Change your Legal or Publication information

Complete the order details. Some fields are prefilled automatically; some provide a selection through a drop down menu. Mandatory fields are indicated by an orange triangle.

Understanding the ordering process

Find out how to place your order, track your order and request high priority or emergency handling.

Ordering checklist

Should your organisation need to change its name / address, or transfer contracts, please select the corresponding scenario from the below list.

In case you would like to change or add contacts and addresses for shipping, billing or contract purposes, or change the e-ordering delegation, please update “Your profile” on www.swift.com.

In case of doubt:

Please contact membership@swift.com or your Commercial Administrator who will establish the best suitable scenario. 

To that effect, answering to the below questions will be useful in order to select the appropriate scenario:

  • What is/are the BIC / PIC code(s) involved ?
  • Does it concern a merger, acquisition or transfer to a separate legal entity ? 
  • If yes, is it with an existing SWIFT user, and if so, which one (including BIC code) ?
  • If yes, is it with a non-existing SWIFT user ?
  • If yes, does it result in a name change ?  If so, what is the new organisation name ?
  • If yes, does it result in the set-up of a new legal entity ?
  • If several BIC codes are involved, will any of them deactivate ? If so, which one(s) and when ?
  • Are SWIFT shareholders involved ?  If yes, what is their BIC code ?

Place orders

1. Report a name /address change only (not related to a merger / transfer / split)

If your organization has changed its legal and/or publication name, and/or its registered office address, please submit this e-form.
A copy of your certificate of name change (with English translation) and/or evidence of address change should be forwarded to membership@swift.com.
The e-order will be processed upon receipt and validation by SWIFT of the evidence provided.
In order to ensure that the information SWIFT holds is up-to-date, please complete the full ownership details of your organization if applicable.
If the name change affects the legal entity currently identified by your BIC / PIC code (e.g. following a merger, a transfer to a separate legal entity, a conversion to a branch or subsidiary), please complete the form in one of the corresponding sections below.

2. Report a name change following a merger with an existing SWIFT user

If your organization merges with another SWIFT user, and you wish to keep both BIC codes active for a limited period (maximum 6 months), please submit this e-form.
If longer than 6 months, please refer to option 6 below.
Please forward evidence of the merger to membership@swift.com (e.g. approval by the local authorities/financial supervisors with English translation).
The e-order will be processed upon receipt and validation by SWIFT of the original signed e-form and the official evidence of the merger.
When the integration is completed and you decide to terminate all SWIFT products and services for one of the integrated BIC, please complete a resignation request via swift.com.
In order to ensure that the information SWIFT holds is up-to-date, please complete the full ownership details of your organization if applicable.
No e-form is required if the BIC code of the merged entity is deactivated. However, if the deactivating BIC wishes to transfer contracts to the remaining legal entity, please refer to option 9 below.
Note that this scenario may be subject to consultancy fees. A transfer fee will be charged to the new contracting party amounting to 10% of the one-time fee for interface and SNL related contracts.

3. Report a name change following a merger with a non SWIFT user

If your organization wishes to transfer its BIC / PIC code(s) and agreements to a separate legal entity in the same country that is not yet a SWIFT user, please submit this e-form.
The non-registered organization shall apply to become a SWIFT user (applicant user) by sending the original completed and signed paper undertaking.
The e-order will be processed upon receipt and validation by SWIFT of
- the original signed e-form
- a copy of the applicant user’s operating license (with English translation)
- a copy of the applicant user’s certificate of incorporation and extract from the local company register (with English translation)
- a copy of the applicant user’s latest list of authorized signatures. If dual signatures are required, ensure that the e-form and paper undertaking are countersigned by 2 authorized signatories.
- the non-SWIFT user’s full ownership details if applicable
- an updated list of shareholders following the merger
- any additional information or document may be required at SWIFT’s sole discretion for order validation
If the non-existing SWIFT user is applying in the SWIFT user categories of Non-supervised entity or Corporate, please contact membership@swift.com or your Commercial Administrator to obtain the list of required documents.
If the non-existing SWIFT user wants to become eligible as a Service Bureau and is not owned by SWIFT shareholders, please contact sb.certification.office@swift.com. A subscription form and a detailed list of required documents will be made available.
A transfer fee will be charged to the new contracting party amounting to 10% of the one-time fee for interface and SNL related contracts.

