IBAN countries

The International Bank Account Number (IBAN) is an account format used in most European countries, but also in many countries outside Europe. The IBAN contains information on which bank and which country the account belongs to. The IBAN is entered in the field reserved for the beneficiary’s account number, without spaces.

Countries where IBAN is mandatory in cross border payments are marked with an asterisk *.

For some countries where IBANs are mandatory, an additional IBAN-only principle applies. This principle implies that customers only need an IBAN to identify the beneficiary bank. Any other information related to the benefiary’s bank is derived from the IBAN by the sending bank. If information on beneficiary’s bank is provided by a customer, even if it is not needed, it will be ignored and substituted by the information that can be derived from the IBAN. Countries where the IBAN-only principle applies are marked with two asterisks **.

For payments out of Nordea in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the above mentioned IBAN-only principle only applices for SEPA Payments.

CountryLengthFirst 2 characters (letters)
Albania*28 anAL
Algeria24 anDZ
Andorra*24 anAD
Angola25 anAO
Austria**20 anAT
Azerbaijan*28 anAZ
Bahrain*22 anBH
Belgium**16 anBE
Benin28 anBJ
Bosnia and Herzegovina20 anBA
Brazil29 anBR
British Virgin Islands24 anVG
Bulgaria**22 anBG
Burkina Faso27 anBF
Burundi16 anBI
Cameroon27 anCM
Cape Verde25 anCV
Central African Republic27 anFR
Congo27 anCG
Costa Rica21 anCR
Croatia**21 anHR
Cyprus**28 anCY
Czech Republic**24 anCZ
Denmark**18 anDK
Dominican Republic28 anDO
Egypt27 anEG
Estonia**20 anEE
Faroe Islands*18 anFO
Finland**18 anFI
France**27 anFR
French Guiana27 anFR
French Polynesia27 anFR
Gabon27 anGA
Georgia*22 anGE
Germany**22 anDE
Gibraltar**23 anGI
Greece**27 anGR
Greenland*18 anGL
Guadeloupe27 anFR
Guatemala28 anGT
Guernsey**22 anGG
Hungary**28 anHU
Iceland**26 anIS
Iran26 anIR
Ireland**22 anIE
Isle of Man**22 anIM
Israel*23 anIL
Italy**27 anIT
Ivory Coast28 anCI
Jersey**22 anJE
Jordan*30 anJO
Kazakhstan20 anKZ
Kosovo20 anXK
Kuwait*30 anKW
Latvia**21 anLV
Lebanon*28 anLB
Liechtenstein**21 anLI
Lithuania**20 anLT
Luxembourg**20 anLU
Macedonia19 anMK
Madagascar27 anMG
Mali28 anML
Malta**31 anMT
Martinique27 anFR
Mauritania*27 anMR
Mauritius30 anMU
Moldova*24 anMD
Monaco**27 anMC
Montenegro22 anME
Mozambique25 anMZ
Netherlands**18 anNL
New Caledonia27 anFR
Norway**15 anNO
Pakistan*24 anPK
Palestine, State of*29 anPS
Poland**28 anPL
Portugal**25 anPT
Qatar*29 anQA
Réunion27 anFR
Romania**24 anRO
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon27 anFR
San Marino**27 anSM
Sao Tome and Principe25 anST
Saudi Arabia*24 anSA
Senegal28 anSN
Serbia22 anRS
Slovakia**24 anSK
Slovenia**19 anSI
Spain**24 anES
Sweden**24 anSE
Switzerland**21 anCH
Timor-Leste23 anTL
Tunisia*24 anTN
Turkey*26 anTR
Ukraine29 anUA
United Arab Emirates*23 anAE
United Kingdom**22 anGB
Wallis and Futuna27 anFR