International data limitations

International data limitations

This table details the Recipient Reference size limitations and dollar amount limits for international payments.

Country Recipient Reference Max. Size Limit
(number of characters)
Single Payment Limit IBAN
(characters)
BSB / Routing Code
(digits)
Account Number
(digits)
AT (Austria) 14 10,000,000.00 =20 (must start with AT) =5 (must be 5) =11 (must be 11)
BE (Belgium) 6 499,999.99 =16 (must start with BE) =6 (must be 6) =12 (must be 12)
CA (Canada) 14 99,999,999.00 - =9 (must be 9) <13 (12 or less)
DE (Germany) 14 10,000,000.00 =22 (must start with DE) =8 (must be 8) =10 (must be 10)
DK (Denmark) 6 10,000,000.00 =18 (must start with DK) =4 (must be 4) =14 (must be 14)
ES (Spain) 10 50,000.00 =24 (must start with ES) =10 (must be 10) =10 (must be 10)
FI (Finland) 14 10,000,000.00 =18 (must start with FI) - =14 (must be 14)
FR (France) 10 800,000.00 =27 (must start with FR) =10 (must be 10) =11 (must be 11)
GB (United Kingdom) 13 10,000,000.00 =22 (must start with GB) =6 (must be 6) <12 (11 or less)
GR (Greece) 14 150,000.00 =27 (must start with GR) - =27 (must be 27)
HK (Hong Kong) 13 None - =6 (must be 6) <10 (9 or less)
IE (Ireland) 14 10,000,000.00 =22 (must start with IE) =6 (must be 6) =8 (must be 8)
IT (Italy) 14 12,499.99 =27 (must start with IT) =10 (must be 10) <13 (12 or less)
NL (Netherlands) 14 10,000,000.00 =18 (must start with NL) - =10 (must be 10) OR =7 (must be 7) (for Postbank payments)
PT (Portugal) 14 99,999.99 =25 (must start with PT) =10 (must be 10) =11 (must be 11)
SG (Singapore) 13 None - =7 (must be 7) <12 (11 or less)
US (United States) 13 10,000,000.00 - =9 (must be 9) <18 (17 or less)