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How do I add an international contact's phone number?

Summary:

  • For international numbers: Check to make sure the number is in the proper format, using the country search tool below to find country codes and to see example phone numbers.
  • For local numbers: Did you mean to add a local (in country) number instead? Enter the phone number as if you were calling your friend on the phone.
  • Not sure how to add a friend to WhatsApp? Read this article.

Details:

When adding a contact's international number to your phone address book, start with a plus sign (+). Then, write the country code, followed by the full phone number. For example the United States number 123-4567 in area code 408 would be written as +14081234567. (1 is the country code). Make sure to remove any leading 0's or any special calling codes.

Please check below to find out how to enter a phone number for a specific country.

Country Name Country Code Example Phone Number
Afghanistan 93 93701234567
Albania 355 355661234567
Algeria 213 213551234567
American Samoa 1 16847331234
Andorra 376 376312345
Angola 244 244923123456
Anguilla 1 12642351234
Antigua and Barbuda 1 12684641234
Argentina 54 5491123456789
Armenia 374 37477123456
Aruba 297 2975601234
Ascension Island 247 2476889
Australia 61 61412345678
Austria 43 43644123456
Azerbaijan 994 994401234567
Bahamas 1 12423591234
Bahrain 973 9733600XXXX
Bangladesh 880 8801812345678
Barbados 1 12462501234
Belarus 375 375294911911
Belgium 32 32470123456
Belize 501 5016221234
Benin 229 22990011234
Bermuda 1 14413701234
Bhutan 975 97517XXXXXX
Bolivia 591 5917XXXXXXX
Bosnia and Herzegovina 387 38761123456
Botswana 267 26771123456
Brazil 55 55(XX) XXXX-XXXX, +55(XX) 9XXXX-XXXX
British Virgin Islands 1 12843001234
Brunei 673 6737XXXXXX
Bulgaria 359 35948123456
Burkina Faso 226 22670123456
Burundi 257 25779561234
Cambodia 855 85591234567
Cameroon 237 23771234567
Canada 1 12042345678
Cape Verde 238 2389911234
Cayman Islands 1 1345XXXXXXX
Central African Republic 236 23670012345
Chad 235 23563012345
Chile 56 56961234567
China 86 8613123456789
Christmas Island 61 61412345678
Cocos [Keeling] Islands 61 61412345678
Colombia 57 573211234567
Comoros 269 2693212345
Congo - Brazzaville 242 242061234567
Congo - Kinshasa 243 243991234567
Cook Islands 682 68271234
Costa Rica 506 50683123456
Croatia 385 3859XXXXXXXX
Cuba 53 5351234567
Cyprus 357 35796123456
Czech Republic 420 420601123456
Côte d’Ivoire 225 225XXXXXXX
Denmark 45 4520123456
Djibouti 253 25377831001
Dominica 1 1767225XXX
Dominican Republic 1 18092345678
Ecuador 593 593991234567
Egypt 20 20100XXXXXXX
El Salvador 503 50370123456
Equatorial Guinea 240 240222XXXXXX
Eritrea 291 2917123456
Estonia 372 37251234567
Ethiopia 251 251911234567
Falkland Islands 500 50051234
Faroe Islands 298 29821XXXX
Fiji 679 6797012345
Finland 358 358412345678
France 33 33655551122
French Guiana 594 5946942XXXXX
French Polynesia 689 689212345
Gabon 241 24106031234
Gambia 220 2203012345
Georgia 995 995555123456
Germany 49 49178XXXXXXXX
Ghana 233 233231234567
Gibraltar 350 35057123456
Greece 30 306912345678
Greenland 299 299221234
Grenada 1 14734031234
Guadeloupe 590 590690301234
Guam 1 16713001234
Guatemala 502 50251234567
Guernsey 44 447781123456
Guinea 224 22460201234
Guinea-Bissau 245 2455012345
Guyana 592 5926091234
Haiti 509 50934101234
Honduras 504 50491234567
Hong Kong SAR China 852 85251234567
Hungary 36 36201234567
Iceland 354 3546101234
India 91 919XXXXXXXXX
Indonesia 62 62812345678
Iran 98 989123456789
Iraq 964 9647912345678
Ireland 353 353850123456
Isle of Man 44 447924123456
Israel 972 972501234567
Italy 39 393123456789
Jamaica 1 18762101234
Japan 81 817012345678
Jersey 44 447797XXXXXX
Jordan 962 962790123456
Kazakhstan 7 77710009998
Kenya 254 254712XXXXXX
Kiribati 686 68661234
Kuwait 965 965500XXXXX
Kyrgyzstan 996 996700123456
Laos 856 8562023123456
Latvia 371 37121234567
Lebanon 961 96171XXXXXX
Lesotho 266 26650123456
Liberia 231 2314612345
Libya 218 218912345678
