If we are unable to verify your business programmatically, Stripe might need to request additional Proof of Business documentation in order to verify legal entities.
For the US please refer to Tax ID verification guidelines by business type.
For a list of document types for incorporated businesses per country please refer to: Acceptable verification documents by country.
You’ll also find the list of document types on the Verifications page of your Dashboard settings. Click on the first tab for your business entity. A list of acceptable documents for your country will be displayed on the bottom right side.
For Unincorporated Partnerships or Non-Profits please refer to the Verifications page of your Dashboard settings and click on the first tab for your business entity. Then click on the option included under “Company Number” for when you don’t have one available. If you don’t have this option available on your dashboard please contact Stripe support.
Your document must meet specific requirements in order to be accepted for verification.
The information in this document must include business name, business address, and company registration number or VAT number. It also must be matched to the information on your Stripe account, so it is best to first confirm that the business information listed on your Stripe account is correct before a document is uploaded. You can view your Stripe business information in your Dashboard and make any changes by clicking Edit beside your business details. Your Proof of Legal Entity document upload must be successfully reviewed and matched to the information on your Stripe account before your business can be verified. Reviews can take up to 24 hours for our team to complete.
A summary of document standards is listed below:
Documents must be clear and large enough to read
Documents must be valid and representative of up-to-date registration
Complete documents must be uploaded. A complete document is defined as:
The full business name, business address, and either VAT number OR company registration number of the incorporated entity are clearly stated and legible
If this information is spread across multiple pages of your document, please upload a PDF containing all the relevant pages
Documents can be uploaded in .pdf format
Due to the highly sensitive nature of your verification documents, Stripe can only accept documents which are uploaded through the Dashboard. Documents must not be sent through email.
You can upload your document in your Dashboard here:
For details about the identity and home address verification step, see Identity and home address verification documents.