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World postal code formats

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World postal code formats

Knowing the format of a postal code is essential not only to be able to recognize it within an address or database field, but also as using the postal code correctly will speed up delivery and reduce returns.

Postal code formats are covered by each country chapter. This data is summarized below for all countries covered:

NB: 9 indicates a numeric digit, A a letter.

Strings between square brackets () should be typed exactly as written. Thus for Greenland, (39)99 indicates that all postal codes begin with 39, are four digits long, and the last two digits are numeric.

Where more than one format is given, each format is possible.

(*) Level of coverage

The level of coverage is shown of the following scale, and is a guideline only. For fuller details refer to the appropriate country chapter:

4 = All postal codes are unique point-of-delivery codes or cover approximately equal-sized groups of points-of-delivery

3 = Some postal codes down to point-of-delivery or small groups of points-of-delivery; others to settlement or groups of settlement level

2 =All postal codes cover a settlement, municipality, post office, postal route or larger area

1 = A single postal code covers the whole country/territory.

n/a = no national postal code coverage.

The regular expression flavour used is Perl. The anchors use (\A, \Z) are those for a code being on its own in a field, without padding with spaces.

Postal code format Postal code specifics Postal code level of coverage
Afghanistan n/a n/a n/a
Åland Islands (22)999 All postal codes commence with 22 3
Albania 9999 First digit may not be 0 ?
Algeria 99999 The first two digits can be in the range 01 to 48 2
American Samoa (96799), (96799-)9999 First five digits are 96799 3
Andorra (AD)999 The first digit can be in the range 1-7 2
Angola n/a n/a n/a
Anguilla (AI-2640) There is only a single postal code: AI-2640 1
Antigua and Barbuda n/a n/a n/a
Argentina A9999AAA The first character cannot be I, O or V 4
Armenia 9999 Codes are in the range 0001 to 4216 2
Aruba n/a n/a n/a
Ascension Island ASCN 1ZZ n/a 2
Australia 9999 n/a 3
Austria 9999 First digit may not be 0 3
Azerbaijan (AZ )9999 First digits range between 0 and 73 3
Bahamas n/a n/a n/a
Bahrain 999, 9999 Codes range between 101 and 199 and between 1000 and 1216 2
Bangladesh 9999 n/a 2
Barbados (BB)99999 n/a 2
Belarus 999999 The first digits range between 200 and 247 2
Belgium 9999 The first digit may not be 0. Postal codes cannot commence with 57, 58 or 59 3
Belize n/a n/a n/a
Benin n/a n/a n/a
Bermuda AA( )99, AA( )AA The first two characters may be one of these combinations: BY, CR, DD, DV, FL, GE, HM, HS, MA, PG, PT, SB, SN, WK 3
Bhutan 99999 Postal codes currently do not exist commencing 0, 10, 17-20, 23-30, 37-40 or 47-99 2
Bolivia n/a n/a n/a
Bonaire n/a n/a n/a
Bosnia-Hercegovina 99999 All postal codes commence with 7, 80, 88 or 89 2
Botswana n/a n/a n/a
Bouvet Island n/a n/a n/a
Brazil 99999(-)999 n/a 4
British Antarctic Territory (BIQQ 1ZZ) A single postal codes is used: BIQQ 1ZZ 1
British Indian Ocean Territory (BBND 1ZZ), United States' and British military postal code formats British and United States' military postal codes are used in addition to the single civilian code: BBND 1ZZ 1
British Virgin Islands VG1190 Only the 5th character differs between codes 2
Brunei Darussalam AA9999 The first letters cannot be BA to BU (excluding BI, BO and BQ); KA to KH, PA to PE or TA to TH 2
Bulgaria 9999 The first digit may not be 0 2
Burkina Faso n/a n/a n/a
Burundi n/a n/a n/a
Cambodia 99999 All postal codes fall into the range 01000-21564 2
Cameroon n/a n/a n/a
Canada A9A( )9A9 Character 1 can only be A, B, C, E, G, H, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, V, X, Y. The letters D, F, I, O, Q and U are not used in any part of the postal code 3
Cape Verde 9999 Codes may begin with these numbers: 11-12, 21, 31, 41, 51, 61, 71-76, 81-82, 91 2
Cayman Islands (KY)9(-)9999 n/a 2
Central African Republic n/a n/a n/a
Chad n/a n/a n/a
Chile 9999999 n/a 4
China 999999 n/a 2
Christmas Island (6798) n/a 1
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (6799) n/a 1
Colombia 999999 n/a 2
Comoros n/a n/a n/a
Congo (Democratic Republic of - Kinshasa) n/a n/a n/a
Congo (Republic of the - Brazzaville) n/a n/a n/a
Cook Islands n/a n/a n/a
Costa Rica 99999, 99999-9999 n/a 2
Croatia 99( )999, 99999 All postal codes commence with a digit between 1 and 5 3
Cuba 99999 n/a 2
Curaçao n/a n/a n/a