Liechtenstein 423 423661234567
Lithuania 370 37061234567
Luxembourg 352 352628123456
Macau SAR China 853 85366123456
Macedonia 389 38972345678
Madagascar 261 261301234567
Malawi 265 26599XXXXXXX
Malaysia 60 60123456789
Maldives 960 9607712345
Mali 223 22365012345
Malta 356 35696961234
Marshall Islands 692 6922351234
Martinique 596 596696201234
Mauritania 222 22222123456
Mauritius 230 2302512345
Mayotte 262 262639XXXXXX
Mexico 52 5212221234567
Micronesia 691 6913501234
Moldova 373 37365012345
Monaco 377 377612345678
Mongolia 976 97688123456
Montenegro 382 38267622901
Montserrat 1 16644923456
Morocco 212 212650XXXXXX
Mozambique 258 25882XXXXXXX
Myanmar [Burma] 95 9592123456
Namibia 264 264811234567
Nauru 674 6745551234
Nepal 977 9779841234567
Netherlands 31 31612345678
New Caledonia 687 687751234
New Zealand 64 64211234567
Nicaragua 505 50581234567
Niger 227 22793123456
Nigeria 234 2348021234567
Niue 683 6831234
Norfolk Island 672 672381234
North Korea 850 8501921234567
Northern Mariana Islands 1 16702345678
Norway 47 4741234567
Oman 968 96892XXXXXX
Pakistan 92 923012345678
Palau 680 6806201234
Palestinian Territories 970 970599123456
Panama 507 507600XXXXX
Papua New Guinea 675 6756812345
Paraguay 595 595961XXXXXX
Peru 51 51912345678
Philippines 63 639051234567
Poland 48 48512345678
Portugal 351 351912345678
Puerto Rico 1 1787XXXXXX
Qatar 974 97433123456
Romania 40 407XXXXXXXX
Russia 7 79123456789
Rwanda 250 250720123456
Réunion 262 262692123456
Saint Barthélemy 590 590690221234
Saint Helena 290 2902158
Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 18695561234
Saint Lucia 1 17582845678
Saint Martin 590 590690221234
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 508 508551234
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 17844301234
Samoa 685 685601234
San Marino 378 37866661212
Saudi Arabia 966 966512345678
Senegal 221 221701012345
Serbia 381 381601234567
Seychelles 248 2482510123
Sierra Leone 232 23225123456
Singapore 65 658XXXXXXX
Slovakia 421 421912123456
Slovenia 386 38631234567
Solomon Islands 677 6777421234
Somalia 252 25290792024
South Africa 27 27711234567
South Korea 82 821023456789
South Sudan 211 211977123456
Spain 34 34612345678
Sri Lanka 94 94712345678
Sudan 249 249911231234
Suriname 597 5977412345
Svalbard and Jan Mayen 47 4741234567
Swaziland 268 26876XXXXXX
Sweden 46 46701234567
Switzerland 41 41741234567
Syria 963 963944567890
São Tomé and Príncipe 239 2399812345
Taiwan 886 886912345678
Tajikistan 992 992917123456
Tanzania 255 255612345678
Thailand 66 668X XXX XXXX
Timor-Leste 670 67077212345
Togo 228 22890112345
Tokelau 690 6905190
Tonga 676 6767715123
Trinidad and Tobago 1 18682911234
Tunisia 216 21620123456
Turkey 90 905012345678
Turkmenistan 993 99366123456
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 16492311234
Tuvalu 688 688901234
U.S. Virgin Islands 1 13406421234
USA (America) +1 1 12015550123
Uganda 256 256712345678
Ukraine 380 380391234567
United Arab Emirates 971 97150XXXXXXX
United Kingdom 44 447400XXXXXX
United States 1 12015550123
Uruguay 598 59894231234
Uzbekistan 998 998912345678
Vanuatu 678 6785912345
Vatican City 379 3790669812345
Venezuela 58 584121234567
Vietnam 84 84912345678
Wallis and Futuna 681 681501234
Yemen 967 967712345678
Zambia 260 260955123456
Zimbabwe 263 263711234567
Åland Islands 358 358412345678


Special note for certain countries

To add your friend in the United Kingdom with the phone number 07981555555, begin with plus and the country code and (+44) and remove the leading 0: +447981555555.

All Argentinian mobile numbers (+54) should have a 9 between the country code and area code. The prefix 15 must also be removed. The final phone number will have 13 digits total: +54 9 xxx xxx xxxx

Mexican numbers need to have a 1 after +52, even if they are Nextel numbers.

If you are still having trouble finding your contact, contact us with your number, and your contact's number. Remember to write it exactly as you have it saved in your phone.

Cheers,
WhatsApp Support Team