List of Countries without a Postcode
If Stripe doesn’t always expect a postcode, it is because some countries don’t have them – here is a list of countries that don't
Whilst trying to improve the checkout process on my football betting website I noticed that Stripe will only validate the postcode of a card when a postcode is provided.
The checkout process as it stands requires a postcode or else it fails before even attempting to speak to Stripe. Clearly I am missing something. If Stripe doesn’t already expect a postcode.
With the help of Wikipedia and a gist I have drawn up what I believe to be a complete list of countries that currently don’t have postcodes.
If you ask someone from one of these countries for a postcode as part of your checkout procedure you are likely to lose a sale.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Ascension island
- Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Congo the Democratic Republic of the
- Cook Islands
- Cote d’Ivoire
- East Timor
- Equatorial Guinea
- French Southern Territories
- Heard and McDonald Islands
- Hong Kong
- Netherlands Antilles
- North Korea
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- United Arab Emirates
Let me know via our contact page if you think we’re missing a country, or indeed if a country listed actually uses postcodes now!
2022-12-20 - Removed a note about Ireland technically having postcodes, but not actually using them.