How to Verify Your Seller Information for Etsy Payments

To help protect you and contribute to the overall safety of the Etsy marketplace, we verify your details when you sign up to sell using Etsy Payments. 

​​Before entering personal details, you must choose to onboard as either an individual or an incorporated business. If your business is a registered legal entity within your local jurisdiction (which differs by country and state) and has documents of registration, you should enroll as a business. Otherwise, you should enroll as an individual or sole proprietorship.

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How do I enroll as an individual or sole proprietorship?

To sign up for Etsy Payments as an individual or sole proprietorship, you will need to provide the following details so we can verify your identity: 

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Date of birth
  • Home address
  • In certain locations, a full or partial individual tax number (such as a partial SSN in the U.S.)

Once you enter your details, you’ll need to input your financial information, including the name on the bank account where you'll get paid at your financial institution, and the account number. 

When you verify your bank account for Etsy Payments, we may ask for an updated copy of your government-issued ID. Please scan or photograph your ID and upload the image of your document(s) here. A valid ID can be a driver’s license, a government-issued photo ID, or a passport.

Here are additional criteria for your ID:

  • The copy must contain your full name, date of birth, and expiration date. If any of this information is on the back of your ID, you will need to upload a copy of both the front and back of your document. 
  • The name on your ID must be in Latin characters.
  • The information on the document must correspond with the information provided during shop setup. 
  • The image(s) must be clear, legible, and unaltered. 

If any of these criteria are not met, we may request you to provide another copy of your ID. This request will be sent via email to the email address on file for your shop.

Next, you’ll need to confirm your financial information in your Shop Manager:

  1. Sign in to Etsy.com.
  2. Select Shop Manager.
  3. Select Finances.
  4. Select Payment settings.
  5. Select Update next to Bank details. Check that your bank details are correct and click Save new details.
  6. Select Address and check that your address is correct. 

Finally, confirm your personal information again in your Payment account and add a debit or credit card to your shop, which is a requirement for most Etsy shops:

  1. Sign in to Etsy.com.
  2. Select Shop Manager.
  3. Select Finances.
  4. Select Payment settings.
  5. Select Billing.

How do I enroll as a business?

If you sign up as a business, we’ll need to verify your incorporated business information in addition to your personal identity. 

You’ll need to provide your individual details and financial information (listed in the section above) as well as details about your business, which include:

  • Entity name (as specified on your government-issued business verification document)
  • Legal business address
  • Business identification number
  • Employee identification number (U.S. only)
  • Jurisdiction where the business is registered (Canada, Germany, and U.S. only)

The name of your business identification number may vary by location. Although this list is not exhaustive, this number may be known by the following names:

  • Entity number or ID
  • Business number or ID
  • Department number or ID
  • Company number
  • Filing number
  • Document number
  • Control number
  • Organization number
  • Charter number
  • License number
  • Registry number

If you need help locating your business identification number, you can try looking up your business registration information on your local government website where you registered, or contact your local government office directly for more assistance.

What happens if my information isn’t accepted?

If we cannot verify your business information, you will be notified by email. Because we’re legally unable to share what specific information is unverifiable, you’ll need to re-enter your business details and confirm they match your government-issued business documentation.

If we’re still unable to verify your information, we may ask you to provide us with a copy of your government-issued business documentation.

What business verification documents are accepted for my country?

Select a dropdown to view information for your country. You'll need to provide one of the listed documents based on your legal entity.

                Region Registration Proof
Austria

• Extract from the Firmenbuchauszug Registry of less than 3 months

• Registration proof from the Bundesministerium fûr inneres (Vereinsregisterauszug)

• Trade licence of less than 3 months

Belgium

• Screenshot of the company data of less than 3 months (BCE website – Banque-Carrefour des Entreprises)

• Screenshot of the organization data (BCE website – Banque-Carrefour des Entreprises)

• Screenshot of the soletrader data of less than 3 months (BCE website – Banque-Carrefour des Entreprises)

Bulgaria

• Certificate from the Registry Agency of less than 3 month

• Screenshot of the association data (NGOBG)

• Registration proof from the Commercial Register of less than 3 months

Croatia

• Certificate of incorporation from the Commercial Registry court of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration at the State Administration office

• Registration document from the Commercial Register of less than 3 months

Cyprus

• Certificate of incorporation from the Department of the Registrar of Companies of less than 3 months

• Founding act

• Registration document from the D.R.C.O.R of less than 3 months

Czech Republic

• Certificate of incorporation from the Registry of the Regional Commercial Court (Krajský/Městský soud) of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration

