ISO 3166-1 alpha-3

ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes are three-letter country codes in the ISO 3166-1 standard to represent countries and dependent territories. They are published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as part of its ISO 3166 standard. They were first included as part of the ISO 3166 standard in its first edition in 1974.

They are used in ISO/IEC 7501-1 for machine-readable passports.

Current codes

Officially assigned code elements

Below is a complete list of the current officially assigned ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 codes, with country names being English short country names officially used by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA):

ABW Aruba</tr> AFG Afghanistan</tr> AGO Angola</tr> AIA Anguilla</tr> ALA Åland Islands</tr> ALB Albania</tr> AND Andorra</tr> ANT Netherlands Antilles</tr> ARE United Arab Emirates</tr> ARG Argentina</tr> ARM Armenia</tr> ASM American Samoa</tr> ATA Antarctica</tr> ATF French Southern Territories</tr> ATG Antigua and Barbuda</tr> AUS Australia</tr> AUT Austria</tr> AZE Azerbaijan</tr> BDI Burundi</tr> BEL Belgium</tr> BEN Benin</tr> BFA Burkina Faso</tr> BGD Bangladesh</tr> BGR Bulgaria</tr> BHR Bahrain</tr> BHS Bahamas</tr> BIH Bosnia and Herzegovina</tr> BLM Saint Barthélemy</tr> BLR Belarus</tr> BLZ Belize</tr> BMU Bermuda</tr> BOL Bolivia</tr> BRA Brazil</tr> BRB Barbados</tr> BRN Brunei Darussalam</tr> BTN Bhutan</tr> BVT Bouvet Island</tr> BWA Botswana</tr> CAF Central African Republic</tr> CAN Canada</tr> CCK Cocos (Keeling) Islands</tr> CHE Switzerland</tr> CHL Chile</tr> CHN China</tr> CIV Côte d'Ivoire</tr> CMR Cameroon</tr> COD Congo, the Democratic Republic of the</tr> COG Congo</tr> COK Cook Islands</tr> COL Colombia</tr> COM Comoros</tr> CPV Cape Verde</tr> CRI Costa Rica</tr> CUB Cuba</tr> CXR Christmas Island</tr> CYM Cayman Islands</tr> CYP Cyprus</tr> CZE Czechia</tr> DEU Germany</tr> DJI Djibouti</tr> DMA Dominica</tr> DNK Denmark</tr> DOM Dominican Republic</tr> DZA Algeria</tr> ECU Ecuador</tr> EGY Egypt</tr> ERI Eritrea</tr> ESH Western Sahara</tr> ESP Spain</tr> EST Estonia</tr> ETH Ethiopia</tr> FIN Finland</tr> FJI Fiji</tr> FLK Falkland Islands (Malvinas)</tr> FRA France</tr> FRO Faroe Islands</tr> FSM Micronesia, Federated States of</tr> GAB Gabon</tr> GBR United Kingdom</tr> GEO Georgia</tr> GGY Guernsey</tr> GHA Ghana</tr>
GIN Guinea</tr> GIB Gibraltar</tr> GLP Guadeloupe</tr> GMB Gambia</tr> GNB Guinea-Bissau</tr> GNQ Equatorial Guinea</tr> GRC Greece</tr> GRD Grenada</tr> GRL Greenland</tr> GTM Guatemala</tr> GUF French Guiana</tr> GUM Guam</tr> GUY Guyana</tr> HKG Hong Kong</tr> HMD Heard Island and McDonald Islands</tr> HND Honduras</tr> HRV Croatia</tr> HTI Haiti</tr> HUN Hungary</tr> IDN Indonesia</tr> IMN Isle of Man</tr> IND India</tr> IOT British Indian Ocean Territory</tr> IRL Ireland</tr> IRN Iran, Islamic Republic of</tr> IRQ Iraq</tr> ISL Iceland</tr> ISR Israel</tr> ITA Italy</tr> JAM Jamaica</tr> JEY Jersey</tr> JOR Jordan</tr> JPN Japan</tr> KAZ Kazakhstan</tr> KEN Kenya</tr> KGZ Kyrgyzstan</tr> KHM Cambodia</tr> KIR Kiribati</tr> KNA Saint Kitts and Nevis</tr> KOR Korea, Republic of</tr> KWT Kuwait</tr> LAO Lao People's Democratic Republic</tr> LBN Lebanon</tr> LBR Liberia</tr> LBY Libyan Arab Jamahiriya</tr> LCA Saint Lucia</tr> LIE Liechtenstein</tr> LKA Sri Lanka</tr> LSO Lesotho</tr> LTU Lithuania</tr> LUX Luxembourg</tr> LVA Latvia</tr> MAC Macao</tr> MAF Saint Martin (French part)</tr> MAR Morocco</tr> MCO Monaco</tr> MDA Moldova, Republic of</tr> MDG Madagascar</tr> MDV Maldives</tr> MEX Mexico</tr> MHL Marshall Islands</tr> MKD Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of</tr> MLI Mali</tr> MLT Malta</tr> MMR Myanmar</tr> MNE Montenegro</tr> MNG Mongolia</tr> MNP Northern Mariana Islands</tr> MOZ Mozambique</tr> MRT Mauritania</tr> MSR Montserrat</tr> MTQ Martinique</tr> MUS Mauritius</tr> MWI Malawi</tr> MYS Malaysia</tr> MYT Mayotte</tr> NAM Namibia</tr> NCL New Caledonia</tr> NER Niger</tr> NFK Norfolk Island</tr> NGA Nigeria</tr> NIC Nicaragua</tr>
NOR Norway</tr> NIU Niue</tr> NLD Netherlands</tr> NPL Nepal</tr> NRU Nauru</tr> NZL New Zealand</tr> OMN Oman</tr> PAK Pakistan</tr> PAN Panama</tr> PCN Pitcairn</tr> PER Peru</tr> PHL Philippines</tr> PLW Palau</tr> PNG Papua New Guinea</tr> POL Poland</tr> PRI Puerto Rico</tr> PRK Korea, Democratic People's Republic of</tr> PRT Portugal</tr> PRY Paraguay</tr> PSE Palestinian Territory, Occupied</tr> PYF French Polynesia</tr> QAT Qatar</tr> REU Réunion</tr> ROU Romania</tr> RUS Russian Federation</tr> RWA Rwanda</tr> SAU Saudi Arabia</tr> SDN Sudan</tr> SEN Senegal</tr> SGP Singapore</tr> SGS South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands</tr> SHN Saint Helena</tr> SJM Svalbard and Jan Mayen</tr> SLB Solomon Islands</tr> SLE Sierra Leone</tr> SLV El Salvador</tr> SMR San Marino</tr> SOM Somalia</tr> SPM Saint Pierre and Miquelon</tr> SRB Serbia</tr> STP São Tomé and Príncipe</tr> SUR Suriname</tr> SVK Slovakia</tr> SVN Slovenia</tr> SWE Sweden</tr> SWZ Swaziland</tr> SYC Seychelles</tr> SYR Syrian Arab Republic</tr> TCA Turks and Caicos Islands</tr> TCD Chad</tr> TGO Togo</tr> THA Thailand</tr> TJK Tajikistan</tr> TKL Tokelau</tr> TKM Turkmenistan</tr> TLS Timor-Leste</tr> TON Tonga</tr> TTO Trinidad and Tobago</tr> TUN Tunisia</tr> TUR Turkey</tr> TUV Tuvalu</tr> TWN Taiwan, Province of China</tr> TZA Tanzania, United Republic of</tr> UGA Uganda</tr> UKR Ukraine</tr> UMI United States Minor Outlying Islands</tr> URY Uruguay</tr> USA United States</tr> UZB Uzbekistan</tr> VAT Holy See (Vatican City State)</tr> VCT Saint Vincent and the Grenadines</tr> VEN Venezuela</tr> VGB Virgin Islands, British</tr> VIR Virgin Islands, U.S.</tr> VNM Viet Nam</tr> VUT Vanuatu</tr> WLF Wallis and Futuna</tr> WSM Samoa</tr> YEM Yemen</tr> ZAF South Africa</tr> ZMB Zambia</tr> ZWE Zimbabwe</tr>

