What countries require ID verification?

Some users are required to verify their identity when they sign up for a Paxful account based on where they live. The following countries have mandatory ID verification when creating a Paxful account:

  • Albania
  • American Samoa (USA)
  • Andorra
  • Anguilla (UK)
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba (Netherlands)
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda (UK)
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina 
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands (UK)
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Cook Islands (New Zealand)
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Curacao (Netherlands)
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Falkland Islands (UK)
  • Faroe Islands (Denmark)
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana (France)
  • French Polynesia (France)
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar (UK)
  • Greece
  • Greenland (Denmark)
  • Grenada
  • Guam (USA)
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey (UK)
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Isle of Man (UK)
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey (UK)
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat (UK)
  • Morocco
  • Nauru
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia (France)
  • New Zealand
  • Niue (New Zealand)
  • Norfolk Island (Australia)
  • Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Pitcairn Islands (UK)
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico (USA)
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha (UK)
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France)
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Sint Maarten (Netherlands)
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Spain
  • Suriname
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tokelau (New Zealand)
  • Transnistria
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands (UK)
  • Tuvalu
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • United States Virgin Islands (USA)
  • Uruguay
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Wallis and Futuna (France)
  • Zimbabwe

Are there any other situations where I would need to verify my identity?

Yes—if the country you live in is not listed above, there are certain situations where you’ll be asked to verify your identity:

  • If you reach an equivalent of 1,000 USD in trade volume or wallet activity in a year, you’ll be asked to verify your ID
  • If you reach an equivalent of 10,000 USD in trade volume or wallet activity in a year, you’ll be asked to verify your address
  • You may also be required to verify your identity for certain payment methods

What if I don’t want to verify my account?

Those who choose not to verify their ID or address can still continue to use Paxful services but they will be subject to a trade and wallet limit put in place for unverified users. Read more about verification levels here.

What if I am in an OFAC grey list country?

If you’re in an OFAC grey list country, you’ll be required to verify your ID to withdraw any funds or trade for any amount.

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