• Outgoing International Wire Formatting Tips

     
  • Tips for sending U.S. dollars and foreign currency wires to the countries listed below.

    All international U.S. dollar and foreign currency payments require:

    Additional requirements may include:

    Please review the country and currency requirements below to ensure your international wires are formatted correctly.

    Important:

     

    Country, Currency (Currency Code)

    Africa, CFA Franc (XOF)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    Argentina, Argentine Peso (ARS)

    Requirements

    • Beneficiary Contact name and phone
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID
    • Purpose of Payment
    • Beneficiary CUIT or CUIL ID (Tax ID - 11 digits)
    • Beneficiary CBU account number ('CB' in front of the 22 digit number)
     

    Australia, Australian Dollar (AUD)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID
    • BSB Bank Code (6 digits)
     

    Bharain, Bharaini Dinar (BHD)

    Requirements

    • IBAN (22 digits)
    • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    Brazil, Brazilian Real (BRL)

    Requirements

    • Agency code (3 or 4 digits)
    • Tax ID (14 digits) (CNP for Companies and CPF for Individuals)
    • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
    • IBAN (29 digits)


    Recommendations

    SVB strongly recommends that clients inform the Beneficiary Contact that a wire has been remitted to their attention and provide full details of the wire at the time the wire request is made. The client should remind the beneficiary to be attentive to communications from the beneficiary bank and to follow local banking procedures and/or instructions to claim the funds. Clients should be aware that if the Beneficiary Contact fails to follow local banking regulations to claim the funds a delay in credit to the beneficiary account may occur.

    Bulgaria, Bulgarian Leva (BGN)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID
    • Purpose of Payment
    • IBAN (22 digits)
     

    Canada, Canadian Dollar (CAD)

    Requirements
    • Bank Code (3 or 4 digits)
    • Transit Number (5 digits)
    • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID
    • Beneficiary Account Number
     

    Chile, Chilean Peso (CLP)

    Requirements

    • RUT Tax ID (7 or 8 digits plus a check digit)
    • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    China, Yuan Renminbi (CNY)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, Account Number
    • Bank Name and  Address 
    • CNAPS Bank Code (12 digits) or Bank SWIFT #
    • Purpose of Payment

    Payment Purpose Codeword

    • Cross Border Payment (Individual): REMTDR
    • Cross Border Goods Trade: CGODDR
    • Cross Border Service Trade: CSTRDR
    • Cross Border Capital Transfer (Including Capital Transfer Other Than Bond): CCTFDR
    • Charity Donation: CCDNDR
    • Other Current Account Transactions: COCADR

    Croatia, Croatian Kuna (HRK)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
    • IBAN (21 digits)

    Egypt, Egyptian pound (EGP)

    Requirements

    • Swift/BIC
    • Name of Bank
    • Address of Bank
    • Beneficiary Account Number
    • Beneficiary Name
    • Beneficiary Address
    • Purpose of Payment
    • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone Number
    • Exact Beneficiary Bank Branch Name

    Eurozone, Euro (EUR)

    Requirements

    • IBAN – Refer to each participating country’s IBAN lengths below
     

    Fiji, Fiji Dollar (FJD)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    Iceland, Iceland Krona (ISK)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    India, Indian Rupee (INR)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name and Address
    • Purpose of Payment
    • Beneficiary Bank IFSC Branch Code (11 digits alphanumeric)
     

    Indonesia, Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    Israel, New Israeli Shekel (ILS)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name and SWIFT/BIC (complete address is acceptable, if bank SWIFT is not available)
    • IBAN
    • If over 50,000,000 ILS,Purpose of Payment Required
     

    Japan, Japanese Yen (JPY)

    Requirements

    • Beneficiary Name, Account, Address
    • Bank Swift
    • Bank Branch Name (optional)
     

    Jordan, Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
    • IBAN (30 digits)
     

    Kenya, Kenyan Shilling (KES)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
    • Bank Code (2 digits) / Branch Code (3 digits)
     

    Korea, Korean Won (KRW)

    Requirements

    • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone Number
    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    Kuwait, Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

    Requirements

    • IBAN (30 digits)
    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    Malaysia, Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
    • Sort Code (PDF)
     

