Document requirements for advertiser verification

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Google requires advertisers to complete identity verification as part of the advertiser verification program.

For identity verification, advertisers may be required to submit one of the acceptable documents listed below based on the location their organization is registered in, or resident in if they are an individual.

Note: The documents required are based on your account type “organization” or “Individual”. You can check your “Account type” in your Google Ads payments profile via the “Settings” page for “Billing & Payments”. If your “Account type” is “Individual”, but you need to verify as an organization or vice versa, contact us before starting the verification process. These documents are required for the successful completion of the verification process.

Personal data and documents will not be shared with any third party, as per the Google data protection policy.

Acceptable documents by location

Organizations may be required to provide 2 different types of documentation for advertiser verification: organization registration documents and a government-issued photo ID from an authorized representative. Acceptable documents include:

Registration documents:
  • Certificate of incorporation or registration
  • Extract from commercial register
  • Business license
  • Tax certificate
Authorized representative’s government-issued photo ID:
  • Passport
  • Identification card
  • Driving license
  • Permanent residence card

An authorized representative is an admin of the Google Ads account and/or the payments profile paying for the ads. The government-issued photo ID can be issued in any country. 

Individuals must submit a Nigerien government-issued photo ID issued as part of the verification program. Acceptable documents include:

  • Passport
  • National ID card
  • Driver's license
  • Residence permit

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