Turks and CaicosPost Offices, Shipping, & Courier Services
The George Brown Post Office in Downtown Providenciales.
All of the main populated islands in the Turks and Caicos have a government-run post office. These offices hold mail for pickup, are able to send mail, and sell stamps. Local post offices do not offer the additional range of financial services found at many post offices in the USA, UK and Europe (such as money orders).
There is no general postal service delivery in the Turks and Caicos, and everyone collects their mail directly from their island's post office..
There are several ways to send parcels, freight, and cargo to the Turks and Caicos, most of which are much less expensive by volume than either the postal system or a courier parcel service. For information, see Shipping, Air, and Sea Freight.
Many of the services offered on Providenciales especially cater to small shipments and less than container loads (LCL).
Stamps and Postcards
The old post office in Cockburn Town offers unique postage stamps and souvenirs.
A mailbox is located in the Regent Village car park in Grace Bay, Providenciales and at the Cruise Center in Grand Turk. Otherwise, post needs to be dropped off at one of the local post office branches.
Stamps and cards can be purchased from many gift shops in the Grace Bay area of Providenciales, and at the Cruise Center in Grand Turk (and at all post offices). Required postage for postcards are $0.40 for British Commonwealth destinations (such as Canada and the United Kingdom), and $0.80 for all other countries (including the United States).
Turks and Caicos Postal Code
The postal code for the Turks and Caicos is TKCA 1ZZ.
In the past, the country never relied on a postal or zip code. BWI (British West Indies) was occasionally used in lieu of an actual code, but is rarely seen today.
The use of the UK format postcode TKCA 1ZZ is now becoming increasingly common.
Courier and Delivery Services
The pristine Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales.
Courier services are available on Providenciales and Grand Turk.
Providenciales has local branches of FedEx, DHL, UPS and IBC (International Bonded Couriers). Except for IBC, delivery is typically offered and complimentary.
Grand Turk does not have local branches of any couriers, but delivery of FedEx shipments is provided.
For packages where customs duty is payable, a customs clearance fee (typically $15 to $25) is usually applied in addition to the duty amount.
Be advised that other international courier companies without local branches are often able to send packages to the Turks and Caicos. However, there may be extra fees applied by the local partner courier or airline that handles the final import into the country. If possible, consider using either FedEx, DHL or UPS.