ID verification requirements

ID verification is an important aspect of building a successful profile on Paxful. This article lists out the main requirements for quick and successful ID verification. The requirements are as follows:

  • You must be 18 years or older.
  • You must have a valid email address.
  • Only personal documents can be used.
  • Only the following ID types are accepted:
    • Passport
    • National ID card (in the new format)
    • Driver’s license
    • Voter’s card (Nigeria only)
    • Tax ID
    • Domestic passport (Russia only)

  • ID documents should be valid up to the date of the verification request submission.
  • Paper format of ID documents is not accepted.
  • The selfie should be in a photograph of you and not a scanned picture of you.
  • All files uploaded should be original. No editing is allowed.
  • All files should be clearly visible, high quality, JPEG format, all information should be legible, should not be covered by any passport covers or other objects.
  • Information on the document should match the information provided on the form.
  • If your document is written in a language that does not use the English alphabet, you may still use it for verification. If your native language is not yet supported by our verification provider, you will receive a message: Unsupported ID.
  • Your country of citizenship is not on our list of banned countries.

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