Cyprus 9999 The first digit may not be 0 2
Czechia / Czech Republic 999()99 All postal codes commence with a digit between 1 and 7 3
Denmark 9999 n/a 3
Djibouti n/a n/a n/a
Dominica n/a n/a n/a
Dominican Republic 99999 Codes cannot commence with a 0 2
East Timor n/a n/a n/a
Ecuador 999999 n/a 3
Egypt 99999 n/a 2
El Salvador 9999 n/a 2
Equatorial Guinea n/a n/a n/a
Eritrea n/a n/a n/a
Estonia 99999 First digit may not be 0 3
Ethiopia 9999 n/a 2
Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands 999 First digit may not be 0 2
Falkland Islands FIQQ 1ZZ, SIQQ 1ZZ n/a 1
Fiji n/a n/a n/a
Finland 99999 n/a 3
France 99999 Metropolitan France has postal codes commencing 00-95 and 99 3
French Guiana (973)99 All codes commence with 973 3
French Polynesia (987)99 All codes commence with 987 3
Gabon n/a n/a n/a
Gambia n/a n/a n/a
Georgia 9999 n/a 2
Germany 99999 Codes range between 01 and 99, except 05, 43 and 62 3
Ghana n/a n/a n/a
Gibraltar GX11 1AA n/a 1
Greece 999( )99 The first two digits range between 10 and 85 2
Greenland (39)99 The first two digits are 39 2
Grenada n/a n/a n/a
Guadeloupe (970)99, (971)99 Postal codes commence 970 or 971 3
Guam (969)99, (969)99(-)9999 Postal codes commence 969 3
Guatemala 99999 Postal codes range between 01000 and 22027 2
Guernsey (GY)9( )9AA, (GY)99( )9AA n/a 4
Guinea 999 n/a 2
Guinea-Bissau 9999 n/a 2
Guyana n/a n/a n/a
Haiti 9999 n/a 2
Heard and McDonald Islands n/a n/a n/a
Holy See (00120) A single postal code is used: 00120 1
Honduras AA9999 n/a 4
Hong Kong n/a n/a n/a
Hungary 9999 The first digit may not be 0 2
Iceland 999 The first digit may not be 0 2
India 999999 The first digit may not be 0 2
Indonesia 99999 n/a 2
Iran 9999999999 n/a 4
Iraq 99999 Postal codes begin with one of these combinations: 10, 31-32, 34, 36, 41-42, 44, 46, 51-52, 54, 56, 58, 61-62, 64, 66 2
Ireland A99 A9A9, A99 AA99, A99 A9AA, A9W A9A9, A9W AA99, A9W A9AA Codes do not include the letters B, G, I, J, L, M, O, Q or S 4
Isle of Man (IM)9( )9AA, (IM)99( )9AA All codes commence IM 4
Israel 9999999 n/a 3
Italy 99999 These strings are not found at the start of the postal code: 49, 68-69, 76-79,99 3
Ivory Coast n/a n/a n/a
Jamaica (JM)AAA99 n/a 2
Japan 999(-)9999 n/a 3
Jersey (JE)9( )9AA
(JE)99( )9AA
All codes commence JE 4
Jordan 99999 Codes do not commence with 0 or numbers in the range 79-98 2
Kazakhstan 999999 Codes begin with numbers in the range 01-16 2
Kenya 99999 n/a 2
Kiribati n/a n/a n/a
Kosovo 99( )999, 99999 Postal codes commence with a number between 1 and 7 2
Kuwait 99999 n/a 3
Kyrgyzstan 999999 Postal codes commence with 71 or 72 2
Laos 99999 Postal codes commence with a number between 01 and 18 2
Latvia 9999 Postal codes do not begin with 0, 22-29, 35, 49, 55 or 58-99 2
Lebanon 9999, 9999( )9999 n/a 4
Lesotho 999 n/a 2
Liberia 9999 n/a 2
Libya n/a n/a n/a
Liechtenstein (94)99 The first digits are 94. The final two digits fall between 85 and 88 or 90 and 98 2
Lithuania 99999 n/a 2
Luxembourg 9999 The first digits may not be 0, 30-31, 50-51, 60, 70-71, 78-79, 89 3
Macao n/a n/a n/a
Macedonia 9999 The first digit may be 1, 2, 6 or 7 3
Madagascar 999 The first two number of the postal codes fall within these ranges: 10-11, 20, 23, 30-32, 40-42, 50-51, 60-62 2
Malawi n/a n/a n/a
Malaysia 99999 n/a 2
Maldives 99999 The first two digits fall in the range 00-21 3
Mali n/a n/a n/a
Malta AAA( )9999 n/a 2
Marshall Islands (969)99, (969)99(-)9999 Postal codes commence 969 3
Martinique (972)99 Postal codes commence 972 3
Mauritania n/a n/a n/a
Mauritius 99999 n/a 3
Mayotte (976)99, (985)99 Postal codes commence 976 or 985 3
Mexico 99999 n/a 3
Micronesia (9694)9, (9694)9(-)9999 First four digits are always 9694 3
Moldova 9999 The first two digits fall in the range 20-77 2
Monaco (980)99 All codes commence 980 3
Mongolia 99999, 99999-9999 No postal codes currently commence with 0, 10, 19-20, 24-40, 47, 49-60, 66, 68-80 or 86-99 3
Montenegro (8)9999 All postal codes begin with 81, 84 or 85 2
Montserrat MSR 1990 The first three letters are always MSR. The first digit is always 1. The second digit can currently be between 1 and 3, the third 1, 2, 3 or 5. The last digit is always 0 2
Morocco 99999 First digit may not be 0 2
Mozambique 9999 The first digit is 1, 2 or 3. The second digit is 1, 2, 3 or 4. The final two digits fall in the range 00-25 2
Myanmar 99999 n/a 2
Namibia n/a n/a n/a
Nauru n/a n/a n/a
Nepal 99999 Postal codes commence with these number ranges: 00, 10, 12, 21-22, 32-35, 44-45, 56-57 2
Netherlands 9999( )AA First digit may not be 0. The letter combinations SS, SA and SD are not used 4
Netherlands Antilles n/a n/a n/a
New Caledonia (988)99 n/a 3
