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Receiving Google Adsense payment in Mauritius

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gices Khush_Mendossa

Google Adsense is a program which enables webmasters to earn money from their websites by displaying relevant advertisements on their sites. Once you have reached the payment threshold, you will be eligible for payment and there are a few things which you need to be aware of to receive your money faster.

Adress verification

Once you have signed up for Adsense, you will have to wait for approval onto the programme. If your site complies with the terms & conditions (nothing illegal or obscene), you will then be allowed to display ads on your site using the code provided on your account. As soon as you reach $10 (10 US dollars), you will be required to verify your account. This means confirming your address. A PIN will be sent to you through the post from Google’s head office in USA and it can take 4-6 weeks to reach you. Note that you need to enter a post code/zip code when you apply for the Adsense account and “742CU001” will do the trick.

You can request the PIN to be sent again if you have not received it. The mistake I made was that I thought if I asked them to re-issue me a PIN, it would be a different one. This is not the case as the same PIN will be sent to you (a new one will NOT be generated!) and if you receive the previous PIN before the new one, it wouldn’t be a problem as both will contain the same PIN.

There’s a time limit before you can request a new PIN and I’ll advise you to request one as soon as you’re able to instead of continuously waiting.

It turns out that you can request the PIN upto 3 times and I did not receive any one of them at my address in Mauritius. So after 3 months waiting, there still wasn’t any letter from Adsense in my letter box. I had to email them a copy of my telephone bill from MT, showing my name and address as proof and only then my account was confirmed.

A week later, I got the PIN mailer (postcode of 11.4 x 15.2cm from Google) which had my Personal Identification Number on it. This reached the Post Office 2 weeks ago but the postman never delivered it in time. It came from Jamaica and took 10 days to reach Mauritius but the postal service here took 14 days to deliver it to me. Can you believe that? And oh, I got a second PIN mailer a few days later!

Minimum payment threshold

As soon as your account reaches $10 (10 US dollars) you will be able to select a form of payment. You have 2 choices here – either you opt for cheques which take 4-6 to reach you (if they ever do!) or you choose Western Union which I would recommend.

In order to get payment from Adsense, you will need to make at least 70 euros. Your earnings will be accumulated until you reach this payment threshold.

Collecting your money

Here’s the best part of it all. Once you are eligible for payment, you will see details on how to collect your money when you log into your Adsense account. If you have chosen, Western Union Quick Cash payment, you can go to any Western Union representative to collect your money. You will need the following:

  • The exact payment amount
  • Money Transfer Control Number (MCTN)
  • Identity Card
  • Sender’s information which will most likely be (Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland)

I would advise you to print out the Statement of Earning (you will see a link under the Finalised Earnings) as it contains all the information required. Since the people working at Western Union don’t really understand how you’re getting money, they will also ask for a proof of address before they give you money.

Although, Google states that you can either collect your money in Euros (the currency in which your Adsense earnings is displayed) or the local currency (Mauritian rupee), Western Union agents will only give you money in MRU. So you don’t have a choice really.

If you’re receiving more than Rs50,000, you will have to go to Western Union directly and not an agent. For example if you go to SBM Western Union counter (opposite McDonalds in Port-Louis), they will refuse to make the payment to you as they have a limit of Rs50,000. You will therefore have to go to a Western Union branch itself to collect your money. There’s one near the Barclays bank close to MCB head office in Port-Louis.

Before spending your money, bear in mind that you need to pay taxes to MRA on your earnings!

gices Published 07 Jun 2012
I'm a Software Developer and the founder of Clever Dodo. I encourage people to practice MAM (Movement/Arts/Meditation) for a well-balanced and happy life. Born in Mauritius and now living in the UK, I usually blog about fitness, music, spirituality and driving topics to pass on my knowledge.


