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Submitted 1 year, 11 months ago by deda


stanley 3 points 1 year, 11 months ago

First off, zip codes are only used in USA. The rest of the world refers to them as postal codes. Now, to answer your question. Malawi does not have zip codes or postal codes but plans are underway to introduce them. Am not sure when but I have been following some news articles saying that they will be introduced soon.

Here is an except from nyasatimes:

Namacha said each region and location shall have a postalcode and that shall be entered into a database which shall be accessed by service all service providers such as police, fire brigade, ambulances, Malawi Postal Service, door to door deliveries, banks and many other benefits.

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deda 1 points 1 year, 11 months ago

So what should I do when I am required to type a zip code?

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stanley 2 points 1 year, 11 months ago

Typing "00000" works most of the time. Some websites recognize that Malawi has no postal codes, so leaving the zip code field blank also works.

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