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Identity Verification

Why does Apple conduct identity verification?

Apple conducts identity verification to authenticate your and/or your company's identity and eligibility to enroll in an Apple Developer Program.

How does Apple verify a company/organization for enrollment?

Our company identity verification process includes several components, including but not limited to a D‑U‑N‑S® Number and signature authority check. You will be asked for the D‑U‑N‑S Number associated with your legal entity. We will also contact the reference you provide during enrollment to ensure you have the legal authority to enroll the company in an Apple Developer Program. Learn more

What types of government-issued photo IDs are accepted by Apple?

Accepted forms of identification can include your driver’s license, passport, or ID card.

I received a request to provide notarized documentation. How do I get something notarized or solicitor certified?

Depending on your country, a solicitor or notary public can provide their signature and seal to certify that the copy you intend to provide to Apple is a true copy of your original document. You can have documents notarized at legal offices, banks, post offices, and other offices that commonly have a solicitor or notary public on staff. Requirements and fees may vary by location.

If I'm already enrolled in the iOS or Mac Developer Program, do I need to go through the identity verification process again to join another program?

If you are a team agent or enrolled as an individual in the iOS Developer Program or Mac Developer Program, you can join the Mac Developer Program or iOS Developer Program, respectively, without additional screening. Sign in to Member Center with the Apple ID you use for your current program to purchase an additional program membership.

If I'm already enrolled in the iOS Developer Enterprise Program, do I need to go through the identity verification process again to join another program?

Yes. To join the Mac Developer Program, iOS Developer Program, or Safari Developer Program, you must enroll with a new Apple ID and go through our standard screening process.

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