New Zealand 9999 n/a 2
Nicaragua 99999 Postal codes may commence with numbers in these ranges: 10-16, 21-22, 25-27, 31-32, 34-35, 37-38, 41-48, 51-52, 55-56, 61-62, 65-66, 71-72, 81-82, 91-92. 2
Niger 9999 The first two digits are 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 or 80, and the third digit 0 or 1 2
Nigeria 999999 The first digit may not be 0 2
Niue n/a n/a n/a
Norfolk Island (2899) All addresses have the code 2899 1
North Korea n/a n/a n/a
Northern Cyprus 99999 The first two digits are 99 2
Northern Mariana Islands (9695)9, (9695)9(-)9999 All codes commence 9695 3
Norway 9999 n/a 3
Oman 999 First digit may not be 0 or 9 2
Pakistan 99999 The first digit may not be 0 2
Palau (96940), (96940-)9999 All codes commence 96940 3
Panama 9999 n/a 2
Papua New Guinea 999 Postal codes fall in the range 111-641 2
Paraguay 9999 Codes fall into the range 11-99 3
Peru 99999 n/a 2
Philippines 9999 n/a 2
Pitcairn Islands (PRCN 1ZZ) All addresses have the code PCRN 1ZZ 1
Poland 99(-)999 n/a 3
Portugal 9999(-)999 The first digit may not be 0 3
Puerto Rico (00)999, (00)999(-)9999 The first two digits are 00. The third digit is 6, 7 or 9 3
Qatar n/a n/a n/a
Reunion (97)999 All codes commence with digits in the range 974-979 3
Romania 999999 The second digit may not be 9 3
Russia 999999 Postal codes can begin with a 1,2,3,4 or 6. No codes begin with 22, 25-29, 31-33, 37, 47-49, 5 or 7-9 2
Rwanda n/a n/a n/a
Saba n/a n/a n/a
Saint Helena STHL 1ZZ (St Helena Island); ASCN 1ZZ (Ascension Island); TSCU 1ZZ (Tristan da Cunha) n/a 2
Saint Kitts and Nevis n/a n/a n/a
Saint Lucia LC99 999 There are two spaces between the second and third digits 2
Saint Pierre and Miquelon (975)99 All codes commence 975 3
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VC)9999 All codes fall in the range VC01-VC0472 ?
Saint-Barthélemy (9709)9, (97133) Postal codes commence 9709 or 97133 3
Saint-Martin (97)999 All codes commence 970 or 971 3
Samoa WS9999 The first number can be 1 or 2 2
San Marino (4789)9 All codes commence 4789 1
Sao Tome and Principe n/a n/a n/a
Saudi Arabia 99999 Codes can commence with any digit between 1 and 8 2
Senegal 99999 Codes cannot commence with 0 or 9 3
Serbia 99999 (old system), 999999 (PAK) All codes begin with 1, 2 or 3 (old system) 2 (old system), 4 (PAK)
Seychelles n/a n/a n/a
Sierra Leone n/a n/a n/a
Singapore 999999 n/a 4
Sint Eustatius n/a n/a n/a
Sint Maarten n/a n/a n/a
Slovakia 999( )99 All postal codes commence with 0, 8 or 9 3
Slovenia 9999 Postal codes cannot commence with 0 2
Solomon Islands n/a n/a n/a
Somalia AA( )99999 n/a 2
South Africa 9999 Codes 9000-9299 are not used 2
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands SIQQ 1ZZ A single code, SIQQ 1ZZ, is used 1
South Korea 99999 n/a 2
South Sudan 99999 n/a ?
Spain 99999 All postal codes commence with digits in the range 01-52 3
Sri Lanka 99999 n/a 2
Sudan 99999 n/a 2
Suriname n/a n/a n/a
Swaziland A999 The first letter is H, L, M or S 2
Sweden 999( )99 The first digit may not be 0. No postal codes commence with the digits 32, 48, 49 or 99 3
Switzerland 9999 The first digit may not be 0 2
Syria n/a n/a n/a
Taiwan 999, 999(-)99 n/a 2
Tajikistan 999999 All postal codes commence with 7 2
Tanzania 99999 Codes commence with a number between 1 and 7 ?
Thailand 99999 First digit may not be 0. There are currently no codes commencing: 19, 28-29, 38, 59, 68-69, 78-79, 87-89, 97-99 2
Togo n/a n/a n/a
Tokelau n/a n/a n/a
Tonga n/a n/a n/a
Trinidad and Tobago 999999 n/a 3
Tunisia 9999 n/a 2
Turkey 99999 n/a 2
Turkmenistan 999999 All postal codes commence with 7 2
Turks and Caicos Islands TKCA 1ZZ A single code, TKCA 1ZZ, is used 1
Tuvalu n/a n/a n/a
Uganda n/a n/a n/a
Ukraine 99999 Codes can commence with digits between 01 and 99 3
United Arab Emirates n/a n/a n/a
United Kingdom A9( )9AA, A99( )9AA, A9A( )9AA, AA9( )9AA, AA99( )9AA, AA9A( )9AA, (GIR 0AA) (XM4 5HQ) 4
United States of America 99999, 99999(-)9999 These codes belong to other, independent, countries: 96940-96944; 96960-96970 3
United States Virgin Islands (008)99, (008)99(-)9999 All codes commence 008 3
Uruguay 99999 The first digit may not be 0 3
Uzbekistan 999999 Postal code currently exist in these ranges: 1000-1002, 1101-1120, 1201-1210, 1301-1313, 1401-1416, 1501-1519, 1601-1612, 1701-1716, 1801-1814, 1901-1915, 2001-2012, 2101-2110, 2201-2212 and 2301-2316 2
Vanuatu n/a n/a n/a
Venezuela 9999, 9999(-)A Codes commence with a number in the range 1-8 2
Vietnam 999999 n/a 2
Wallis and Futuna (986)99 Postal codes commence 986 3
Western Sahara 99999 All codes commence with 7 2
Yemen n/a n/a n/a
Zambia 99999 n/a 2
Zimbabwe n/a n/a n/a

