Postal code


Postal code usually consists of a sequence of letters and numbers, or numbers only, and is appended to the end of an address. Postal Code identifies an addressee’s location and assists in the transmission, sorting and delivery of mail items.

On 21 March 2011, Afghan Post introduced a new postcode system and domestic addressing standard. Under the new system, postcodes consist of six digits: the first two digits (ranging from 10–43) correspond to the province, while the last two digits correspond either to the city/delivery zone (range 01–50) or to the district/delivery zone (range 51–99). 

The designated operator Afghan Post State Enterprise of AFGHANISTAN, would like to inform the designated operators of UPU member countries that it recently introduced a new postcode system. There is now a six-digit postcode for all addresses in Afghanistan, instead of a four-digit postcode. The six-digit postcode is unique for every postal delivery zone, The every single six-digit postcode covering the majority of delivery points in the postal delivery zone area.

In general, the previous four-digit postcode will remain the same with the addition of two extra digit.

Afghanistan new a six-digit postcode system

The country is divided into 34 provinces. The postcode for provinces ranges between 10 and 43. The city district ranges between 01 and 50, whereas the rural district falls in the 51-99 range. The postal delivery Zone ranges between 01 and 99. For more information. click here


Postal Code