Individuals living abroad

How can I enrol?

The Government of Canada is continually expanding the issuance of direct deposit payments to individuals in foreign countries.

The first direct deposit will be made approximately three months after receipt of your completed enrolment form. The amount of your payment may vary depending on the exchange rate.

Verify that your country of residence is one of the participating countries. Then, fill out either version of the form below. Print and sign the form and mail it to:

Receiver General for Canada
P.O. Box 5000
Matane QC G4W 4R6
Canada

Complete the form

To complete the form, you will need:

  • Part A: Your full name, full address and telephone number, and if your country is Brazil, Chile, Israel or Peru, your TAX ID or RUT number in the Other field;
  • Part B: Your payment type(s) and the associated personal identifier(s), for example, your Social Insurance Number (SIN) or your file number; and
  • Part C: Confirmation of your banking information. Please refer to the participating countries for the appropriate foreign banking information required by your country. As information is subject to change without notice, you must ensure that the financial requirement is validated by your financial institution.

For help in filling out the form, refer to the Foreign direct deposit enrolment form completion instructions. Or, call the number associated with your country of residence from the list of participating countries.

For technical help with the PDF version of the form, see How to use a fillable PDF form. For general information about PDFs, see Alternative formats and plug-ins.

Participating countries

Call the toll-free or collect numbers Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from to or Thursday and Friday from to 10 p.m., Eastern time, or consult with your financial institution.

People who use a telecommunication device for the deaf (TDD) / teletypewriter (TTY) should place calls with the assistance of Bell Relay Service (BRS) operators at 1‑844‑524‑5286.

Table summary

This table consists of four columns: Country names, Local Currency, Required Direct Deposit Banking Information for the Country and Phone numbers.

