Quick Tip: Basics of Account Verification also known as KYC


Hi Sellers!

Most of you posting on the forum have already completed account verification but from reading through various threads we have seen requests for additional information regarding the process. Here are a few tips to help with that.

  • To sell on Amazon there are certain countries that are accepted for seller registration. As a business or as a sole trader, you need to have a proof of business establishment in one of the accepted countries, have a local phone number and have an internationally chargeable credit card. If you intend to sell on Amazon as a private person, you need to be resident in one of the accepted countries, have a local phone number and have an internationally chargeable credit card. For the full list of accepted countries please visit the following page: Countries accepted for seller registration.
  • Register with the correct business type. If you have selected the wrong business type you will need to contact seller support for assistance to change this. Check out our post Selling Plans and Business Types for more information!
  • Have personal identification for example a full valid passport, national identity card, or driving licence ready to submit.
  • Amazon Payments UK needs to verify the name and number of the bank account that you have registered with us. Document acceptance criteria: Account Number, Account Holder’s Name, Bank Name/Logo, Date. Further details are in the Additional FAQ section of this help page: Information required to sell on Amazon.
  • Additional documents such as a Proof of Address document may be requested and this needs to be dated in the past 180 days.
  • Ensure that submitted documents are clear. If you struggle to make out text or images on your documents then the verification team will too.
  • You may need to submit officially translated documents if they are not in any of the Amazon supported languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Swedish, Portuguese, Hindi, Tamil, Vietnamese and Thai). For more information, go to Accepted Translated Documents.
  • Refer to the Amazon Services Europe Business Solutions Agreement for additional information.

Are there any tips you wish you had known before going through account verification?

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