Vatican City Bank Swift Code and BIC Code
|1||AMMINISTRAZIONE DEL PATRIMONIO||VATICAN CITY||APDEVAVA|
|2||ISTITUTO PER LE OPERE DI RELIGI||VATICAN CITY||IOPRVAVX|
|3||POSTE VATICANE||CITTA DEL VATICANO||VATIVAV1|
What is Vatican City SWIFT Code?
SWIFT code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and serves as a unique identifier for a bank or financial institution.
These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. On top of that, the code is used to transmit messages between financial institutions and banks in the Vatican City.
The SWIFT code can be either 8 or 11 characters long and 8 digits code refers to the primary office. The format of SWIFT Code is as follows;
AAAA VA CC DDD
- The first 4 characters ("AAAA") specify the bank. Only letters are allowed.
- The next 2 characters ("VA") specify the country. It use the format of ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code.
- The next 2 characters ("CC") specify the location. Letters and digits are allowed. Passive participant will have "1" in the second character
- The last 3 characters ("DDD") specify the branch. This is an optional. A 'XXX' refer to primary office. Letters and digits are allowed.
Vatican City, officially the Vatican City State, is the Holy See's independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. Vatican City became independent from Italy with the Lateran Treaty, and it is a distinct territory under "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" of the Holy See, itself a sovereign entity of international law, which maintains the city state's temporal, diplomatic, and spiritual independence. With an area of 49 hectares and a population of about 805, it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population.