List of contact numbers
Country name Local
currency
Required direct deposit banking information for the country Phone number
American Samoa USD
  1. Sort code (ABA): 9 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 17 characters
  3. Account type: C – Chequing, S – Savings
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Australia AUD
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Sort code (called BSB): 6 digits
  3. Post office ID: 6 digits
  4. Building society code: 6 digits
  5. Account number: maximum 9 digits
1‑800‑041‑432
Austria EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 20 characters
0‑800‑29‑5132
Bahamas BSD
  1. Local bank and branch code: 8 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 10 digits
  3. Account type: C – Chequing, S – Savings
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Barbados BBD
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters, or
  2. Sort code: 8 digits
  3. Account number: 13 digits
  4. Account type: C – Chequing, S – Savings
1‑800‑204‑0305
Belgium EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 16 characters
0‑800‑71‑287
Brazil BRL
  1. Local bank and branch code: 8 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 20 characters
  3. Account type: CH or C –Chequing (Conta Corrente), SA or S -Savings (Poupanca)
  4. Tax ID of payee (MUST be included in the Other field under Part A of the Direct deposit enrolment form).
800‑367‑18290
Bulgaria BGN
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 22 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Chile CLP
  1. Bank code: 3 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 20 characters
  3. Account type: C – Chequing, S – Savings
  4. Tax ID of payee (MUST be included in the Other field under Part A of the Direct deposit enrolment form).
123‑0020‑6251
Costa Rica CRC
  1. Bank code: not required as account number contains bank code as first 3 digits of account number
  2. Account number: 17 characters
  3. Identity number: 10-12 digits (MUST be included in the Other field under Part A of the Direct deposit enrolment form).
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Croatia HRK
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 21 characters
00+800‑367‑18290
Cyprus EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 28 characters
00+800‑367‑18290
Czech Republic CZK
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 24 characters
  3. Bank name and city
00+800‑367‑18290
Denmark DKK
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 18 characters
  3. Bank name and city
00+800‑367‑18290
Dominican Republic DOP
  1. Bank code: 8 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 20 digits
  3. Account type: C – Chequing, S – Savings
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Egypt EGP
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number: maximum 34 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Estonia EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 20 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Finland EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 18 characters
990+800‑367‑18290
France EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 27 characters
0‑800‑905‑824
Germany EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 22 characters
0‑800‑182‑6481
Ghana GHS
  1. Bank code: 6 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 34 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Greece EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 27 characters
00‑800‑108‑0059‑31666
Guam USD
  1. Sort code (ABA): 9 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 17 characters
  3. Account type: C – Chequing, S – Savings
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Guernsey GBP See United Kingdom for banking info. 0‑800‑404‑9548
Hong Kong HKD
  1. Local bank sort code: 6 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 9 digits
001+800‑367‑18290
Hungary HUF
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 28 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
India INR
  1. Sort code: Upper case 11 characters (IFSC Indian Financial System Code) (4 alpha characters followed by 7 alpha characters or digits)
  2. Account number: 6-16 digits
000‑800‑1007‑912
Indonesia IDR
  1. Sort code: 7 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 16 digits
001‑803‑018‑8038
Ireland EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 22 characters
1‑800‑620‑371
Isle of Man GBP See United Kingdom for banking info. 0‑800‑404‑9548
Israel ILS
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 23 characters
  3. National Identity Number of payee (MUST be included in the Other field under Part A of the Direct deposit enrolment form).
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Italy EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 27 characters
800‑787‑484
Jamaica JMD
  1. Bank/branch code: 8 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 25 characters
  3. Account type: C – Chequing, S – Savings
1‑800‑204‑0317
Jersey Island GBP See United Kingdom for banking info. 1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Latvia EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 21 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Liechtenstein CHF
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 21 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Lithuania EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 20 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Luxembourg EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 20 characters
800‑367‑18290
Malaysia MYR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number: maximum 20 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Malta EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 31 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Mexico MXN
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (CLABE): 18 digits
01‑800‑112‑2546
Monaco EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 27 characters
800‑93‑908
Morocco MAD
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number: 24 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Netherlands EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 18 characters
0‑800‑022‑8073
New Zealand NZD
  1. Sort code (called BSB): 6 digits
  2. Account number: 10 digits (a 7 digit account number with 3 digit suffix zero filled from the left).
800‑450‑317
Nigeria NGN
  1. Sort code or routing number: 9 digits
  2. Account number: 10 digits
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Norway NOK
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 15 characters
00+800‑367‑18290
Pakistan PKR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 24 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Peru PEN
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number: 20 characters in CCI format (Codigo de Cuenta Interbancario) format
  3. Tax ID of payee (MUST be included in the Other field under Part A of the Direct deposit enrolment form).
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Philippines PHP
  1. Local BRSTN sort code: 9 digits (starts with a mandatory zero)
  2. Account number: maximum 16 digits
00+800‑367‑18290
Poland PLN
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 28 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Portugal EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 25 characters
800‑819‑635
Puerto Rico USD
  1. Sort code (ABA): 9 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 17 characters
  3. Account type: C – Chequing, S – Savings
1‑855‑204‑8038
Romania RON
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 24 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Saudi Arabia SAR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 24 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Singapore SGD
  1. Local bank sort code: 7 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 11 digits
001+800‑367‑18290
Slovakia EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 24 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Slovenia EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 19 characters
00+800‑367‑18290
South Africa ZAR
  1. Bank/branch code: 6 digits followed by "1" for Chequing account or "2" for Savings account.
  2. Account number: maximum 11 digits
00+800‑367‑182900
Spain EUR
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 24 characters
900‑03‑15‑11
Sri Lanka LKR
  1. Bank sort code: 7 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 16 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Sweden SEK
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 24 characters
  3. Bank name and city
00+800‑367‑18290
Switzerland CHF
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 21 characters
0‑800‑56‑1364
Thailand THB
  1. Bank and branch code: 9 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 34 characters
001+800‑367‑18290
Trinidad and Tobago TTD
  1. Bank routing number: 9 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 17 digits
  3. Account type: C – Chequing, S – Savings
1‑800‑204‑0303
Turkey TRY
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 26 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
United Arab Emirates AED
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 8 or 11 characters
  2. Account number (IBAN): 23 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
United Kingdom GBP
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Sort code: 6 digits
  3. Postal account: 6 digits
  4. Building society: 6 digits
  5. Account number (IBAN): 22 characters
0‑800‑404‑9548
United States USD
  1. Sort code (ABA): 9 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 17 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Vietnam VND
  1. SWIFT/BIC code: 11 characters
  2. Account number: maximum 34 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1
Virgin Islands USD
  1. Sort code (ABA): 9 digits
  2. Account number: maximum 17 characters
  3. Account number (IBAN): maximum 17 characters
1‑613‑941‑6402 Footnote 1

References:

A sort code identifies both the bank and the branch where the account is held. In some cases, the first digit of the sort code identifies the bank itself, and in other cases, the first two digits identify the bank. Some countries refer to the sort code as the ABA, BSB, IFSC or BRSTN. They have been identified in the Required Direct Deposit Banking Information list above.

A SWIFT code is a standard format for bank identifier codes and is a unique identification code for a particular bank. These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also use the codes for exchanging other messages with each other.

IBAN stands for International Bank Account Number and is a number attached to all accounts in the European Union countries plus Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Hungary. The IBAN is made up of a code that identifies the country the account belongs to, the account holder's bank and the account number itself. The IBAN makes it easier and faster to process cross-border payments.

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