The postal system in Guinea-Bissau does not have a legal role, as such, in the
country, and is a service operated by the Government. It does, however, operate
more as an independent company that is part of the Government, and has enough
freedom to do so.
Their main role is to deliver postal items within the country and from other
countries. This includes letters, cards, parcels and other items.
In the future there are plans to have a new numbering system for all the houses
that should make sorting and delivering mail to the correct address an easier
task. There are also plans to extend their services into the express post area.
There are no set services that have to be performed by the postal service,
however they do offer national and international letter and parcel delivery.
The postcodes in Guinea-Bissau consist of four digits. The four digits represent
the region, sector and section for delivery (e.g. 1045).