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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

*The Beneficiary Account Number should be 24 digits and be in the following format:

  • Bank Code (5 digits including Country Code)
  • Branch Code (5 digits)
  • Account Number (12 digits)
  • Cle RIB (2 digits)

Note: The beneficiary may be required to provide supporting documentation to comply with the country's Exchange Control Regulations.

Argentina, Argentine Peso (ARS)

Requirements

  • Beneficiary CBU (22 digit Account Number)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Contact name and phone
  • Beneficiary CUIT or CUIL ID (Tax ID - 11 digits)

Australia, Australian Dollar (AUD)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • BSB Bank Code (6 digits)

Note: AUD also accepted by New Zealand banks. When sending AUD to New Zealand, a BSB Bank Code is not required.

Bharain, Bharaini Dinar (BHD)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone

Brazil, Brazilian Real (BRL)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Contact Name, Phone, and Email
  • Beneficiary Tax ID (14 digit CNP for Companies and 9 digit CPF for individuals)
  • Agency code (3 or 4 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.

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.

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

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

Canada, Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Bank Code (3 or 4 digits)
  • Branch Transit Number (5 digits)

 

Chile, Chilean Peso (CLP)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • RUT Tax ID (7 or 8 digits plus a check digit)
  • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone

Note: The beneficiary may be required to provide supporting documentation to comply with the country's Exchange Control Regulations.

 

China, Yuan Renminbi (CNH)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Purpose of Payment Codeword (6 characters)
6 Character Codeword Payment Category Types of Payment
REMTDR Cross Border Payment (Individual)  
CGODDR Cross Border Goods
Trade
  • Sell or purchase for goods
  • Import or export of goods
  • Procurement of goods
  • Letter of Credit or Documentary Collection related to goods trade
  • Prepayment of goods
CSTRDR Cross Border
Service Trade
  • Public utility
  • Rent
  • Audit Fee
  • Hotel and accommodation fee
  • Legal fee
  • Advertising and promotion fee
  • Copyright and license fee
  • Service contract fee
  • Design fee
  • Research and development fee
  • Registration fee
  • Medical expenses
CCTFDR Cross Border
Capital Transfer (Including Capital Transfer Other Than Bond)
  • Capital injection
  • Capital reduction
  • Capital payment
  • Investment
  • Shareholder loan
  • Non-trade fund transfer
  • Other capital payments as approved by relevant regulatory authorities
CCDNDR Charity Donation  
COCADR Other Current Account Transactions
  • Dividend payment
  • Profit distribution
  • Tax payment
  • Scholarships

Colombia, Colombian Peso (COP)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Contact Name, Phone, and email address
  • Beneficiary Tax ID number (NIT for Businesses or Cedula for Individuals)

Note: COP payments can only be processed to beneficiaries holding accounts at the following banks:

  • Banco AV Villas
  • Banco de Bogota
  • Bancolombia
  • Banco de Occidente
  • Citibank
  • Banco Caja Social BCSC
  • Banco Davivienda
  • Helm Bank (Banco de Credito)
  • BBVA Colomba
  • CorpBanca
  • Banco GNB Sudameris

Costa Rica, Costa Rican Colon (CRC)

Requirements

  • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and 17 digit Account Number
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone Number
  • Cedula Juridica (9-12 digit Beneficiary Taxpayer ID)

Croatia, Croatian Kuna (HRK)

Requirements

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

Czech Republic, Czech Koruna (CZK)

Requirements

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

Denmark, Danish Krone (DKK)

Requirements

  • IBAN (18 digits)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Dominican Republic, Dominican Peso (DOP)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • For payments to Institutions include a 9+ digit RNC (TAX ID) or a 7+ digit Registro Mercantil
  • For payments to Individuals include an 11 digit Cedula or Passport Number

Egypt, Egyptian pound (EGP)

Requirements

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

*The length and format of Beneficiary Account Number may vary depending on the receiving bank:

  • National Bank of Egypt account numbers must contain 19 digits
  • Bank of Alexandria account numbers must contain 12 digits.
  • Bank Misr account numbers must contain 14 digits.