United Kingdom: Postal code specifics: The letter J is never found as one of the first two letters. The letters Q, V and X are never found in the first position of the postal code. The letters I and Z are not found in the second position (except for the single postal code GIR 0AA ). Where the third position is a letter, the letters I, L, O, Q and Z are not found. Only the letters A, B, E, H, M, N, P, R, V, W, X and Y can appear in the fourth position. In the part of the postal code after the space, the letters C, I, K, M, O and V are never found.

Regular expression
Afghanistan none
Åland Islands \A(22[0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Albania \A[1-9]\d{3,3}\Z
Algeria \A([0-3]\d{4,4}|r(4)[0-8]\d{3,3})\Z
American Samoa \A(96799|96799[-][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Andorra \A(AD[1-7][0-9][0-9])\Z
Angola none
Anguilla \A(AI-2640)\Z
Antigua and Barbuda none
Argentina \A[A-H|J-N|P-U|W-Z][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][A-Z][A-Z][A-Z]\Z
Armenia \A(0[0-9][0-9][1-9]|1[0-9][0-9][0-9]|2[0-9][0-9][0-9]|3[0-9][0-9][0-9]|4[0-1][0-9][0-9]|4[2][0-1][0-6])\Z
Aruba none
Ascension Island \A(ASCN 1ZZ)\Z
Australia \A\d{4,4}\Z
Austria \A[1-9]\d{3,3}\Z
Azerbaijan \A((AZ )[0-6][0-9][0-9][0-9]|(AZ )[7][0-3][0-9][0-9])\Z
Bahamas none
Bahrain \A[1-9][0-9][0-9]\d{3,3}|[0-1][0-2][0-9][0-9]\d{4,4}\Z
Bangladesh \A([1-9]\d{3,3})\Z
Barbados \A(BB)\d{5,5}\Z
Belarus \A((2)[0-3][0-9]\d{3,3}|(24)[0-7]\d{3,3})\Z
Belgium \A(1[0-9][0-9][0-9]|2[0-9][0-9][0-9]|3[0-9][0-9][0-9]|4[0-9][0-9][0-9]|5[0-6][0-9][0-9]|6[0-9][0-9][0-9]|7[0-9][0-9][0-9]|8[0-9][0-9][0-9]|9[0-9][0-9][0-9]|)\Z
Belize n/a
Benin n/a
Bermuda \A((BY )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(BY )[0-9][0-9]|(CR )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(CR )[0-9][0-9]|(DD )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(DD )[0-9][0-9]|(DV )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(DV )[0-9][0-9]|(FL )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(FL )[0-9][0-9]|(GE )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(GE )[0-9][0-9]|(HM )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(HM )[0-9][0-9]|(HS )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(HS )[0-9][0-9]|(MA )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(MA )[0-9][0-9]|(PG )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(PG )[0-9][0-9]|(PT )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(PT )[0-9][0-9]|(SB )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(SB )[0-9][0-9]|(SN )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(SN )[0-9][0-9]|(WK )[A-Z][A-Z]\Z|\A(WK )[0-9][0-9]|)\Z
Bhutan \A(1[1-6][0-9][0-9][0-9]|2[1-2][0-9][0-9][0-9]|3[1-6][0-9][0-9][0-9]|4[1-6][0-9][0-9][0-9]|)\Z
Bolivia n/a
Bonaire n/a
Bosnia-Hercegovina \A(7[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|80[0-9][0-9][0-9]|88[0-9][0-9][0-9]|89[0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Botswana n/a
Bouvet Island n/a
Brazil \A\d{5,5}[-]\d{3,3}\Z
British Antarctic Territory \A(BIQQ 1ZZ)\Z
