Adds a phone validator to Laravel based on Google's libphonenumber API.

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Adds a phone validator to Laravel 4 and 5 based on the PHP port of Google's libphonenumber API by giggsey.


  1. In the require key of composer.json file add the following

    "propaganistas/laravel-phone": "~2.0"
  2. Run the Composer update command

    composer update
  3. In your app config, add the Service Provider to the end of the $providers array

    Laravel 5

    'providers' => [

    Laravel 4

    'providers' => [
  4. In your languages directory, add for each language an extra language line for the validator:

    "phone" => "The :attribute field contains an invalid number.",


To validate a field using the phone validator, use the phone keyword in your validation rules array. The phone validator is able to operate in three ways.

  • You either specify ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 compliant country codes yourself as parameters for the validator, e.g.:

    'phonefield'  => 'phone:US,BE',

    The validator will check if the number is valid in at least one of provided countries, so feel free to add as many country codes as you like.

  • You don't specify any parameters but you plug in a dedicated country input field (keyed by ISO 3166-1 compliant country codes) to allow end users to supply a country on their own. The easiest method by far is to install the CountryList package by monarobase. Make sure the country field is named similar as the phone field but with _country appended for automatic discovery, or provide your custom country field name as a parameter to the validator:

    'phonefield'            => 'phone',
    'phonefield_country'    => 'required_with:phonefield',
    'phonefield'            => 'phone:custom_country_field',
    'custom_country_field'  => 'required_with:phonefield',

    If using the CountryList package, you could then use the following snippet to populate a country selection list:

    Countries::getList(App::getLocale(), 'php', 'cldr'))
  • You instruct the validator to detect which country the number belongs to using the AUTO keyword (and optionally any fallback countries):

    'phonefield'  => 'phone:AUTO,US',

    The validator will try to extract the country from the number itself and then check if the number is valid for that country. If the country could not be guessed it will be validated using the fallback countries if provided. Note that country guessing will only work when phone numbers are entered in international format (prefixed with a + sign, e.g. +32 ....). Leading double zeros will NOT be parsed correctly as this isn't an established consistency.

To specify constraints on the number type, just append the allowed types to the end of the parameters, e.g.:

'phonefield'  => 'phone:US,BE,mobile',

The most common types are mobile and fixed_line, but feel free to use any of the types defined here.

You can also enable more lenient validation (for example, fixed lines without area codes) by using the LENIENT parameter. This feature inherently doesn't play well with country autodetection and number type validation, so use such combo at own risk.

'phonefield'  => 'phone:LENIENT,US',


Format a fetched phone value using the helper function. $country_code is the country the phone number belongs to.

phone_format($phone_number, $country_code = null, $format = PhoneNumberFormat::INTERNATIONAL)

If no $country_code was given, the current application locale will be used as default. The $format parameter is optional and should be a constant of libphonenumber\PhoneNumberFormat (defaults to libphonenumber\PhoneNumberFormat::INTERNATIONAL)