Age requirement to create a Stripe account

You must be at least 13 years old to create a Standard Stripe account. If you are under 18, a legal guardian must assume the role of owner of your account before your account can accept charges and funds can be transferred to your bank account. For Express and Custom Connect accounts, the minimum age requirement is 18 years old.

Standard Stripe accounts (including standard Connect accounts)

You can sign up for a standard Stripe account if you are 13 years old or older.

If you are under the age of 18, Stripe requires that a legal guardian add themselves as the account owner of your Stripe account before your account can accept charges and before we are able to transfer funds to your bank account.

Once you have set up a Stripe account, we will reach out to you and ask for the following information about your legal guardian:

If we are not able to verify your guardian's information automatically using the information provided, we may also request a copy of their ID which later can be uploaded directly into our verification system.

Express and Custom Connect accounts

Express and custom accounts have a minimum age requirement of 18. If the birthdate entered is under the age of 18, Stripe will display an error message and will not allow you to complete the sign-up process until the age is updated to meet the requirement.