The mystery of the Mauritian post / zip code has finally been solved!
Initially introduced on a pilot basis in early 2012 for the regions of Lallmatie, Bon-Accueil and Brisée-Verdière, the Mauritius Post has officially announced the Mauritian Post Code some months ago. Although the word “ZIP” code is sometimes wrongly used, it is worth mentioning that this “Zone Improvement Plan” has been a system implemented for USA only. Like other countries, France has its own way of handling their postal code too. Similarly, the Mauritius Post has worked on a 5 digits code to facilitate the identification of all geographical areas in the island. More details about its implementation can be found on Pramod’s post.
I still remember that at the time of writing of my previous article in 2012, it was sometimes a pain when having to fill in the postal code. Strangely today, when I tried creating new dummy accounts(sorry eBay, Paypal and Amazon), I could use any postal code without any validation errors.
Most of you probably already know your post codes right now and in case the postman hasn’t delivered your post code yet, this link can be very handy to find your code or that of your Mauritian pen pals, friends or family members. I wonder if the procedures to update existing address records in banks and other institutions are more effortless as compared to Mike’s personal experience at his bank.
Although I usually don’t admit that I can be wrong too but here, I sincerely hope that I’m totally wrong in believing that the new post codes won’t help much in reducing the number of lost parcels on their way to our island Mauritius. However, I have no doubt about the fact that the new postal codes can speed up delivery of letters and parcels once they reach one of the Mauritius Post offices.
2 more things before ending this post :
- Have a look at the first picture above:
“L’Ile Maurice se modernise grâce au post code”. Really?
- You can say that I’m being paranoid but do you remember that the number 5 (FIVE) was chosen to be prefixed to all mobile numbers? And now, for whatever reasons, a 5 (FIVE) digits postal code was implemented for Mauriitus.
Believe me or not, there’s a conspiracy of the Labour Party to control everything in Mauritius, even the post of the Prime Minister!!!Thank you for reading my article. Bon weekend to everyone! 🙂
I personally do not think 5 digits will be enough. Population is around 1.2 Million
Each inhabitant does not get a code; each HOUSEHOLD does. And there are approx. 300,000 households in Mtius.
Basically no. Each region gets its OWN post code. But it also means that each household has a post code and consequently, each Mauritian? has a post code too, even though, not their own.
Not really. If I am writing to you, I will use X code. If I am writing to someone living in your household, I will still be using the same postcode. Unless I am understanding your reply wrong 😉
I think that we both mean the same thing. We are just expressing ourselves, differently 🙂
What could be next is house numbers…
Street name, house number
Post Code, Region/Village/Town Name
Hi Yashvin, I like your conclusion part regarding the “conspiracy theory” of the 555 digit! Actually does this brand still exist!?
Why do you think 5 digits won’t be enough? @disqus_WNB8PqdENt:disqus @yashvinawootar:disqus the both of you.
Actually I feel it quite overwhelming that they are giving even every little zone a different post code and sometimes you don’t know which one to choose when you (don’t want) to be approximate (if someone didn’t give you their post code and the said Quatre Bornes close to Sodnac for example).
Lol. I’m a non smoker so it is difficult for me to confirm if the brand still exist.
On my behalf, I have no complaint about the 5 digits, it’s just that except for a faster sorting of letters, I don’t find it useful for online shopping. Not for Mauritius at least.
It might not seem that big of a deal right now, but it is actually paving the way for automatic mail sorting and local e-commerce.
I just hope that you are right 🙂
It’s true that it exists a postcode for each town and village in Mauritius. If you’re having difficulty searching for the postcode of a particular place. Don’t hesitate to use this application which may help you.
How i can’t use any postal code to create my Paypal Account.
If none are working, read this post : http://www.yashvinblogs.com/postal-code-zip-mauritius/
Hi i want to know if hot gun is allowed to import to mauritius from ebay , please help me thanks. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bc2c0e676217077ec11e427ae9689ae9b967cfe28140165706e545fda3f5d994.jpg
I can’t say. You need to call the central parcel office to ask.
Hi yashvin , Tell me one thing more , a plastic shell ( used )($9) bought from ebay, you think i will have to hire a custom broker ??
Nops. Most probably (99%) it will reach you directly at the specified delivery address
someone can tell me if the import of dji naza flight controller or a rtf quadcopter is allowed in mauritius from ebay???. please if someone know a bit please tell me ??