Receiving payments by check
Local currency checks
Deadline to cash check
Where can I cash my check?
Because policies vary between banks, we're not able to determine if a specific bank is able to accept your AdSense checks. All payment checks are issued by Citibank. If you receive checks in US Dollars, please inquire at your bank regarding whether they have a correspondent relationship with Citibank. This relationship is required in order to process our US Dollar checks. Please note that Google AdSense checks are for deposit only, and are not able to be cashed.
Additionally, please be aware that different banks often take different amounts of time to clear any check. We suggest contacting your bank directly for more information.
In case of Standard Delivery we anticipate that publishers will receive their checks approximately 2-4 weeks after the mailing date; however, it may take longer depending on the postal service in your location.
Standard delivery payments sent to the countries listed below will be mailed by a local courier service. There will be no charge for mailing payments in this manner and we anticipate that the payments will arrive within 10-30 days of the check date.
Publishers in China will have standard delivery payments mailed by Hong Kong post.
AdSense publishers in India will receive standard delivery checks mailed via the local courier service Blue Dart for no additional charge. Checks mailed by Blue Dart should arrive within 10-30 days of the check date.
Blue Dart is not able to service all areas throughout India. If you live in a location they don't service, your check will be sent by Registered Post and should reach you within 2-3 weeks of the mailing date.
Tracking numbers will be available for Blue Dart payments. You can check to see if one is available by by clicking any Payment link in your Payment History page. Blue Dart tracking numbers will typically be visible by the 10th of any month and can be tracked on www.bluedart.com.
Secured Express Delivery
Secured express delivery allows you to receive your check payments sent by a fast, reliable courier service for a fee. Payments typically arrive within 5-10 business days. Depending the specific delivery service in your location, a tracking number may be included with your payment details.
To sign up for secure delivery:
- Sign in to your account.
- On the Home tab, visit the Account settings page.
- In the Payment settings section, click"edit payment method".
- Select the Check - Secured Express Delivery radio button. You'll also see the fee for your particular location.
- Click Continue
- Select your desired currency from the drop-down list. You may choose to receive payment in United States dollars or in your local currency if available.
- Click Save Changes.
Please be aware that Google is not responsible for any secured express delivery payments which may be returned due to an issue with your address. If you wish to receive payments by secured express delivery, please contact the courier in your location to confirm that they will provide service to your address and that it is in the proper format.
If your AdSense checks are mailed by DHL secured express delivery or by the OCASA or Blue Dart local courier service, tracking numbers for your payments will be available in your account. Just visit your Payments and click any 'Payment' link for details.
Tracking numbers for DHL payments will be available by the 5th of the following month and should be tracked at www.dhl.com. Tracking numbers for OCASA and Blue Dart payments will be available by the 10th of any month and should be tracked at www.ocasa.com and www.bluedart.com.
Local currency checks
Google offers local currency checks in the following countries and territories:
|French Southern Territories   ||Euro|
|Hong Kong||Hong Kong Dollar|
|New Zealand||New Zealand Dollar|
|St Pierre & Miquelon||Euro|
|United States||United States Dollar|
|United Kingdom||British Pound|
Deadline to cash check
If you haven't received your check 60 days after it was issued, you can request a reissue.
If you do not deposit your check within 12 months after it was issued, your earnings will be credited back to your account and your payments will be put on hold.
After this you'll need to visit your Payments page, click the 'Please contact AdSense Support' link, and let us know why you weren't able to receive the payment. We'll then release the hold, allowing you to receive the next payment.