
36/F, 9 Wing Hong Street, Cheung Sha Wan
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2735 3535
Fax: (852) 2738 5070
Most of the post offices in Hong Kong offer additional services besides mail services. There are some Hong Kong government departments and local utility providers which permit customers to make selected payments via the post office. By using a postal remittance, you can even send money to such countries as Nepal, Indonesia, Mainland China, Japan, and the Philippines. Western Union services are available to send money to the rest of the world.
Post offices are normally open Monday to Saturday, though some of the larger branches may be open for business on Sundays and some public holidays, too. Business hours are usually 8 am-6pm. Not every post office location is equipped to handle all services. For instance, not all of them have PO box rentals. The larger branches do, however.
You do not have to find a mailbox in order to mail a letter. If it already has postage on it, you can drop it into a bright green letter box. If it does not have postage, and you know the correct amount, you can also purchase postage from label vending machines. Mobile Post Offices are available as well. These are small vans that visit locations throughout Hong Kong for about half an hour once a week, Monday through Friday.
Expat Health Insurance Partners
Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world. We want to be the global leader in delivering world-class health solutions, making quality health care more accessible and empowering people to live healthier lives.
At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.
Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.