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Address (PIN) verification

Address (PIN) verification overview

To protect the security of accounts, Google requires you to verify your address before we can send you any payments. To do so, we mail a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to your payment address. You'll then need to enter this PIN within your account.

Address verification FAQs

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When will my PIN arrive?
We'll print and send your PIN by standard mail several days after your account balance reaches the verification threshold for the first time. PINs typically arrive within 2-4 weeks, but may take longer depending on your location.
When do I need to enter my PIN?
You'll have four months from the date your first PIN is generated to enter it in your account. If you haven't entered it after four months, we'll stop showing ads on your pages.
Where can I enter my PIN?
When you receive your PIN, enter it in your account following the instructions on the PIN mailer.
What if my PIN doesn't arrive?
We understand that your PIN can fail to reach you. That's why if you don't receive your PIN, you can request a replacement PIN. Learn how to request a new PIN.
What if my address is wrong?
Before requesting a new PIN, make sure that the payment address in your AdSense account is correct. If there's an error in your address, or if you've moved to a new address, follow these instructions to change the payment address in your account.
Can I send you a copy of my official identity document or domestic bill?
Depending on your location, you may be able to send us an official document as proof of your address. If you're eligible, you'll see a notice on the homepage of your AdSense account with instructions on how to send us your official document.
I want to change the country in my AdSense account. Will I have to verify my address by PIN again?
Yes. If you've previously verified your address by PIN and you change your country, then your payments will be put on hold until you verify your new address by PIN.
If you're having problems with PIN verification, try our PIN troubleshooter.
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