Address (PIN) and phone verification

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. Here's how address verification works:

  1. When your earnings reach the verification threshold, we send a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to your payment address.

    It usually takes 2-4 weeks for your PIN to arrive, but it may take longer depending on your location.

  2. When you receive your PIN, you enter it in AdSense to verify your address.

    You'll have 4 months from the date your PIN is generated to enter it in your account. If you haven't entered it after 4 months, we'll stop showing ads on your pages.

Note: If we've asked you to verify your identity, we won't send your PIN until after you've successfully completed identity verification.

Having problems with your PIN?

If you're having issues with address verification, see Problems with PIN or try our PIN troubleshooter.

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