In certain countries, Stripe is required to collect, verify, and maintain identity information on the individuals associated with a Stripe account. These requirements come from our regulators and financial partners, and are intended to promote transparency and prevent individuals from using complex company structures to hide terrorist financing, money laundering, tax evasion, and other financial crimes.
If we are unable to verify your business and/or identity programmatically when you sign up for a Stripe account, Stripe might require a copy of a government-issued photo ID to verify the information manually. If this is the case, you will be notified to log into your Stripe Dashboard and use the notification prompt in the top right corner to upload your documentation.
We do not accept copies of IDs over email; they must be uploaded using the secured Stripe Dashboard.
If you are having trouble with uploading your documentation, see: Troubleshooting ID upload for identity verification
If you are a US-based user having trouble verifying your Tax ID information, see Cannot verify tax ID number (TIN)