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STN – São Tomé And Príncipe Dobra


Effective 1st January 2018, STD currency changed to STN with 1000 STD = 1 STN. Note that the Dobra (STN) will run simultaneously with old currency code Dobra (STD) until 30 June 2018.

STN is considered to be a restricted currency, which implies an inherent limitation to the tradability of this currency. Fund transfers in this currency are not allowed outside of São Tomé and Príncipe.

Besides this limitation, this currency is considered to be complex (multiple information to be provided and complex processing).

Additionally, it is mandatory to provide in the remittance information:

• The beneficiary’s bank full address (exact branch location)

• The beneficiary’s telephone number

Currency Guidelines

Besides the standard information, the full name (written out in full, without initials, abbreviations or acronyms) and the physical full address of the beneficiary are mandatory.

A clear reason / purpose of payment is mandatory and consists of a full written description (in English) of the nature of payment to be provided in the remittance information. For example: providing an invoice number without guiding text is considered as insufficient and can result in errors or delays.

Example: Payment of travel expenses – invoice n° 123456789

Instructions, technical guidelines & more

To consult the Technical Guidelines of this currency, click here

Additional information

• Available charge options: OUR/SHA/BEN

• Central bank of Sao Tome and Principe: