Update your account type

To pass identity verification, your account type needs to be set correctly. You can set a payment profile as an individual or organization.

What you need

  • If your account type is “individual:” You’re required to provide an ID document that matches the name you submit for verification.
    • An individual includes most solo business owners, like freelancers or consultants who aren’t registered as an organization.
  • If your account type is “organization:” You’re required to provide a document with the organization’s name. The name you submit for verification must be the exact same name as on the document you provide. To complete verification, you must have payments admin account access.
    • An organization includes most businesses, nonprofits, and corporations. For example, the document you submit for verification needs to show that the organization is registered.

Update your account through product

To change your account type, follow the process for the Google product you use.
Google Ads
To request a change of account type, contact the Google Ads support team.
Google Play
Contact the Play support team.
Google AdSense
For more details and next steps, check your AdSense account type.
Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?

Need more help?

Sign in for additional support options to quickly solve your issue

Clear search
Close search
Google apps
Main menu
Search Help Center