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sarah_7 29 Oct 2019

i had an adsence account but they kept asking ME to pay for ads. All i wanted was to get money from ads

gices 29 Oct 2019

Not really sure what you mean here but adsense is for publishers and adwords is for advertisers, the latter being the one you have to pay for and the former the one you get paid for.

sarah_7 30 Oct 2019

Thank you. I need to verify

Akash1302 22 Jul 2016

Hi, I am constructing dating website. Could you tell me if I need to have the site running first (if yes, for how long) or could I submit it to google adsense the day that I am launching it. Thank you

gices 22 Jul 2016

You need to have a website first. How long you've had it for does not matter.

Since adsense serves advertisements based on the context of your content, it is important you have a decent amount of text-based content on your site for them to approve your account and also to drive traffic and earn.

Frank03 19 Mar 2013

Is it true that we need to pay taxes on our earnings? I mean for example if we are making only Rs5000 a month ?

gices 19 Mar 2013

All income is taxable. Rs5,000 a month means Rs60,000 a year and if you have another job as well and the combined salary exceeds Rs255,000 (Income Exemption Threshold for an individual with no dependent), then 15% tax is applicable on the difference.

ham 29 Dec 2012

how much does western union charge when you collect your money?

gices 29 Dec 2012

Nothing. Whatever money is paid to you by Adsense is converted to the equivalent in Mauritian Rupee. And money can only be collected in local currency and not Euros.

ham 29 Dec 2012

Thanks. That's nice.

sarah_7 30 Oct 2019

well they are getting money from the exchange rate!

moricien 30 Oct 2012

I created a blogspot site with adsense approved, content 92+ posts and +450 words per content, and I still didn't get one dollar! Its damn hard to earn with blogspot :(

anonymous_4 01 Nov 2012

Whether it's blogspot, wordpress or a forum, its always hard to earn !

Atti_dude 28 Oct 2012

I have a website with around 40 posts and with 600-1000 words each. I managed to get an adsense account at the begin of this year, after 2 rejection, i finally got one. Am still struggling to get 1usd lol, i guess i have to do some seo work with black hat methods! Btw i have 2 domain name which are going to expire in April next year and i only use one of them, the other domain is being redirected to my main domain. Am still thinking what can i do with it ?

Atti_dude 28 Oct 2012

@gices can you give me your mail address i have to discuss something with you ?- if you dont mind!

gices 28 Oct 2012

Black hat techniques will only work for a short while. It's not worth the effort. You need to create a website which people find useful if you want to be in this field for the long term.

Use the contact page on Clever Dodo to contact me.

ziya 16 Jul 2012

Who are getting payment for google adsense?

Ervinz_M 17 Jul 2012


ziya 17 Jul 2012

since when are you getting payment for it and did you encountered any problem to get your payment?

gices 18 Sep 2012

@ziya : I've been with adsense for around 7 years. In the UK, I used to get payment via bank transfer, that is, the money earned is directly deposited in my bank account. Over here, you have to collect the money in a Western Union branch.

Khush_Mendossa 07 Jun 2012

Google keeps disapproving my account -_- Help?

gices 07 Jun 2012

What's the url of your site?

Khush_Mendossa 07 Jun 2012

It's a blog at
can give it to you in pm

gices 08 Jun 2012

Okay, send it to me via PM and I'll see if there's anything wrong with your site which is causing your application to be rejected by the Adsense team.

gices 08 Jun 2012

Got your PM.

Your site lacks content and your posts are quite short. You will need to beef up the text on your site and have more posts. Aim for at least 50 posts each around 400+ words before you apply to Adsense again.

Khush_Mendossa 08 Jun 2012

O_O Suppose I have a .com , does adsense approve it automatically if there is no obscene things and no copyright infringements?

gices 08 Jun 2012

Nopes, you need to have a fully working website with lots of good content.

Shankara_Motay 15 Oct 2013

When i subscribe in Adsense, and put the country(mauritius), they tell me, it's not authorised! Can someone help me please!

gices 15 Oct 2013

@Shankara_Motay : Can you post a screenshot of the problem?

sarah_7 30 Oct 2019

my website got approved as soon as I created the adsense account. But then I remember verifying it with google a few years ago on the old google plus.