Since payments and Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) are sent to the mailing address in your account, it's important to confirm the accuracy of your payment address and payee name. For example, checks and Western Union payments are made out to the payee name exactly as entered in your account.
If you need to correct any information, follow the instructions in our Help Center:
- How do I change my payment address?
- How can I change the country in my account?
- Can I switch my account type?
- How can I change my payee name?
When your earnings reach the verification threshold, we'll mail a Personal Identification Number to the payment address in your account. You'll need to enter this PIN into your AdSense account before we can send any payments to you. Your PIN will be sent by standard post and will take 2-3 weeks to arrive. PINs are printed on PIN mailers, which are white 4.5 x 6 inch (11.4 x 15.2 cm) postcards.
Depending on your location, you may also be asked to verify your phone number. As part of this process, our system will call you at a pre-arranged time, and you'll be required to dial in a verification number that appears in your AdSense account.