3-Character Country Codes

3-Character Country Codes

Please use ONLY the three-letter codes shown against the country. This is generally the “3-Character Country Codes” allocated by the ISO (International Standards Organisation). The list also includes historical ISO Country Codes which have now been withdrawn but are still used for family history purposes. We have also included codes for ‘groups’ of countries (such as South America) which you can use where you do not know the individual country.

DO NOT use the two-letter codes shown in italics in the end column. These are the “2-Character Country Codes” allocated by the ISO. These have been added solely to make this page into a comprehensive reference document which should help you discover what any code you may come across represents.

NAME OF COUNTRY, ETC (AND ANY COMMENT)CODE2 CHAR
All (One-Name Study)ALL
AnywhereANY
At SeaSEA
UnknownUNK
AfghanistanAFGAF
AlbaniaALBAL
AlgeriaDZADZ
American SamoaASMAS
AndorraANDAD
AngolaAGOAO
AnguillaAIAAI
AntarcticaATAAQ
Antigua and BarbudaATGAG
ArgentinaARGAR
ArmeniaARMAM
ArubaABWAW
AustraliaAUSAU
AustriaAUTAT
AzerbaijanAZEAZ
BahamasBHSBS
BahrainBHRBH
BangladeshBGDBD
BarbadosBRBBB
BelarusBLRBY
BelgiumBELBE
BelizeBLZBZ
BeninBENBJ
BermudaBMUBM
BhutanBTNBT
BoliviaBOLBO
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBIHBA
BotswanaBWABW
Bouvet IslandBVTBV
BrazilBRABR
Br. Antarctic Territory (part of Antartica)ATBAQ
British Indian Ocean TerritoryIOTIO
British West Indies (collective area)BWI
Brunei DarussalamBRNBN
BulgariaBGRBG
Burkina FasoBFABF
Burma (now Myanmar)MMRMM
BurundiBDIBI
Byelorussia (now Belarus)BYSBY
CambodiaKHMKH
CameroonCMRCM
CanadaCANCA
Cape VerdeCPVCV
Cayman IslandsCYMKY
Central African RepublicCAFCF
Central America (collective area)CAM
ChadTCDTD
Channel Islands (collective area)CHI
ChileCHLCL
ChinaCHNCN
Christmas IslandCXRCX
Cocos (Keeling) IslandsCCKCC
ColombiaCOLCO
ComorosCOMKM
CongoCOGCG
Cook IslandsCOKCK
Costa RicaCRICR
Cote D’ivoireCIVCI
Croatia (Local Name: Hrvatska)HRVHR
CubaCUBCU
CyprusCYPCY
CzechoslovakiaCSKCS
Czech RepublicCZECZ
Dahomey (now Benin)DHYBJ
DenmarkDNKDK
DjiboutiDJIDJ
DominicaDMADM
Dominican RepublicDOMDO
Dutch New Guinea (now Papua New Guinea)DNGPG
East Africa (collective area)EAF
East Indies (see Indonesia)IDNID
East Timor (formerly “TMP” pre 2002)TLSTP
EcuadorECUEC
EgyptEGYEG
Eire (from 1922)EIR
El SalvadorSLVSV
EnglandENG
Equatorial GuineaGNQGQ
EritreaERIER
EstoniaESTEE
EthiopiaETHET
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)FLKFK
Faroe IslandsFROFO
FijiFJIFJ
FinlandFINFI
FranceFRAFR
France, MetropolitanFXXFX
French GuianaGUFGF
French PolynesiaPYFPF
French Southern TerritoriesATFTF
GabonGABGA
GambiaGMBGM
GeorgiaGEOGE
German Democratic RepublicDDR(H)
Germany (Deutschland)DEUDE
GhanaGHAGH
GibraltarGIBGI
Gilbert and Ellice IslandsGEL(H)
Great Britain (collective area)GBR
GreeceGRCGR
GreenlandGRLGL
GrenadaGRDGD
GuadeloupeGLPGP
GuamGUMGU
GuatemalaGTMGT
GuineaGINGN
Guinea-BissauGNBGW
GuyanaGUYGY
HaitiHTIHT
Heard Island & McDonald IslandsHMDHM
Holland (now Netherlands)HOL(H)
HondurasHNDHN
Hong KongHKGHK
HungaryHUNHU