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone Number
  • Exact Beneficiary Bank Branch Name

Eurozone, Euro (EUR)

Requirements

  • IBAN – Refer to each participating country’s IBAN lengths
  • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, Account Number
  • Bank Name, Address, and Swift ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Note: The EUR is the local currency in:

  • Andora
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Cyprus
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • San Marino
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • The Vatican City

Fiji, Fijian Dollar (FJD)

Requirements

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

Hong Kong, Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)

Requirements

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

Hungary, Hungarian Forint (HUF)

Requirements

  • IBAN (28 digits)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Iceland, Icelandic Krona (ISK)

Requirements

  • IBAN (26 digits)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

India, Indian Rupee (INR)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • 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

Additional Requirement(s)

5 digit Wire Code (/A/B/C/D/E)

  • /A = Sender Customer Type (1= Individual, 2= Company/Corporation, or 3=Government)
  • /B = Sender Resident Type (1= Resident or 2= Non-Resident)
  • /C = Beneficiary Bank City Code (0)
  • /D = Beneficiary Customer Type (1= Individual, 2= Company/Corporation, or 3=Government)
  • /E = Beneficiary Resident Type (1= Resident or 2= Non-Resident)

Note: Beneficiary Customer Type 3 (Government) is only applicable if the beneficiary is an Indonesian Government Institution that maintains an account with the Central Bank (INDOIDJA)

Israel, New Israeli Shekel (ILS)

Requirements

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

Japan, Japanese Yen (JPY)

Requirements

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

Jordan, Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Detailed Payment Reference and Purpose of Payment
  • Purpose of Payment Code (4 digits)

Note: The local market is closed Fridays. Your beneficiary will receive funds the following business day.

Kenya, Kenyan Shilling (KES)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Bank Branch Code (5 digits: 2 digit Bank Code and 3 digit Branch Code)

Korea, Korean Won (KRW)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone Number
  • Payments to Individuals: Government Issued National ID (13 digits)
  • Payment to Corporations/Companies: Tax ID or Business Registration Number (10 digits)
  • Payments to Foreign Nationals: Residence Permit Number

Note: Payment of goods and services must fall within the South Korean definition of a "Business Transaction" (i.e., import or export) or risks being rejected for being a capital payment. Capital payments must be made in USD. The following are classified as capital payments:

  • Rental Payments
  • Donations
  • Tax Payments
  • Capital Funds
  • Loans
  • Operating Funds

Kuwait, Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD)

Requirements

  • IBAN (30 digits)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • 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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Bank Sort Code

Note: We are unable to process MYR payments to beneficiaries holding accounts with banks located in Labuan.

Mexico, Mexican Peso (MXN)

Requirements

  • CLABE (18 digit Account Number)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Morocco, Moroccan Dirham (MAD)

Requirements

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

Namibia, Namibian Dollar (NAD)

Requirements

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

New Zealand, New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Requirements

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

Note: NZD is also accepted by Australian Banks. To send NZD to Australia, include the BSB Bank Code (6 digits).

Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Cordoba (NIO)

Requirements

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

Payment Limitations

  • We are unable to process payments that equal $100.00 USD or less.
  • Payments that equal $300.00 USD or less can only be processed to beneficiary accounts at Banco Lafise.
  • Any payments that do not meet these dollar thresholds are subject to cancellation.

Nigeria, Nigerian Naira (NGN)

Requirements

  • NUBAN (10 digit Account Number)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Norway, Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Requirements

  • IBAN (15 digits)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • 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

Note: The local market is closed Fridays. Your beneficiary will receive funds the following business day.

Pakistan, Pakistani Rupee (PKR)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone Number
  • Beneficiary Bank Branch Name

Recommendation: SVB strongly recommends that you 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.

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.

If the Beneficiary Contact fails to follow local banking regulations to claim the funds a delay in credit to the beneficiary account may occur.

Peru, Nuevo Sol (PEN)

Requirements

  • IBAN/CCI (20 digit Codigo de Cuenta Interbancario)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Additional Requirement(s)

  • RUC Code (11 digit Beneficiary Tax ID), or
  • DNI (8 digit Documento Nacional de Identidad), or
  • Carnet de Extranjeria (Foreign Registration Card) for foreigners living in Peru

Philippines, Philippines Peso (PHP)

Requirements

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

Poland, Polish Zloty (PLN)

Requirements

  • IBAN (28 digits)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Qatar, Qatari Rial (QAR)

Requirements

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

Note: The local market is closed Fridays. Your beneficiary will receive funds the following business day.

