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Burundi - Obtain a Rental Box

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A rental Box is also referred to as postal box. It is a personal letter box through the owner receives correspondences like mails and parcels. In Burundi, the Régie Nationale des Postes (RNP, National Postal Administration) under the authority of the Minister of Transport, Posts and *Telecommunications is responsible for all postal service. It operates as an independent state-owned company.


An individual, group of people or company in the country

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1.Be a mature person;

2.A rental box can be acquired as a individual or group of individuals;

3.Endeavor to always pay related fees in given period of time;

4.If a person who owns a rental box does not use / renewal subscription, the box is re-issued to another person;

5.When a box is re-issued, it does not mean sharing box, the initial owner is cancelled;

6.Do not kept external objects in rental box allocated;

7.Always keep the key of the box in a safe place;

8.For any change in the address / postal box, always notify your correspondents because it is very important for them to have the right address.

Required Information

1.Applicant’s name and physical address


3.Places of work / residence


1.A person who wishes to obtain a rental box should start by identifying the nearest Post Office. There are several post offices located on the national territory, a list of places where these offices are located can be viewed at;

2.When an office is identified, go there and find out what is required in order for a person to obtain a rental box.

3.Thereafter prepare all the documents required and submit them together with application for a rental box to the post office;

4.When documents are submitted, a postal box is then allocated to the applicant.

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Required Documents

  • Identification Documents
  • Payment Slips


Taxes of Annual Subscription of the P.0 Boxes

1.Great model or small size for Ministries, Companies or Undertaken – 50,000 FBU

2.Great model or small size for educational establishments Higher (Faculties), Secondary and Technical schools, Non-profit-making associations – 17,500 FBU

3.Great model or small size for the Schools primary educations and nursery schools – 17,000 FBU

4.Great model for private individual – 17,500 FBU

5.Small size for the private individuals – 8,500 FBU

6.Penalty for delay of renewal – 1,500 FBU

7.Withdrawal or modification of address By object – 530 FBU


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

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Processing Time

One (1) to two (2) days

Office Locations & Contacts

Régie Nationale des Postes (RNP, National Postal Administration)

Boulevard Patrice Lumumba

P.O. Box 258 Bujumbura, Burundi

Telephone: (257) 22 32 51(standard)

Fax: (257) 22 07 00 / (257) 22 07 02


Bienvenue sur le site de la Régie Nationale des Postes


Telephone: (257) 22 22 32 51 - 22 22 38 57

Fax: (257) 22 20 07 00


Ministry of Transport, Post and Communications

Rohero, Boulevard Patrice Lumumba,

Immeuble de la Régie Nationale des

Postes, 2ème Etage,

BP: 2000 Burundi

Telephone: +257 22253570 / 22 253571,

Fax: +257 22226900

Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Posts and Tourism

Multiple ministers’ office:

Avenue ensemble 10, Bujumbura,

BP 08 Burundi

Telephone No.: +257 7712 2223

Fax: +257 7712 2122


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Information which might help

1.Take note of the right way to use an acquired postal box. Do not send any indecent materials through the post box for instance pornographic materials and any other obscene printing, painting, photograph, engraving, book or card;

2.Holders are argued not to destroy or take mails / parcels that may be wrongly addressed and put in their rental box. If such mails / parcels are found in one’s box, a person is argued to place them in the boxes usually marked with a label “wrongly addressed”. This is so because a box could have been re-issued and therefore the mail / parcel could belong to the previous owner.

3.Always lock the rental box after using it and in cases where a key is lost or where lock becomes faulty endeavor to replace key or change lock;

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

1.The owners is able to receive correspondences from different people;

2.It allows communication between different people;

3.It is used by any interested person to locate the owner;

4.It could also be used by government to for taxation purposes.

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