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To create an account and sell products on Amazon, we ask for and verify seller identity.
This page provides guidance to successfully upload documents that are required for
verification. It applies to people who want to register to sell on Amazon in any
country or state where Amazon accepts registration. Sometimes existing sellers who
are already selling on Amazon are asked for an additional proof of identity.
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All documents must:
display the same information that matches info you use to register to sell on Amazon
be clear and not blurry
be in color
be high-quality and unobstructed
be scanned images, or a photo taken from your mobile device’s camera (no screenshots)
display the full document (and front and back, if applicable)
not be expired, revoked, or closed (if applicable)
be in one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian,
Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, or Turkish. If it is not in one of these languages, provide a
copy of your passport and a notarized translation of your document in one of these
be less than 10MB in size
be in one of these formats: *.png, *.tiff, *.tif, *.jpg, *.jpeg, and *.pdf. Do not include
special characters in the file name (examples: $, &, or #)
be authentic and unaltered
Identity Documents (IDs)
The identity document(s) required for each seller depends on the country or state your
business is headquartered in, and where you live.
The drop-down options will tell you which options are available to you, such as: passport,
driver license, or national ID. In addition to the above requirements for all documents, the
be a government-issued identity document that is distributed and recognized by the country
where you are a citizen or resident
display a name that matches the full name you use(d) to register to sell on Amazon
be in color (black and white not accepted)
for multi-page files (both sides of the ID), if the screen does not ask for separate front
and back image uploads, be sure to merge the images into one file to upload
have date of birth (if applicable) that matches the date of birth provided during
have a signature
if submitting a passport, be sure the passport has your signature
The additional document(s) requested vary by country and state. An additional document (your
customized options display on the registration page) might be a document that proves your
business is valid, such as: business license, bank statement, credit card statement, or
Some companies/corporations/charities need to submit a government-issued national ID
for the primary contact, and/or the beneficial owner or trustee.
The name of the point of contact or company mentioned on the document should either
match the point of contact name, or business name provided during registration.
You can hide the transaction amount, but the document must remain intact.
Document must not be password-protected.
Do not provide a photo of your credit card or debit card.
What to expect after you upload your document
If the necessary documents and information are uploaded, a message will display “Thank you
for your request.” Close the tab in your browser.
After you submit documents, Amazon will review your information and may contact you for
further clarification, if needed, within 3 business days.