International Dialing Codes

To make an international phone call using a calling card, you may need to dial one or both of two international dialing codes:

1) an international direct dial code for country you are calling from, and

2) a country code for the country you are calling to.

International access codes are also known as international direct dial codes (IDDs). The terms are used interchangeably to mean the same thing.

Country codes are sometimes called international subscriber dialing codes (ISDs), or country calling codes.

These dialing codes are listed below for several countries.

To find dialing codes for other countries, please check the dialing code lookups on these pages:

List of International Dialing Codes

To make international phone calls to / from the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and selected other countries, please use the international dialing codes listed below.

For countries with multiple IDDs as noted, you'll need to follow the link to look up the applicable codes.

If your country is not listed, lookup IDDs here and country codes here.

Direct Dialing Codes for Selected Countries
Country IDD Country code
USA 011 +1
Canada 011 +1
Mexico 00 +52
Brazil multiple
lookup here
UK 00 +44
Germany 00 +49
France multiple
lookup here
Italy 00 +39
Netherlands 00 +31
Ireland 00 / 048* +353
Kuwait 00 +965
Qatar 00 +974
Saudi Arabia 00 +966
UAE / Dubai 00 +971
South Africa 00 +27
Nigeria 009 +234
Australia 0011 +61
New Zealand 00 +64
Philippines 00 +63
India 00 +91
Pakistan 00 +92
China 00 +86
Hong Kong multiple
looup here
Singapore multiple*
lookup here
Japan 010* +81


  • Ireland: Code 048 applies to N. Ireland fixed line calls only
  • Japan: May also require carrier-specific code dialed before the IDD. Lookup here

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If your country is not listed, lookup IDDs here and lookup country codes here

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