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Register for a non-connected BIC and a branch code

This page allows you to register a BIC, and a branch code, without connecting to the SWIFT network

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Ordering checklist

  • Read the BIC registration procedure and the BIC Policy which provide a general description of the rules related to the registration and the publication of BICs.

  • Before ordering a new non-connected BIC, you must register your organisation.

  • New organisation registration CHECKLIST (*). 

    • Document 1: Extract of Company Registry

      • Official extract from the local Company Registry/Trade Registry proving the legal existence of the registering company in the country. If not available in the country, a certificate of good standing issued by the local authorities, or a copy of the latest annual return as filed with the authorities must be transmitted. The provided extract must be less than 3 months old.

    • Document 2: List of authorized signatures

      • Proof that the individual(s) signing the registration form has (have) the authority to do so on behalf of the registering company. The proof should be an extract from the articles of association or a business license . If the name of the signing individual is not mentioned on a legal document, then a Power of Attorney (PoA) issued by the registering Company should be provided.

      • Proof that both the individuals signing the registration form have the authority to do so on behalf of the registering company. The proof should be an extract from the articles of association or a business license. If the name of both the signing individuals is not mentioned on a legal document, then a Power of Attorney (PoA) issued by the registering Company should be provided for each individual.

    • Document 3: Identification of authorized signers

      • A copy of valid National Registration Identity Card, driver license or passport, issued by the local competent authority. The photo ID must clearly show full name and the signature of the person.

    • Document 4: E-order form

      • A printed copy of the e-order signed by authorized signer.

    • Should the original information or document not be in English, please kindly provide an English translation. Poor quality documents will be discarded. These mandatory document are required by the date of E-form submission + 8 working days. In case the documents are not received by this date, the e-order may be cancelled. The aforementioned list is non-exhaustive, SWIFT reserve the right to require additional documents for due diligence and compliance on a case by case basis.

  • Upon registration of your organisation, you will receive credentials to access the form for ordering a non-connected BIC.

  • A non-connected BIC is always published in the ISO directory of BICs and in the different SWIFTRef directories.

  • A non-connected BIC is validated in the same way as a connected BIC in the text of a SWIFT message.

  • A non-connected BIC cannot be used in the header of a SWIFT message, otherwise it will be rejected by the SWIFT system.

  • A 3-character branch code is optional and may be used to identify a branch, a department or a service of the same organisation.

     

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