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Address verification (PIN) overview

To protect the security of your account, Google requires you to verify your address before we can send you any payments.

How address verification works

Address verification timeline, described in text, below.

  1. You enter your payments address in AdMob when you activate your account.
  2. Verify your identity in the Verification tab of your Payments page.

    Your PIN isn't sent until after you've successfully completed identity verification. Identity verification is not required in China or Hong Kong.
  3. When your earnings reach the verification threshold, Google sends a unique 6-digit Personal Identity Number (PIN) to your payments address through international standard mail. Google doesn't provide a tracking number for the PIN mail, so make sure your payments address can receive standard mail.
  4. It usually takes 3 weeks for your PIN mail to arrive. If you haven’t received your PIN mail in 3 weeks, please request a replacement PIN.
  5. When you receive your PIN mail, follow these steps to verify your payments address immediately:

    1. Sign in to your AdMob account at
    2. Click Payments in the sidebar.
    3. Click the Verification tab.
    4. In the "Address Verification" section, enter the PIN you received in the mail. Be sure to enter the PIN exactly as it appears in your PIN mailer.
    5. Click Submit.

Your payment address is now verified. You'll be paid when your account balance reaches the payment threshold, as long as there are no holds on your account and you're in compliance with the AdSense & AdMob program policies.

Address verification timeline

You'll have 4 months from the date your PIN is generated to complete address verification. If you haven't verified your payments address after 4 months, we'll stop showing ads on your pages.

If we can't verify your address due to fraudulent activity  associated with that address

If the address you provided has been associated with fraudulent activity, you'll need to change your payments address to a new, valid postal address that can receive your PIN. Your new address must be different from your previous one.

After your new address is verified, you can request a PIN:

  1. Sign in to your AdMob account at
  2. Click Payments in the sidebar.
  3. Click the Verification tab.
  4. Click Resend PIN.

If you can't provide a valid payments address, ads will stop showing on your app.

Having problems with your PIN?

If your PIN hasn't arrived, review Problems with PIN & address verification.

If you've requested the 4th replacement PIN mail and you still haven't received it after 3 weeks, go to our PIN troubleshooter.

You can request up to 3 additional replacement PINs.

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