Office 365 Country Licensing Restrictions

December 30, 2012  |  2 Comments  |  by Thomas   |  Blog, News

NOTE: This database was last updated as of 12-30-2012.


Country Restrictions for Office 365

The chart below outlines the Office 365 country licensing restrictions. It compiles and clarifies similar resources from Microsoft which had left me with questions. The points of clarification are explained below

Generally nations fall into one of three broad catagories:

  • Nations that can host a Office 365 account (marked ‘Yes’ in column 2)
  • Nations that can participate, but technically the account must be hosted from some other country (marked ‘No’)*
  • Blacklisted nations that cannot use Office 365 in any way (marked out in solid red)

Within these catagories, feature availability can also vary across functionalities in SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online. These differences are displayed in columns 3-5.

*Non-host countries must designate the company ownership as located in a country which can host an account. You will not be able to start a free trial or create a account with a non-host country as the primary address. You will, however, be able to add users from that country later.

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Country / Region

Can host (y/n)

Exchange Online

SharePoint Online

Lync Online

Afghanistan

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Aland Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Albania

No

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Algeria

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

American Samoa

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Andorra

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Angola

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Anguilla

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Antarctica

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Antigua and Barbuda

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Argentina

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Armenia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Aruba

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Australia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Austria

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Azerbaijan

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Bahamas, The

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Bahrain

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Bangladesh

No

No hosted voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Barbados

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Belarus

Yes

No hosted voicemail

No restrictions

1-to-1 Lync audio/video only

Belgium

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Belize

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Benin

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Bermuda

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Bhutan

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Bolivia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Bonaire

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Bosnia and Herzegovina

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Botswana

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Bouvet Island

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Brazil

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

British Indian Ocean Territory

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Brunei

No

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Bulgaria

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Burkina Faso

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Burma

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Burundi

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Cambodia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Cameroon

No

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Canada

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Cape Verde

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Cayman Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Central African Republic

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Chad

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Chile

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

China

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Christmas Island

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Colombia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Comoros

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Congo, Republic of the

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Cook Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Costa Rica

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Côte d’Ivoire

No

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Croatia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Cuba

N/A

Not available

Not available

Not available

Curaçao

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Cyprus

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Czech Republic

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Denmark

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Djibouti

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Dominica

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Dominican Republic

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Ecuador

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Egypt

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

El Salvador

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Equatorial Guinea

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Eritrea

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Estonia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Ethiopia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Faroe Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Fiji

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Finland

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

France

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

French Guiana

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

French Polynesia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

French Southern and Antarctic Lands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Gabon

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Gambia, The

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Georgia

No

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Germany

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Ghana

No

No Email or Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Gibraltar

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Greece

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Greenland

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Grenada

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Guadeloupe

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Guam

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Guatemala

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Guernsey

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Guinea

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Guinea-Bissau

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Guyana

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Haiti

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Heard Island and McDonald Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Holy See (Vatican City)

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Honduras

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Hong Kong SAR

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Hungary

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Iceland

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

India

Yes

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No restrictions

Indonesia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Iran

No

Not available

Not available

Not available

Iraq

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Ireland

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Isle of Man

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Israel

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Italy

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Jamaica

No

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Jan Mayen

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Japan

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Jersey

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Jordan

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Kazakhstan

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Kenya

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Kiribati

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

No

Not available

Not available

Not available

Korea, Republic of

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Kuwait

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Kyrgyzstan

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Laos

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Latvia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Lebanon

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Lesotho

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Liberia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Libya

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Liechtenstein

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Lithuania

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Luxembourg

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Macao

No

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Madagascar

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Malawi

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Malaysia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Maldives

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Mali

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Malta

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Marshall Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Martinique

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Mauritania

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Mauritius

No

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Mayotte

No

No hosted voicemail

No restrictions

1-to-1 Lync audio/video only

Mexico

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Micronesia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Moldova

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Monaco

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Mongolia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Montenegro

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Montserrat

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Morocco

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Mozambique

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Myanmar

No

Not available

Not available

Not available

Namibia

No

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Nauru

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Nepal

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Netherlands

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Netherlands Antilles

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

New Caledonia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

New Zealand

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Nicaragua

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Niger

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Nigeria

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Niue

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

None

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Norfolk Island

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Northern Mariana Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Norway

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Oman

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Pakistan

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Palau

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Palestinian Authority

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Panama

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Papua New Guinea

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Paraguay

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Peru

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Philippines

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Pitcairn Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Poland

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Portugal

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Puerto Rico

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Qatar

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Reunion

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Romania

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Russia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Rwanda

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Saba

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Saint Barthélemy

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Saint Kitts and Nevis

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Saint Lucia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Saint Martin

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Samoa

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

San Marino

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Sao Tome and Principe

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Saudi Arabia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Senegal

No

No Hosted Voicemail

No restrictions

No Audio/Video

Serbia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Seychelles

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Sierra Leone

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Singapore

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Sint Eustastius

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Sint Maarten

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Slovakia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Slovenia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Solomon Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Somalia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

South Africa

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Spain

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Sri Lanka

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Sudan

No

Not available

Not available

Not available

Suriname

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Svalbard

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Swaziland

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Sweden

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Switzerland

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Syria

No

Not available

Not available

Not available

Taiwan

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Tajikistan

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Tanzania

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Timor-Leste

No

Not available

Not available

Not available

Thailand

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Togo

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Tokelau

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Tonga

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Trinidad and Tobago

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Tunisia

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Turkey

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Turkmenistan

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Turks and Caicos Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Tuvalu

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Uganda

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Ukraine

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

United Arab Emirates

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

United Kingdom

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

United States

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

United States Minor Outlying Islands

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Uruguay

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Uzbekistan

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Vanuatu

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Venezuela

Yes

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Vietnam

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Virgin Islands, British

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Virgin Islands, U.S.

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Wallis and Futuna

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Western Sahara

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Yemen

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Yugoslavia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Zaire

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Zambia

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions

Zimbabwe

No

No restrictions

No restrictions

No restrictions


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