British Indian Ocean Territory \A(BBND 1ZZ)\Z (Does not include military formats)
British Virgin Islands \A(VG)\d{4,4}\Z
Brunei Darussalam \A((B)[A-H|J-N|P|R-U]\d{4,4}|(K)[A-H]\d{4,4}|(P)[A-E]\d{4,4}|(T)[A-H]\d{4,4})\Z
Bulgaria \A[1-9]\d{3,3}\Z
Burkina Faso n/a
Burundi n/a
Cambodia \A(0[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|1[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|(20)[0-9][0-9][0-9]|(21)[0-5][0-6][0-4])\Z
Cameroon n/a
Canada \A(A|B|C|E|G|H|J|K|L|M|N|P|R|S|T|V|X|Y)[0-9](A|B|C|E|G|H|J|K|L|M|N|P|R|S|T|V|W|X|Y|Z)( )[0-9](A|B|C|E|G|H|J|K|L|M|N|P|R|S|T|V|W|X|Y|Z)[0-9]\Z
Cape Verde \A((11|12|21|31|41|51|61|71|72|73|74|75|76|81|82|91)\d{2,2})\Z
Cayman Islands \A((KY)[0-9](-)\d{4,4})\Z
Central African Republic n/a
Chad n/a
Chile \A(\d{7,7})\Z
China \A\d{6,6}\Z
Christmas Island \A(6798)\Z
Cocos (Keeling) Islands \A(6799)\Z
Colombia \A\d{6,6}\Z
Comoros n/a
Congo (Democratic Republic of - Kinshasa) n/a
Congo (Republic of the - Brazzaville) n/a
Cook Islands n/a
Costa Rica \A(\d{5,5}|\d{5,5}(-)\d{4,4})\Z
Croatia \A([1-5][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|[1-5][0-9]( )[0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Cuba \A\d{5,5}\Z
Curaçao n/a
Cyprus \A([1-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Czechia / Czech Republic \A([1,3,6,7][0-9][0-9]( )[0-9][0-9]|[2][2,5-9][0-9]( )[0-9][0-9]|[4][0-1,3-4,6-7][0-9]( )[0-9][0-9]|[5][0-1,3-9][0-9]( )[0-9][0-9])\Z
Denmark \A\d{4,4}\Z
Djibouti n/a
Dominica n/a
Dominican Republic \A[1-9]\d{4,4}\Z
East Timor n/a
Ecuador \A(\d{6,6})\Z
Egypt \A\d{5,5}\Z
El Salvador \A\d{4,4}\Z
Equatorial Guinea n/a
Eritrea n/a
Estonia \A([1-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Ethiopia \A\d{4,4}\Z
Faeroe Islands / Faroe Islands \A([1-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Falkland Islands \A( (FIQQ 1ZZ)|(SIQQ 1ZZ) )\Z
Fiji n/a
Finland \A\d{5,5}\Z
France \A([0-8][0-9]\d{3,3}|[9][0-6]\d{3,3}|(99)\d{3,3})\Z
French Guiana \A((973)[0-9][0-9])\Z
French Polynesia \A((987)[0-9][0-9])\Z
Gabon n/a
Gambia n/a
Georgia \A\d{4,4}\Z
Germany \A((0)[1-4|6-9]\d{3,3}|(4)[0-2|4-9]\d{3,3}|(6)[0-1|3-9]\d{3,3}|[1-3|5|7-9]\d{4,4})\Z
Ghana n/a
Gibraltar \A(GX11 1AA)\Z
Greece \A\Z
Greenland \A((39)[0-9][0-9])\Z
Grenada n/a
Guadeloupe \A((970)[0-9][0-9]|(971)[0-9][0-9])\Z
Guam \A((969)[0-9][0-9]|(969)[0-9][0-9](-)[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Guatemala \A((010)[0-6][0-9]|(010)[7][0-3]|(0200)[0-9]|(0201)[0-5]|(0300)[0-9]|(0301)[0-7]|(0400)[0-9]|(0401)[0-6]|(050)[0-1][0-9]|(0502)[0-1]|(060)[0-1][0-9]|(0602)[0-7]|(070)[0-1][0-9]|(0702)[0-4]|(0800)[0-8]|(090)[0-2][0-9]|(0903)[0-4]|(100)[0-2][0-9]|(10030)|(1100)[0-9]|(1101)[0-4]|(120)[0-4][0-9]|(12050)|(130)[0-3][0-9]|(1304)[0-1]|(140)[0-1][0-9]|(1402)[0-5]|(1500)[0-9]|(1501)[0-2]|(160)[0-1][0-9]|(1602)[0-6]|(170)[0-2][0-9]|(180)[0-1][0-9]|(1802)[0-3]|(1900)[0-9]|(1901)[0-8]|(200)[0-1][0-9]|(20020)|(2100)[0-8]|(220)[0-1][0-9]|(2202)[0-7]|)\Z
Guernsey \A((GY)[0-9]( )[0-9][A-Z][A-Z])\Z
Guinea \A\d{3,3}\Z
Guinea-Bissau \A\d{4,4}\Z
Guyana n/a
Haiti \A\d{4,4}\Z
Heard and McDonald Islands n/a
Holy See \A(00120)\Z
Honduras \A([A-Z]{2,2}\d{4,4})\Z
Hong Kong n/a
Hungary \A[1-9]\d{3,3}\Z
Iceland \A[1-9]\d{2,2}\Z
India \A[1-9]\d{5,5}\Z
Indonesia \A\d{5,5}\Z
Iran \A\d{10,10}\Z
Iraq \A((10|31|32|34|36|41|42|44|46|51|53|54|56|58|61|62|64|66)\d{3,3})\Z
Ireland \A([A|C-F|H|K|N|P|R|T-Z][0-9][0-9|W]( )[A|C-F|H|K|N|P|R|T-Z][A|C-F|H|K|N|P|R|T-Z|0-9][A|C-F|H|K|N|P|R|T-Z|0-9][A|C-F|H|K|N|P|R|T-Z|0-9])\Z
Isle of Man \A((IM)[0-9]( )[0-9][A-Z][A-Z]|(IM)[0-9][0-9]( )[0-9][A-Z][A-Z])\Z
Israel \A\d{7,7}\Z
Italy \A([0-3|5|8][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|4[0-8][0-9][0-9][0-9]|6[0-7][0-9][0-9][0-9]|7[0-5][0-9][0-9][0-9]|9[0-8][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Ivory Coast n/a
Jamaica \A((JM)[A-Z]{3,3}\d{2,2})\Z
Japan \A(\d{3,3}(-)\d{4,4})\Z
Jersey \A((JE)[0-9]( )[0-9][A-Z][A-Z])\Z
Jordan \A([1-6]\d{4,4}|(7)[0-8]\d{3,3}|(99)\d{3,3})\Z
Kazakhstan \A((0)[1-9]\d{4,4}|(1)[0-6]\d{4,4})\Z
Kenya \A\d{5,5}\Z
Kiribati n/a
Kosovo \A([1-7]\d{4,4}|\d{2,2}( )\d{3,3})\Z
Kuwait \A\d{5,5}\Z
Kyrgyzstan \A(7)[1-2]\d{4,4}\Z
Laos \A([0-1][1-8][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Latvia \A((1)[0-9][0-9][0-9]|(2)[0-1][0-9][0-9]|(3)[0-4][0-9][0-9]|(3)[6-9][0-9][0-9]|(4)[0-8][0-9][0-9]|(5)[0-4][0-9][0-9]|(5)[6-7][0-9][0-9])\Z
Lebanon \A(\d{4,4}|\d{4,4}( )\d{4,4})\Z
Lesotho \A\d{3,3}\Z
Liberia \A\d{4,4}\Z
Libya n/a
Liechtenstein \A((948)[5-8]|(949)[0-8])\Z
Lithuania \A\d{5,5}\Z
Luxembourg \A((1|2|4|9)[0-9][0-9][0-9]|(3)[2-9][0-9][0-9]|(5)[2-9][0-9][0-9]|(6)[1-9][0-9][0-9]|(7)[2-7][0-9][0-9]|(8)[0-8][0-9][0-9])\Z
Macao n/a
Macedonia \A((1|2|6|7)\d{3,3})\Z
Madagascar \A((1)[0-1][0-9]|(20)[0-9]|(23)[0-9]|(3)[0-2][0-9]|(4)[0-2][0-9]|(5)[0-1][0-9]|(6)[0-2][0-9])\Z
Malawi n/a
Malaysia \A\d{5,5}\Z
Maldives \A([0-1]\d{4,4}|[2][0-1]\d{3,3})\Z
Mali n/a
Malta \A([A-Z]{3,3}( )\d{4,4})\Z
Marshall Islands \A((969)[0-9][0-9]|(969)[0-9][0-9](-)[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Martinique \A((972)\d{2,2})\Z
Mauritania n/a
Mauritius \A(\d{5,5})\Z
Mayotte \A((976)\d{2,2}|(985)\d{2,2})\Z
Mexico \A\d{5,5}\Z
Micronesia \A((9694)[0-9]|(9694)[0-9](-)[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Moldova \A([2-6]\d{3,3}|(7)[0-7]\d{2,2})\Z
Monaco \A((980)\d{2,2})\Z
Mongolia \A([11-18,21-23,41-46,48,61-65,67,81-85][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|[11-18,21-23,41-46,48,61-65,67,81-85][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9](-)[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Montenegro \A((8)(1|4|5)\d{3,3})\Z
Montserrat \A((MSR )[1][1-3][1-3,5][0])\Z
Morocco \A[1-9]\d{4,4}\Z
Mozambique \A([1-3][1-4][0-1][0-9]|[1-3][1-4][2][0-5])\Z
Myanmar \A\d{5,5}\Z
Namibia n/a
Nauru n/a
Nepal \A(00|10|12|21|22|32|33|34|35|44|45|56|57)\d{3,3}\Z
Netherlands \A([1-9]\d{3,3}( )([A-R|T-Z][A-Z]|[S][B|C|E-R|T-Z]))\Z
Netherlands Antilles n/a
New Caledonia \A((988)\d{2,2})\Z
New Zealand \A\d{4,4}\Z
Nicaragua \A((10|11|12|13|14|15|16|21|22|25|26|27|31|32|34|35|37|38|41|42|43|44|45|46|47|48|51|52|55|56|61|62|65|66|71|72|81|82|91|92)\d{3,3})\Z
Niger \A(10|20|30|40|50|60|70|80)(0|1)[0-9]\Z
Nigeria \A([1-9]\d{5,5})\Z
Niue n/a