IcelandISLIS
IndiaINDIN
IndonesiaIDNID
Iran, Islamic Republic ofIRNIR
IraqIRQIQ
IrelandIRLIE
IsraelISRIL
ItalyITAIT
JamaicaJAMJM
JapanJPNJP
JordanJORJO
KazakhstanKAZKZ
KenyaKENKE
KiribatiKIRKI
Korea, Democratic People’s Republic ofPRKKP
Korea, Republic ofKORKR
KuwaitKWTKW
KyrgyzstanKGZKG
Lao People’s Democratic RepublicLAOLA
LatviaLVALV
LebanonLBNLB
LesothoLSOLS
LiberiaLBRLR
Libyan Arab JamahiriyaLBYLY
LiechtensteinLIELI
LithuaniaLTULT
LuxembourgLUXLU
MacauMACMO
Macedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic ofMKDMK
MadagascarMDGMG
MalawiMWIMW
MalaysiaMYSMY
MaldivesMDVMV
MaliMLIML
MaltaMLTMT
Marshall IslandsMHLMH
MartiniqueMTQMQ
MauritaniaMRTMR
MauritiusMUSMU
MayotteMYTYT
MexicoMEXMX
Micronesia, Federated States ofFSMFM
Moldova, Republic ofMDAMD
MonacoMCOMC
MongoliaMNGMN
MontserratMSRMS
MoroccoMARMA
MozambiqueMOZMZ
MyanmarMMRMM
NamibiaNAMNA
NauruNRUNR
NepalNPLNP
NetherlandsNLDNL
Netherlands AntillesANTAN
Neutral ZoneNTZ(H)
New CaledoniaNCLNC
New HebridesNHB(H)
New ZealandNZLNZ
NicaraguaNICNI
NigerNERNE
NigeriaNGANG
NiueNIUNU
Norfolk IslandNFKNF
North Africa (collective area)NAF
Northern Ireland (from 1922)NIR
Northern Mariana IslandsMNPMP
NorwayNORNO
OmanOMNOM
PakistanPAKPK
PalauPLWPW
PanamaPANPA
Panama Canal Zone (now part of Panama)PCZPA
Papua New GuineaPNGPG
ParaguayPRYPY
PeruPERPE
PhilippinesPHLPH
PitcairnPCNPN
PolandPOLPL
PortugalPRTPT
Puerto RicoPRIPR
QatarQATQA
ReunionREURE
Romania (formerly “ROM” pre 2002)ROURO
Russian FederationRUSRU
RwandaRWARW
Saint Kitts and NevisKNAKN
Saint LuciaLCALC
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesVCTVC
SamoaWSMWS
San MarinoSMRSM
Sao Tome and PrincipeSTPST
Saudi ArabiaSAUSA
ScotlandSCT
SenegalSENSN
Serbia and Montenegro (now separate countries)SCG
SeychellesSYCSC
Sicily (part of Italy)SICIT
Sierra LeoneSLESL
SingaporeSGPSG
Slovakia (Slovak Republic)SVKSK
SloveniaSVNSI
Solomon IslandsSLBSB
SomaliaSOMSO
South Africa (Zuid Afrika)ZAFZA
South America (collective area)SAM
Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)RHOZW
Spain (Espana)ESPES
Sri LankaLKALK
Saint HelenaSHNSH
Saint Pierre and MiquelonSPMPM
SudanSDNSD
SurinameSURSR
Svalbard and Jan Mayen IslandsSJMSJ
SwazilandSWZSZ
SwedenSWESE
SwitzerlandCHECH
Syrian Arab RepublicSYRSY
Taiwan, Province of ChinaTWNTW
TajikistanTJKTJ
Tanzania, United Republic ofTZATZ
ThailandTHATH
TogoTGOTG
TokelauTKLTK
TongaTONTO
Trinidad and TobagoTTOTT
TunisiaTUNTN
TurkeyTURTR
TurkmenistanTKMTM
Turks and Caicos IslandsTCATC
TuvaluTUVTV
UgandaUGAUG
UkraineUKRUA
United Arab Emirates (Arab Emirates)AREAE
United KingdomGBRGB
United States Of AmericaUSAUS
United States, Minor Outlying IslandsUMIUM
Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso)HVOBF
UruguayURYUY
UzbekistanUZBUZ
VanuatuVUTVU
Vatican City State (Holy See)VATVA
VenezuelaVENVE
Viet NamVNMVN
Virgin Islands (British)VGBVG
Virgin Islands (U.S.)VIRVI
WalesWLS
Wallis and Futuna IslandsWLFWF
West Africa (collective area)WAF
West Indies, British (collective area)BWI
Western SaharaESHEH
YemenYEMYE
YugoslaviaYUGYU
ZaireZARZR
ZambiaZMBZM
ZimbabweZWEZW

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