How to Fax Internationally – Calling & Dialling Codes

Last Update: August 9th, 2021

To fax internationally, you may need different instructions depending on where you’re faxing to and from. You will also need to be able to send a fax (with equipment such as a fax machine, computer-based fax, or an online fax service.

All international faxing requires a code to dial internationally, a country code, and then the fax number you are dialing to (in that order).How to Fax Internationally

To fax internationally, you’ll need to enter the fax number as follows:

dial out code (for example to dial out of your switchboard) + international call prefix + country code + fax number

If you are dialing from a home or small office without a switchboard, then there is no need to enter a dial out code.

Whenever faxing internationally, it helps to double check the number, as some already include the prefix or country codes.

International Call Prefixes

Depending on where you are faxing from, there can be a difference of international dialing codes.

In the United States and Canada and other countries in the North American Numbering Plan, the code to dial internationally is “011”, while in European countries such as Germany and France, the code to dial internationally is “00”.

International Carrier Selection Codes

Some countries (Hong Kong, Israel, Finland, and a few others) have “international carrier selection codes.” In these markets, to enhance competition, there is the ability for the user to fax internationally with a different long distance provider then their current carrier. In these cases, the dialing sequence is international prefix + carrier selection code.

Full list of International Call Prefixes:


  • Samoa


  • All countries not listed in other numbers
  • All European Union Countries
  • Switzerland
  • Norway
  • India
  • Egypt
  • Hungary


  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

00x (Where x is the international carrier selection code)

  • Kenya (0, 5, 6, 7)
  • Colombia (5, 7, 9)
  • Cambodia (1, 7)
  • Indonesia (1, 7, 8, 9)
  • Singapore (1, 8)
  • South Korea (1, 2, 3xx, 5, 6, 7xx, 8)
  • Hong Kong (1, 60, 7, 8, 9)
  • Taiwan (2, 5, 6, 7, 9)
  • Thailand (1, 9, 7, 8, 5, 500, 4)


  • Guyana
  • Mongolia


  • Australia


  • Nigeria


  • Japan

01x (where x is the international carrier selection code)

  • Israel (2, 3, 4, 8)

011 – Any Country in the North American Numbering Plan

  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Haïti
  • Jamaica
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Palau
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sint Maarten
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • United States of America
  • United States Virgin Islands

10xx (where xx is the international carrier selection code)

  • Georgia (07, 10, 11, 16, 18, 54, 60, 69)

1xx0 (where xx is the international carrier selection code)

  • Chile


  • Cuba


  • Hong Kong – City Telecom


  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan

8-xx (where xx is the international carrier selection code)

  • Russia (10, 26, 27, 28, 56, 58, 59)


  • Finland

Country Codes

After the international dialing prefix is dialed, then the country code is entered into the fax transmission.

A country code is simply the code of the country that you are dialing to.

Zone 1 – North American Numbering Plan Area

Countries within NANP (North American Numbering Plan) administered areas are assigned area codes as if they were all within one country. The codes below in format +1 XXX represent area code XXX within the +1 NANP zone – not a separate country code.

The North American Numbering Plan Area includes:


Zone 2 – Mostly Africa

(but also, for example Aruba, Faroe Islands and Greenland)


Zones 3/4 – Europe

Originally larger countries, such as the United Kingdom or France, were assigned two-digit codes (to compensate for their usually longer domestic numbers) and small countries, such as Iceland, were assigned three-digit codes; however, since the 1980s, all new assignments have been three-digit regardless of countries’ populations.


Zone 5 – Mostly Latin America


Zone 6 – Southeast Asia and Oceania


Zone 7 – Eurasia (former Soviet Union)


Zone 8 – East Asia and Special Services


Zone 9 – Central, South and Western Asia

Fax Number

First, the international dialing prefix is entered, then country code, then the fax number.

It is important to double check to ensure that the fax number you have been given does not replicate either the international dialing code or the country code of the location you are sending. Some people will send this information (or the wrong international prefix) when sending fax numbers internationally, and can sometimes confuse a transmission.

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