Norfolk Island \A( (2899) )\Z
North Korea n/a
Northern Mariana Islands \A((9695)[0-9]|(9695)[0-9](-)[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Northern Cyprus \A((99)[0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Norway \A\d{4,4}\Z
Oman \A([1-8]\d{2,2})\Z
Pakistan \A([1-9]\d{4,4})\Z
Palau \A((96940)|(96940-)[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Panama \A\d{4,4}\Z
Papua New Guinea \A([1][1-9][0-9]|[2-5][0-9][0-9]|(6)[0-3][0-9]|(640)|(641))\Z
Paraguay \A((1)[1-9]\d{2,2}|[2-9]\d{3,3})\Z
Peru \A\d{5,5}\Z
Philippines \A\d{4,4}\Z
Pitcairn Islands \A( (PCRN 1ZZ) )\Z
Poland \A(\d{2,2}(-)\d{3,3})\Z
Portugal \A([1-9]\d{3,3}(-)\d{3,3})\Z
Puerto Rico \A((00)[6-7|9][0-9][0-9]|(00)[6-7|9][0-9][0-9](-)[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Qatar n/a
Reunion \A((97)[4-6][0-9][0-9])\Z
Romania \A([0-9][0-8]\d{4,4})\Z
Russia \A([1|6]\d{5,5}|[2][0|1|3|4]\d{4,4}|[3][0|4|5|6|8|9]\d{4,4}|[4][0-6]\d{4,4})\Z
Rwanda n/a
Saba n/a
Saint-Barthélemy \A((97133)|(9709)\d{1,1})\Z
Saint Helena \A( (STHL 1ZZ)|(ASCN 1ZZ)|(TSCU 1ZZ) )\Z
Saint Kitts and Nevis n/a
Saint Lucia \A((LC)[0-9][0-9]( )[0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Saint-Martin \A( (970)[5-8][0-9]|(97150) )\Z
Saint Pierre and Miquelon \A((975)\d{2,2})\Z
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines \A((VC0)[1-3]\d{2,2}|(VC04)[0-7]\d{1,1})\Z
Samoa \A(WS[1-2][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
San Marino \A((4789)[0-9])\Z
Sao Tome and Principe n/a
Saudi Arabia \A([1-8]\d{4,4})\Z
Senegal \A[1-8]\d{4,4}\Z
Serbia (old system) \A([1-3]\d{4,4}|\d{6,6})\Z
Serbia (PAK) \A\d{6,6}\Z
Seychelles n/a
Sierra Leone n/a
Singapore \A\d{6,6}\Z
Sint Eustatius n/a
Sint Maarten n/a
Slovakia \A((0|8|9)\d{2,2}( )\d{2,2})\Z
Slovenia \A[1-9]\d{3,3}\Z
Solomon Islands n/a
Somalia \A((AD|BK|BN|BR|BY|GG|GD|HR|JD|JH|MD|NG|SG|SD|SH|SOL|TG|WG)( )\d{5,5})\Z
South Africa \A(1[0-9][0-9][0-9]|2[0-9][0-9][0-9]|3[0-9][0-9][0-9]|4[0-9][0-9][0-9]|5[0-9][0-9][0-9]|6[0-9][0-9][0-9]|7[0-9][0-9][0-9]|8[0-9][0-9][0-9]|9[3-9][0-9][0-9]|)\Z
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands \A(SIQQ 1ZZ)\Z
South Korea \A((0)[1-8]\d{3,3}|[1][0-8]\d{3,3}|[2][1-9]\d{3,3}|[3-5]\d{4,4}|[6][1-3]\d{3,3})\Z
South Sudan \A\d{5,5}\Z
Spain \A((0)[1-9]\d{3,3}|[1-4]\d{4,4}|(5)[0-2]\d{3,3})\Z
Sri Lanka \A\d{5,5}\Z
Sudan \A\d{5,5}\Z
Suriname n/a
Swaziland \A((H|L|M|S)\d{3,3})\Z
Sweden \A([1-2|5-8]\d{2,2}( )\d{2,2}|(3)[0-1|3-9][0-9]( )\d{2,2}|(4)[0-7][0-9]( )\d{2,2}|(9)[0-8][0-9]( )\d{2,2})\Z
Switzerland \A([1-9]\d{3,3})\Z
Syria n/a
Taiwan \A(\d{3,3}|\d{3,3}(-)\d{2,2})\Z
Tajikistan \A((7)\d{5,5})\Z
Tanzania \A([1-7]\d{4,4})\Z
Thailand \A([1][0-8]\d{3,3}|[2][0-7]\d{3,3}|[3][0-7,9]\d{3,3}|[4][0-9]\d{3,3}|[5][0-8]\d{3,3}|[6][0-7]\d{3,3}|[7][0-9]\d{3,3}|[8][0-6]\d{3,3}|[9][0-6]\d{3,3}|)\Z
Togo n/a
Tokelau n/a
Tonga n/a
Trinidad and Tobago \A(\d{6,6})\Z
Tunisia \A([1-9]\d{3,3})\Z
Turkey \A\d{5,5}\Z
Turkmenistan \A((7)\d{5,5})\Z
Turks and Caicos Islands \A(TKCA 1ZZ)\Z
Tuvalu n/a
Uganda n/a
