SWIFT/BIC codes in Afghanistan 🇦🇫

SWIFT code Bank City Branch
AFABAFKA ARIAN BANK KABUL
AFGBAFKA DA AFGHANISTAN BANK KABUL
AFGUAFKA AFGHAN UNITED BANK KABUL
AFIBAFKA AFGHANISTAN INTERNATIONAL BANK KABUL
ALFHAFKA BANK ALFALAH LIMITED (AFGHANISTAN - KABUL BRANCH) KABUL
ALFHAFKA803 BANK ALFALAH LIMITED (AFGHANISTAN - KABUL BRANCH) HERAT (AFGHANISTAN - HERAT BRANCH)
AZBAAFKA AZIZI BANK KABUL
BMAFAFKA BANKE MILLIE AFGHAN KABUL
CBMOAFK1 MORTGAGE AND CONSTRUCTION BANK KABUL
FMFBAFKA FIRST MICROFINANCE BANK LTD., THE KABUL (SHASH DARAK KABUL BRANCH)
GHBKAFKA GHAZANFAR BANK KABUL
GHBKAFKAISW GHAZANFAR BANK KABUL
HABBAFKA HABIB BANK LIMITED KABUL
IBAFAFKA BAKHTAR BANK KABUL
IDTBAFK1 INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK OF AFGHANISTAN KABUL
KABUAFKA NEW KABUL BANK KABUL
MWBKAFKA MAIWAND BANK KABUL
NBPAAFKA NATIONAL BANK OF PAKISTAN, KABUL BRANCH KABUL
PIBAAFKA PASHTANY BANK KABUL
TBAAAFKA AFGHANISTAN COMMERCIAL BANK KABUL

What is a SWIFT code?

A SWIFT code (also known as BIC Code) is a standard format to uniquely identify all banks and financial institutions globally. SWIFT codes are a standard format for BIC - Business Identifier Codes.

If you transmit money across international lines you almost always need to use a SWIFT code, as it’s the way banks, financial institutions and money transfer services figure out where the money needs to go. You can think of a SWIFT/BIC code a bit like an international postal code. Your bank uses the code to send the money to the right bank in another country. Like sending post to the wrong ZIP/postal code means it could get returned, the same thing can apply for your money and the wrong SWIFT code.

What does a SWIFT look like?

A SWIFT/BIC code can be either 8 or 11 characters long:

AAAA BB CC DDD

More info about SWIFT/BIC codes

There are 2 types of SWIFT code: live and passive. Live codes are for institutions who are connected to the SWIFT network while passive Codes are used for manual transactions. Passive SWIFT codes will have a 1 as the second digit of the 2 character location code.

SWIFT code registrations and management are the responsibility of "Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication" (“SWIFT”) which is located in La Hulpe, Belgium.

SWIFT is the registered trademark of S.W.I.F.T. SCRL with a registered address at Avenue Adèle 1, B-1310 La Hulpe, Belgium.