• Trade licence of less than 3 months

Denmark

• Certificate of registration (Registreringscertifikat or Registeringsbevis) of less than 3 months

• Registration proof from the Central Business Register (Det Centrale Virksomhedsregister)

• Registration proof from Indberet Virk print of less than 3 months

Estonia

• Extract from the Commercial Register (äriregistri) of less than 3 months

• Memorandum of association (Asutamisleping)

• Registration document from the Tax and Customs Board of less than 3 months

                Region Registration Proof
Finland

• Electronic extract from the trade register of less than 3 months

• Registration proof from The Register of Associations

• Business ID from the Employer and Trade Register of less than 3 months

France

• "Kbis" extract of less than 3 months

• Subprefecture declarationExtract from the "Journal officiel "SIRENE declaration

• "Kbis" extract of less than 3 months URSAFF declaration “Avis de situation SIRENE” of less than 3 months

Germany

• Handelsregisterauszug of less than 3 months

• Genossenschaftssatzung Stiftungssatzung Vereinsregisterauszug

• Gewerbeschein Handlungsbevollmächtigung Handelsregisterauszug Prokura Steuernummer attribution letter

Greece

•Notice of registration at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry/ General Electronic Commercial Registry of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration from the Independant Public Revenue Authority

• Proof of registration at the General Electronic Commercial Registry Trading license of less than 3 months

Hungary

• Company register extract from the Hungary companies registry of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration

• Document with Tax ID Number of less than 3 months

Ireland

• Signed Company printout of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration from the Register of Charities

• Signed Business printout of less than 3 months (if not available, document from Revenue with PPSN number)

Italy

• "Visura Camerale" extract of less than 3 months

• Certificate from the "Agenzia Entrate"

                Region Registration Proof
Latvia

• Certificate of incorporation from the Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republikas Uzņēmumu reģistrs) of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration from the Register of Associations and Foundations

• Registration proof from the Commercial Register (if above 284.000€ of revenue per year) of less than 3 months

Lithuania

• Detailed Extract with History from RegistruCentras of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration from the Center of Registers

• Business license Self-employment certificate of less than 3 months

Luxemburg

• Extract from the Registre de commerce et des sociétés (RCS) of less than 3 months

Malta

• Certificate of registration from the Registrar of Companies/ Malta Business Registry of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration from the Registrar of Legal Entities

• Document with VAT and/or PE number of less than 3 months

Netherlands

• KvK uittreksel of less than 3 months

• KvK uittreksel

Norway

• Certificate of incorporation from the Brønnøysundregistrene of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration of the association

• Sole proprietorship proof of registration

Poland

• Extract from the Centralna Informacja Krajowego Rejestru Sadowego of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration

Portugal

• Certidao permanente de registo comercial of less than 3 months

• Documento Inicio de Actividade

                Region Registration Proof
Romania

• Certificate from the Romanian National Trade Register Office (Oficiul Național al Registrului Comerțului) of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration from the Register of Associations and Foundations at the Registry of the Court

• Proof of registration at the National Trade Register (ORCT) of less than 3 months

Slovakia

• Extract from Business Register of the District Court of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration

• Trade license of less than 3 months

Slovenia

• Certificate from the Slovenian Business Register (Agencija Republike Slovenije) of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration

• Proof of registration at the AJPES of less than 3 months

Spain

• Extract from the Registro Mercantil Central of less than three months

• Extract from the Registradores de Espana (information General Mercantil) of less than three months Modelo 600 of less than 3 months (only for civil society)

• Proof of registration from the Registro Nacional de Asociaciones

• Resolucion "Regimen Especial de Trabajadores por Cuenta Propia o Autonomos" of less than 3 months Tarjeta de identificación fiscal

Sweden

• Certificate of registration from the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) of less than 3 months

• Proof of registration for foundation No proof of registration for voluntary association (ideell förening)

• Proof of registration from the Swedish Tax Agency of less than 3 months

Switzerland

• Proof of registration from the Companies Register of less than 3 months

• Certificate of registration from the Commerce Registry (if monthly income is above 100K CHF); if not available, statutes or constitution document (PV)

• Screenshot from the IDE Register OR (if not not available) Address Proof (utility bill of less than 3 months)

United Kindom

• Latest confirmation statement or annual return (if not available, Certificate of incorporation)

• Proof of registration

• Proof of registration from the HMRC (less of 3 months) or Self Assessment Tax Return

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