    Mexico, Mexican Peso (MXN)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name and SWIFT/BIC (complete address is acceptable, if bank SWIFT is not available)
    • CLABE (18 digits)
     

    Nigeria, Nigerian Naira (NGN)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    Oman, Omani Rial (OMR)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    Pakistan, Pakistan Rupee (PKR)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
    • IBAN (24 digits)
     

    Peru, Nuevo Sol (PEN)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID
    • Purpose of Payment
    • IBAN (20 digits)
     

    Qatar, Qatari Rial (QAR)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
    • IBAN (29 digits)
     

    Romania, New Romanian Leu (RON)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name and Address
    • IBAN (24 digits)
     

    Russia, Russian Ruble (RUB)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
    • BIK Code (9 digits)
    • Beneficiary Account Number (20 digits)
    • Corresponding Bank Account Number (20 digits)
    • INN code (10 digits)
    • VO code (5 digits)
    • VAT
    • Beneficiary INN/KIO code (10 digits for legal entity or 12 digits for individual)
     

    Saudi Arabia, Saudi Riyal (SAR)

    Requirements

    • IBAN (24 digits)
    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    Slovenia, Slovak Koruna (SKK)

    Requirements

    • IBAN (19 digits)
    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    South Africa, South African Rand (ZAR)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
     

    Switzerland, Swiss Franc (CHF)

    Requirements

    • IBAN 21 Alpha numeric beginning with “CH”

    Taiwan, New Taiwan Dollar (TWD)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Contact Name and Phone Number
    • Purpose of Payment

    Thailand, Thai Baht (THB)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Beneficiary's tax ID (13 digits) or Passport Number

    Ukraine, Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment
    • Specific and Detailed Explanation for Payment
    • Number and Date of Invoice and Contract

    United Arab Emirates, Emirati Dirham (AED)

    Requirements

    • IBAN (23 digits)
    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Purpose of Payment

    United Kingdom, Pound Sterling (GBP)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and Account Number
    • Bank Name and Address
    • IBAN or Sort Code

    Vietnam, Vietnamese Dong (VND)

    Requirements

    • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, Account Number
    • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
    • Branch Location
    • Purpose of Payment



    ISO Country Code, Country, and IBAN Digit Length

     
    AX Aland Islands 18 GL Greenland 18 NL  The Netherlands 18
    AL Albania 28 GP Guadeloupe 27 NC  New Caledonia 27
    AD Andorra 24 HU Hungary 28 NO  Norway 15
    AT Austria 20 IS Iceland 26 PK  Pakistan 24
    BH Bahrain 22 IE Ireland 22 PL  Poland 28
    BE Belgium 16 IL Israel 23 PT  Portugal 25
    BA Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 IT Italy 27 QA  Qatar 29
    BR Brazil 29 JP  Japan n/a RE Reunion 27
    BG Bulgaria 22 JO  Jordan 30 RO Romania 24
    HR Croatia 21 KZ  Kazakhstan 20 PM Saint Pierre et Miquelon 27
    CY Cyprus 28 KW Kuwait 30 SM  San Marino 27
    CZ Czech Republic 24 LV  Latvia 21 SA Saudi Arabia 24
    DK Denmark 18 LB  Lebanon 28 RS  Serbia 22
    EE Estonia 20 LI  Liechtenstein 21 SK  Slovak Republic 24
    FO Faroe Islands 18 LT  Lithuania 20 SI Slovenia 19
    FI Finland 18 LU Luxembourg 20 ES  Spain 24
    FR France 27 MK  Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of 19 SE Sweden 24
    GF French Guyana 27 MT  Malta 31 AE  United Arab Emirates 23
    PF French Polynesia 27 MQ  Martinique 27 CH  Switzerland 21
    TF French Southern Territories 27 MR  Mauritania 27 TN  Tunisia 24
    GE Georgia 22 MU Mauritius 30 TR Turkey 26
    DE Germany 22 YT Mayotte 27 GB United Kingdom
    22
    GI Gibraltar 23 MC  Monaco 27 WF Wallis and Futuna Islands 27
    GR Greece 27 ME  Montenegro 22