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 license
    • Voter’s card (Nigeria only)
    • Tax ID
    • Domestic passport (Russia only)
    • See the full list here.
  • 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.

List of acceptable documents

Below, you will find a list of all documents per country that you can use to successfully pass ID verification on Paxful.

Country

ID Card

Passport

Driver License

Other

Afghanistan No Yes No  
Albania Yes Yes Yes  
Algeria No Yes No  
Andorra No Yes No  
Angola No Yes No  
Antigua and Barbuda No Yes No  
Argentina Yes Yes Yes  
Armenia Yes Yes No  
Australia Yes Yes Yes  
Austria Yes Yes Yes  
Azerbaijan No Yes No  
The Bahamas Yes Yes Yes  
Bahrain Yes Yes Yes  
Bangladesh Yes Yes Yes  
Barbados Yes Yes Yes  
Belarus No Yes Yes  
Belgium Yes Yes Yes  
Belize No Yes No  
Benin Yes Yes No  
Bhutan No Yes No  
Bolivia Yes Yes No  
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes Yes No  
Botswana Yes Yes Yes  
Brazil Yes Yes Yes  
Brunei No Yes Yes  
Bulgaria Yes Yes Yes  
Burkina Faso No Yes No  
Cambodia No Yes No  
Cameroon Yes Yes Yes  
Canada Yes Yes Yes  
Cape Verde No Yes No  
Chad No Yes No  
Chile Yes Yes Yes  
China Yes Yes Yes  
Colombia Yes Yes Yes  
Comoros No Yes No  
Costa Rica Yes Yes Yes  
Cote d'Ivoire No Yes No  
Croatia Yes Yes Yes  
Cyprus Yes Yes No  
Czech Republic Yes Yes Yes  
Denmark Yes Yes Yes  
Djibouti No Yes No  
Dominica No Yes No  
Dominican Republic Yes Yes No  
Ecuador Yes Yes Yes  
Egypt No Yes No  
El Salvador Yes Yes Yes  
Equatorial Guinea No Yes No  
Eritrea No Yes No  
Estonia Yes Yes Yes  
Eswatini No Yes No  
Ethiopia No Yes No  
Fiji No Yes No  
Finland Yes Yes Yes  
France Yes Yes Yes  
Gabon No Yes No  
The Gambia No Yes No  
Georgia Yes Yes Yes  
Germany Yes Yes Yes  
Ghana Yes Yes Yes  
Greece Yes Yes Yes  
Grenada No Yes No  
Guatemala Yes Yes Yes  
Guinea No Yes No  
Guinea-Bissau No Yes No  
Guyana No Yes No  
Haiti No Yes Yes  
Honduras Yes Yes Yes  
Hungary Yes Yes Yes  
Iceland No Yes Yes  
India Yes Yes Yes  
Indonesia Yes Yes Yes  
Ireland Yes Yes Yes  
Israel No Yes Yes  
Italy Yes Yes Yes  
Jamaica Yes Yes Yes  
Japan No Yes No  
Jordan Yes Yes Yes  
Kazakhstan No Yes No  
Kenya Yes Yes No  
Korea, South No Yes No  
Kosovo No Yes No  
Kuwait Yes Yes No  
Kyrgyzstan No Yes No  
Laos No Yes No  
Latvia Yes Yes Yes  
Lesotho No Yes No  
Liberia No Yes No  
Liechtenstein Yes Yes Yes  
Lithuania Yes Yes Yes  
Luxembourg Yes Yes Yes  
Macao Yes Yes No  
Macedonia Yes Yes Yes  
Madagascar No Yes No  
Malawi No Yes No  
Malaysia Yes Yes Yes  
Maldives No Yes No  
Mali No Yes No  
Malta Yes Yes Yes  
Marshall Islands No Yes No  
Mauritania No Yes No  
Mauritius Yes Yes No  
Mexico Yes Yes Yes  
Micronesia, Federated States of No Yes No  
Moldova Yes Yes Yes  
Monaco No Yes No  
Mongolia Yes Yes Yes  
Montenegro Yes Yes Yes  
Morocco Yes Yes No  
Mozambique No Yes No  
Myanmar (Burma) No Yes No  
Namibia No Yes No  
Nepal Yes Yes Yes  
Netherlands Yes Yes Yes  
New Zealand Yes Yes Yes  
Nicaragua Yes Yes No  
Niger No Yes No  
Nigeria Yes Yes Yes  Voter's card
Norway Yes Yes Yes  
Oman No Yes Yes  
Pakistan Yes Yes No  
Palau No Yes No  
Panama Yes Yes No  
Papua New Guinea No Yes No  
Paraguay Yes Yes Yes  
Peru Yes Yes Yes  
Philippines Yes Yes Yes  
Poland Yes Yes Yes  
Portugal Yes Yes Yes  
Qatar No Yes Yes  
Romania Yes Yes Yes  
Russia Yes Yes Yes Domestic Passport
Rwanda Yes Yes No  
Saint Kitts and Nevis No Yes No  
Saint Lucia No Yes No  
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No Yes No  
Samoa No Yes No  
San Marino No Yes No  
Sao Tome and Principe No Yes No  
Saudi Arabia No Yes Yes  
Senegal Yes Yes No  
Serbia Yes Yes Yes  
Seychelles No Yes No  
Sierra Leone Yes Yes No  
Singapore Yes Yes Yes  
Slovakia Yes Yes Yes  
Slovenia Yes Yes Yes  
South Africa Yes Yes Yes  
Spain Yes Yes Yes  
Sri Lanka No Yes Yes  
Suriname No Yes No  
Sweden Yes Yes Yes  
Switzerland Yes Yes Yes  
Taiwan Yes Yes No  
Tajikistan No Yes No  
Tanzania No Yes No  
Thailand Yes Yes No  
Togo No Yes No  
Tonga No Yes No  
Trinidad and Tobago No Yes No  
Tunisia No Yes Yes  
Turkey Yes Yes Yes  
Turkmenistan No Yes No  
Uganda Yes Yes Yes  
Ukraine Yes Yes Yes  
United Arab Emirates Yes Yes Yes  
United Kingdom Yes Yes Yes  
United States of America Yes Yes Yes  
Uruguay Yes Yes Yes  
Uzbekistan No Yes No  
Vanuatu No Yes No  
Venezuela Yes Yes Yes  
Vietnam Yes Yes Yes  
Zambia No Yes No  
Zimbabwe No Yes No  

 

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