Why do I need to upload a scan or photo of my passport or driver's license?

One of the primary reasons we can get users up and running so quickly is our rather unique registration process. When signing up for a Stripe account, we use the information you enter to verify both your website and the person signing up for the Stripe account. This is because part of our responsibilities to our financial partners involves verifying your identity and confirming the legitimacy of your business. In some cases, we may need to collect a bit more information from you to ensure we can continue making payouts to your bank account.

In order to get you fully up and running with your Stripe account, we may request that you upload a scan or photograph of a government-issued photo ID. If you are uploading a driver’s license or identity card, we may request an image of both the front and back of your ID. In order to make this as easy and secure as possible, we will direct you straight to your Stripe dashboard, which will have a notification in the upper right of the screen. The whole process can be performed within the dashboard and you can even use your webcam.

For security reasons, we do not accept copies of IDs over email.

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