Ukraine \A(0[1-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|1[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|2[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|3[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|4[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|5[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|6[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|7[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|8[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|9[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]|)\Z
United Arab Emirates n/a
United Kingdom \A((GIR 0AA)|(XM4 5HQ)|(B|E|G|S|L|M|E|N|W)[0-9]( )[0-9][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z]|(B|E|G|S|L|M|E|N|W)[0-9][0-9]( )[0-9][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z]|(AB|AL|BA|BB|BD|BF|BH|BL|BN|BR|BS|BT|BX|CA|CB|CF|CH|CM|CO|CR|CT|CV|CW|DA|DD|DE|DG|DH|DL|DN|DT|DY|EH|EN|EX|FK|FY|GL|GU|HA|HD|HG|HP|HR|HS|HU|HX|IG|IP|IV|KA|KT|KW|KY|LA|LD|LE|LL|LN|LS|LU|ME|MK|ML|NE|NG|NN|NP|NR|OL|OX|PA|PE|PH|PL|PO|PR|QC|RG|RH|RM|SA|SG|SK|SL|SM|SN|SO|SP|SR|SS|ST|SY|TA|TD|TF|TN|TQ|TR|TS|TW|UB|WA|WD|WF|WN|WR|WS|WV|XX|YO|ZE)[0-9]( )[0-9][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z]|(AB|AL|BA|BB|BD|BH|BL|BN|BR|BS|BT|BX|CA|CB|CF|CH|CM|CO|CR|CT|CV|CW|DA|DD|DE|DG|DH|DL|DN|DT|DY|EH|EN|EX|FK|FY|GL|GU|HA|HD|HG|HP|HR|HU|HX|IG|IP|IV|KA|KT|KW|KY|LA|LD|LE|LL|LN|LS|LU|ME|MK|ML|NE|NG|NN|NP|NR|OL|OX|PA|PE|PH|PL|PO|PR|QC|RG|RH|RM|SA|SG|SK|SL|SM|SN|SO|SP|SR|SS|ST|SY|TA|TD|TF|TN|TQ|TR|TS|TW|UB|WA|WD|WF|WN|WR|WS|WV|XX|YO|ZE)[0-9][0-9]( )[0-9][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z]|(E|N|W)[0-9][A-H|J-K|M-N|P|R-Y]( )[0-9][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z]|(EC|NW|SE|SW|WC)[0-9]( )[0-9][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z]|(EC|NW|SE|SW|WC)[0-9][0-9]( )[0-9][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z]|(EC|NW|SE|SW|WC)[0-9][A-H|J-K|M-N|P|R-Y]( )[0-9][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z][A-B|D-H|J|L|N|P-U|W-Z])\Z
United States of America \A([0-8]\d{4,4}|[0-8]\d{4,4}(-)\d{4,4}|(90|91|92|93|94|95|97|98|99)\d{3,3}|(90|91|92|93|94|95|97|98|99)\d{3,3}(-)\d{4,4}|(960|961|962|963|964|965|966|967|968)\d{2,2}|(960|961|962|963|964|965|966|967|968)\d{2,2}(-)\d{4,4}|(9690|9691|9692|9693|9695|9698|9699)\d{1,1}|(9690|9691|9692|9693|9695|9698|9699)\d{1,1}(-)\d{4,4}|(96945|96946|96947|96948|96949)|(96945|96946|96947|96948|96949)(-)\d{4,4})\Z
United States Virgin Islands \A((008)[0-9][0-9]|(008)[0-9][0-9](-)[0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z
Uruguay \A([1-9]\d{4,4})\Z
Uzbekistan \A((100)[0-2]\d{2,2}|(11)[0-2][0-1]\d{2,2}|(12)[0-1][0-1]\d{2,2}|(13)[0-1][1-3]\d{2,2}|(14)[0-1][1-6]\d{2,2}|(15)[0-1][1-9]\d{2,2}|(16)[0-1][1-2]\d{2,2}|(17)[0-1][1-6]\d{2,2}|(18)[0-1][1-4]\d{2,2}|(19)[0-1][1-5]\d{2,2}|(20)[0-1][1-2]\d{2,2}|(21)[0-1][0-1]\d{2,2}|(22)[0-1][1-2]\d{2,2}|(23)[0-1][1-6]\d{2,2})\Z
Vanuatu n/a
Venezuela \A([1-8]\d{3,3}|[1-8]\d{3,3}(-)[A-Z])\Z
Vietnam \A\d{6,6}\Z
Wallis and Futuna \A((986)\d{2,2})\Z
Western Sahara \A((7)\d{4,4})\Z
Yemen n/a
Zambia \A\d{5,5}\Z
Zimbabwe n/a

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