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Verify a test deposit from Google

To receive payments by EFT,  you need to verify your bank account using a test deposit. A test deposit is a small amount (less than $1) sent by Google to "test" your bank account. We do this to make sure that when we send your actual payment, we send it to the correct bank account. You can check if you've received it by accessing your bank statement or asking your local bank.

You won't see the test deposit in your bank statement right away—this process takes 2-5 working days. Please wait until you see the actual amount deposited in your bank account before you enter it in your AdSense account.

After you receive your test deposit, follow these steps to verify your bank account:

  1. Sign in to your AdSense account.
  2. In the left navigation panel, click Settings.
  3. Click Payments.

    You'll see a red alert in your AdSense account.

  4. Click Manage payment methods.
  5. Click Verify now.
  6. In the drop-down menu, select the test deposit amount that you received in your bank statement.
  7. Click Verify. If the amounts match, your bank account is verified.

    You're now set up to receive your AdSense payments by EFT.

If you don’t receive your test deposit after 10 working days, it's likely that you've provided incorrect bank account details. In this case, we advise you to do the following:
  1. Remove your current payment details.
  2. Contact your bank to make sure you have the correct bank account details.
  3. Enter your updated bank account details and wait for your test deposit.

Test deposit FAQs

Is there any way to verify my bank account without a test deposit?

No. Your bank account needs to be verified with a test deposit before we can send you an actual payment. This is a precaution for security reasons, to make sure that your payment reaches you.
Note that you don’t need to verify your account with a test deposit in the following countries: Bulgaria, Gibraltar, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Romania, and South Africa.

Where can I find my test deposit?

Depending on which country your bank is located in, the test deposit will appear in your bank account under one of following labels:

  • AFS RE GOOGLE
  • AFS RE GOOGLE ADSENSE
  • ARVATO FINANCE SERVICES LIMITED
  • BFS FINANCE LTD
  • CITIBANK IRELAND FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • Google AdSense Payment

Why can’t I find my test deposit?

If you can't find the test deposit, it might be because:
  • You didn’t enter the correct bank account details in your AdSense account. In this case, we advise you to do the following:
    1. Remove your current payment details.
    2. Contact your bank to make sure you have the correct bank account details.
    3. Enter your updated bank account details and wait for your test deposit.
  • The test deposit hasn't reached your account yet. Please allow 2-5 working days for the test deposit to appear in your bank statement. 

I received a test a deposit but I still can’t verify my bank account. What should I do?

If you received your test deposit but haven't been able to successfully verify your bank account, here's what might have happened:

  • Your bank applied a commission to your test deposit so the amount we sent you is not the same as the amount you received. Please contact your bank to confirm the exact test deposit you received before the commission was applied, and then enter the amount in your AdSense account.
  • You attempted to enter your test deposit the maximum of three times and you've been blocked from entering it again. Please contact AdSense support who will be able to help you resolve this.
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