Romania, New Romanian Leu (RON)

Requirements

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

Russia, Russian Ruble (RUB)

Requirements

  • Full Beneficiary Name, Address, and 20 digit Account Number
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Additional Requirement(s)

  • VO code (5 digits)
  • VAT (included or not included)
  • Correspondent Bank BIK Code (9 digits)
  • Beneficiary INN/KIO code (10 digits for legal entity or 12 digits for individual)
  • Corresponding Bank Account Number (20 digits)

Saudi Arabia, Saudi Riyal (SAR)

Requirements

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

Note: The local market is closed Fridays. Your beneficiary will receive funds the following business day.

Singapore, Singaporean Dollar (SGD)

Requirements

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

South Africa, South African Rand (ZAR)

Requirements

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

Sweden, Swedish Krona (SEK)

Requirements

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

Switzerland, Swiss Franc (CHF)

Requirements

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

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary Contact Name and Phone Number

Recommendation: SVB strongly recommends that you 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.

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.

If the Beneficiary Contact fails to follow local banking regulations to claim the funds a delay in credit to the beneficiary account may occur.

Thailand, Thai Baht (THB)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Beneficiary's tax ID (13 digits) or Passport Number

Turkey, Turkish Lira (TRY)

Requirements

  • IBAN (26 digits)
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

Ukraine, Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • 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 and Address
  • Bank Name, Address, and SWIFT ID#
  • Purpose of Payment

United Kingdom, Pound Sterling (GBP)

Requirements

  • IBAN (22 digits)*
  • Full Beneficiary Name and Address
  • Bank Name and Address
  • Purpose of Payment

*If the IBAN is not available, the 6 digit Beneficiary Bank Sort Code must be provided along with the 8 digit Beneficiary Account Number.

Vietnam, Vietnamese Dong (VND)

Requirements

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

Additional Requirement(s)

  • Bank Branch Name

Note: The beneficiary may be required to provide supporting documentation to comply with the country's Exchange Control Regulations. Payments cannot be made to Foreign Indirect Investment Accounts (FIIAs).

Zambia, Zambian Kwacha (ZMW)

Requirements

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

Note: For payments to Barclays Bank Zambia, a 6 digit branch code is required.



ISO Country Code, Country, and IBAN Digit Length

AD  Andorra 24 GI Gibraltar 23 MT Malta 31
AE United Arab Emirates 23 GL Greenland 18 MU Mauritius 30
AL Albania 28 GR Greece 27 NL The Netherlands 18
AT Austria 20 GT Guatemala 28 NO Norway 15
AZ Azerbaijan 28 HR Croatia 21 PK Pakistan 24
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 HU Hungary 28 PL Poland 28
BE Belgium 16 IE Ireland 22 PS Palestine 29
BG Bulgaria 22 IL Israel 23 PT* Portugal 25
BH Bahrain 22 IQ Iraq 23 QA Qatar 29
BR Brazil 29 IS Iceland 26 RO Romania 24
BY Belarus 28 IT Italy 27 RS Serbia 22
CH Switzerland 21 JO Jordan 30 SA Saudi Arabia 24
CR Costa Rica 22 KW Kuwait 30 SC Seychelles 31
CY Cyprus 28 KZ Kazakhstan 20 SE Sweden 24
CZ Czech Republic 24 LB Lebanon 28 SI Slovenia 19
DE Germany 22 LC Saint Lucia 32 SK Slovak Republic 24
DK Denmark 18 LI Liechtenstein 21 SM San Marino 27
DO Dominican Republic 28 LT Lithuania 20 ST Sao Tome and Principe 25
EE Estonia 20 LU Luxembourg 20 SV El Salvador 28
ES* Spain 24 LV Latvia 21 TL Timor-Leste 23
FI* Finland 18 MC Monaco 27 TN Tunisia 24
FO Faroe Islands 18 MD Moldova 24 TR Turkey 26
FR* France 27 ME Montenegro 22 UA Ukraine 29
GB* United Kingdom 22 MK Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of 19 VG  Virgin Islands, British  24 
GE Georgia 22 MR Mauritania 27 XK  Kosovo  20 
                 
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