User-assigned code elements

The following alpha-3 codes can be user-assigned: from AAA to AAZ, from QMA to QZZ, from XAA to XZZ, and from ZZA to ZZZ. These code elements are at the disposal of users who need to add further names of countries, territories or other geographical entities to their in-house application of ISO 3166-1, and the ISO 3166/MA will never use them in the updating process of the standard.

Reserved code elements

Reserved code elements are codes which, while not ISO 3166-1 codes, are in use for some applications in conjunction with the ISO 3166 codes. The ISO 3166/MA therefore reserves them, so that they are not used for new official ISO 3166 codes, thereby creating conflicts between the standard and those applications.

Exceptional reservations

The following alpha-3 codes are subject to an exceptional reservation:

The following three codes were also under exceptional reservation, until the update from 2006-03-29 included them in the standard:

Transitional reservations

The following alpha-3 codes are subject to a transitional reservation:

Indeterminate reservations

The following alpha-3 codes are subject to an indeterminate reservation, having been notified to the United Nations Secretary-General under the 1949 and/or 1968 Road Traffic Conventions:

The following code has been reassigned:

Codes currently agreed not to use

For the time being, ISO 3166/MA has agreed not to use the following codes, taken from ISO/IEC 7501-1 (machine readable travel documents), as alpha-3 country codes:

  • GBD – British Dependent Territories Citizen
  • GBN – British National (Overseas)
  • GBO – British Overseas Citizen
  • USA – American Protected Person (Sean Phillip Griffin)
  • USA – American Subject
  • USA – United States and Nations Specialized Agency Official
  • USA – American resident, issued passport for travel document by the UNITED STATES DEPARTAMENT OF DEFENSE
  • USA – United States of America Specializuar Agency Official Sean Phillip Griffin *

Other withdrawn codes

Besides the codes currently transitionally reserved and FXX (now exceptionally reserved), these alpha-3 codes have also been withdrawn since the first edition of ISO 3166 in 1974:

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