4. Report a name change following a transfer to a separate legal entity, non SWIFT user

If your organization wishes to transfer its BIC / PIC code(s) and agreements to a separate legal entity in the same country that is not yet a SWIFT user, please submit this e-form.
The non-registered organization shall apply to become a SWIFT user (applicant user) by sending the original completed and signed paper undertaking.
The e-order will be processed upon receipt and validation by SWIFT of
- the original signed e-form
- a copy of the applicant user’s operating license (with English translation)
- a copy of the applicant user’s certificate of incorporation and extract from the local company register (with English translation)
- a copy of the applicant user’s latest list of authorized signatures. If dual signatures are required, ensure that the e-form and paper undertaking are countersigned by 2 authorized signatories.
- the non-SWIFT user’s full ownership details if applicable
- an updated list of shareholders following the transfer
- any additional information or document may be required at SWIFT’s sole discretion for order validation
If the non-existing SWIFT user is applying in the SWIFT user categories of Non-supervised entity or Corporate, please contact membership@swift.com or your Commercial Administrator to obtain the list of required documents.
If the non-existing SWIFT user wants to become eligible as a Service Bureau and is not owned by SWIFT shareholders, please contact sb.certification.office@swift.com. A subscription form and a detailed list of required documents will be made available.
A transfer fee will be charged to the new contracting party amounting to 10% of the one-time fee for interface and SNL related contracts.

5. Transfer of BIC from branch to subsidiary (or the reverse)

If your organization wishes to transfer its BIC from a branch to a subsidiary, or from a subsidiary to a branch, please submit this e-form.
The e-order will be processed upon receipt and validation by SWIFT of
- the original signed e-form
- the original signed paper undertaking that serves to register the new branch or subsidiary as the new SWIFT user
- a copy of the new branch or subsidiary’s operating license (with English translation)
- a copy of the new branch or subsidiary’s certification of incorporation and extract from the local company register (with English translation)
- a copy of the new branch or subsidiary’s latest list of authorized signatures. If dual signatures are required, ensure that the e-form and paper undertaking are countersigned by 2 authorized signatories.
- the new branch or subsidiary full ownership details if applicable.
- an updated list of shareholders in case of conversion from branch to subsidiary
- any additional information or document may be required at SWIFT’s sole discretion for order validation
A transfer fee will be charged to the new contracting party amounting to 10% of the one-time fee for interface and SNL related contracts.

6. Conversion of a BIC 8 to an additional BIC 8 of an existing SWIFT user, under a single customer number

If your organization merges with another SWIFT user, and you wish to keep both BIC codes active for a period longer than 6 months, please complete the e-form on the right side.
Please forward evidence of the merger to membership@swift.com (e.g. approval by the local authorities/financial supervisors with English translation).
The e-order will be processed upon receipt and validation by SWIFT of the original signed e-form and the official evidence of the merger.
When the integration is completed and you decide to terminate the additional BIC 8, please complete a resignation request via swift.com.
In order to ensure that the information SWIFT holds is up-to-date, please complete the full ownership details of your organization if applicable.
No e-form is required if the BIC code of the merged entity is deactivated. However, if the deactivating BIC wishes to transfer contracts to the remaining legal entity, please refer to option 9 below.
Note that this scenario may be subject to consultancy fees. A transfer fee will be charged to the new contracting party amounting to 10% of the one-time fee for interface and SNL related contracts.

7. Report a change in legal form

If your organization changes its legal form for the same legal entity (e.g. from PLC to Limited, from SCRL to SA, from OJSC to JSC), please complete the e-form on the right side.
The e-order will be processed upon receipt and validation of:
- Latest executed version of the Articles of Association
- Certificate of name change
- Updated extract from the local company register
- Authorized signatures list following the change of legal form
- SWIFT may request any additional information or document at its sole discretion for order validation
The above documents should be sent in .pdf format to membership@swift.com
In order to ensure that the information SWIFT holds is up-to-date, please complete the full ownership details of your organization if applicable.

8. Report a change in group structure

Use this e-form if your organization whishes to make a change (remove or add members) to your grouping for traffic aggregation purposes.
On the e-form select "yes" for field 3.2 "Change of group structure".

9. Transfer of contracts only (no change to the legal entity)

If your organization wishes to transfer all or some contracts to another SWIFT user, please complete the e-form on the right side.
Only contracts that are independent from BIC/PIC can be transferred. Typically, contracts regarding the SWIFT infrastructure such as SIPN connections (if the connection remains in the same location), SNL, SAG, SAA/SAE licenses, kits, HSM documentation and training products. Service contracts are not transferrable.
The e-order will be processed upon receipt of the new contracting party approval.
Note that a transfer fee will be charged to the new contracting party amounting to 10% of the one-time fee for interface and SNL related contracts. This can be checked with your Regional Account Manager. In case you have received a commercial quotation from SWIFT, please specify your commercial quotation reference in the e-order.
Special caution: if you intend to deactivate your BIC, or resign from the partner program (PIC), and wish to transfer certain contracts to another SWIFT user, please ensure that the request to transfer contracts is entered before the resignation and deactivation of the BIC, or the resignation of the PIC from the partner program. Once the BIC is deactivated or the PIC is discontinued, contracts can no longer be transferred to another party.
Preferred implementation date should be on a Saturday at least 10 days after submission of the e-form.

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