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Requirements and Charges For Opening a Post Office Box in Kenya

by Victor Matara

Below are Requirements and charges For Opening a Post Office Box in Kenya. According to Postal Corporation of Kenya,  there are more than 400,000 private letter boxes countrywide at the moment. These are basically the delivery points for mails in Kenya. The mails are usually sorted into these boxes at the specific offices the mail is addressed.

There are  6 different types of Private letterboxes that one can open with the Postal Corporation of Kenya.

1. Individual boxes –  They Cater for individuals.

2. Corporate boxes – They  cater for business organizations

3. Special Corporate – They cater for special groups i.e children, the elderly and philanthropic organizations

4. Learning and Religious Organization – They cater for institutions like schools, universities, churches etc

5. Sub post offices – Boxes are located in sub-post offices

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6. Stand-Alone boxes

Requirements

Individual boxes

  • Copy of ID/ Passport
  • Kshs. 2,320/- (Renewable annually)
  • Kshs 560/- (Key deposit)

Corporate boxes    

  •  Copy of certificate of registration
  • Kshs. 10,960/- (Renewable annually)
  • Kshs 560/- (Key deposit)

How to Apply for a  Box number in Kenya 2019

  1. Download and print the application form by clicking this link  OR  Pick one from your nearest post office.
  2. Attach a copy of the certificate of registration or ID/ Passport to the filled form and take it to your local post office.
  3. Pay the applicable fees and collect your box keys.

Post Office Box charges in Kenya 2019

Type

Rates Kshs.(Yearly)

Corporate

10,960

Individual

2,320

Special Corporate

7,220

Learning & Religious Organizations

8,960

Sub Post office

1,530

Stand-Alone

12,500

 

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