| destination country. Items heavier than 30 kilograms should be sent by freight.
For more information, visit Korea Post’s English website
Post Office Operating Hours
Monday – Friday, 9:00 - 18:00 (16:00 for financial services)
Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00 (postal services only)
| domestically or internationally. Addresses in Korea are written largely in a reverse format than in western countries.
Format for Addresses in Korea
City, District Office (Gu), Ward (Dong),
Number and Building Name, Unit Number
Name of recipient
Country (when sending from outside of South Korea)
Example, using WorknPlay’s address:
Seoul, Seocho-gu, Seocho-dong,
1621-18 Ran Building 3F
|People who have accumulated a lot of things while in Korea may choose to have their items shipped back to their home countries or use a moving service. Most international movers will pack, wrap, and load your shipment.|
|Moving Within Korea|
|Standard Moving Service
The person moving is expected to pack his or her own belongings, except for heavy items that cannot be packed, such as furniture.
Packing Moving Service
Workers will pack all belongings (if desired), and also unpack at the new residence. This is a more expensive but more convenient service.
Items will be stored in a container or garage by the service provider until the move can be made, for an additional cost.
Same as the Packing Moving Service, with the addition of housecleaning services at the new residence.
Allied Pickfords: http://www.alliedpickfords.co.kr/
Phone: Allied Korea – 82-2-796-8703; Allied Busan – 82-51-754-4856; Allied Pyeongtaek– 82-31-667-4522
|There are options for foreign residents needing to store their belongings while temporarily returning to their home countries. Many moving companies can also store items for their clients temporarily, for an additional fee. Storage companies are another option, as is renting out very small goshiwons (rooms students live in while studying for big exams).
City Storage: http://www.citystorage.co.kr/eng
|Other Things to Consider|
Furniture, televisions, washing machines, home electronics and other large waste items that cannot be placed in bags require special stickers for disposal. These stickers may be purchased at the local dong office. Place the sticker on the item and dispose of at the collection spot on the designated day. Disposal fees vary by size and type of item.
Charities and other non-government agencies around Korea accept second-hand goods for the needy or to be resold for a reasonable price. These organizations believe in providing for the less fortunate, and also promote the reuse of items to keep them out of the landfills.