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Verify your identity

For certain kinds of transactions using your Google payments profile, we might need to verify your identity using information like your name, address, or date of birth. You might need to provide us with an ID or proof of address, too.

If we ask you to verify your account, any pending transactions will be canceled. Pending charges on your bank statement will disappear within 14 business days.

Why we might ask you to verify

  • We saw a suspicious transaction in your payments center.
  • We need to verify the information associated with the account.
  • We need a little more information to comply with EU law (for European customers only).

How we use your information

Google only uses this information to verify your identity as described in our Privacy and Terms. The verification process won't impact your credit score or credit rating.

Fix verification problems

If you got an email or saw an error message when you signed into your Google payments center, choose your issue below to learn how to fix it. We’ll contact you after we review your information.

Suspicious activity on your account

If you got an email about suspicious activity on your Google payments center, we froze your account in case of fraud. To reactivate your account, submit your verification documents using this form.

Suspended because we were unable to verify your information

If you got an email that your payments center account was suspended because we were unable to verify your information, submit your verification documents using this form.

Send more information to comply with European law

If you are in a country of the European Economic Area and got an email asking to verify your identity, submit your verification documents using this form.

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