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Business verification requirements are different for each company type. If you are registering a U.S. business with us, please see our separate article here. You can upload your documents here.

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Limited
  • A business registration number or a VAT number (as an alternative. For Australian businesses we will need ACN, ABN or ARBN) 
  • Copy of the registration document (with the exception of companies in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.)
  • Details of all directors of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence*
  • Details of all owners/shareholders who own 25% or more of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence*
  • Details of your company's website and a short description of what your business does
You may be asked to provide - 
  • Proof of ID for the named profile holder
  • Proof of business address (if your operating address is different from your registered address - for example, if your business is created through the Estonian E-residency program but you operate in UK)
*If the shareholder is another company, we also need the following information about the owners of that company: full name, date of birth, country of residence.

Limited by Guarantee
  • A business registration number or a VAT number (as an alternative. For Australian businesses we will need ACN, ABN or ARBN) 
  • Copy of the registration document (with the exception of companies in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Jersey, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.)
  • Details of all directors of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence*
  • Details of all owners/controllers of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence*
  • Details of your company's website and a short description of what your business does
You may be asked to provide - 
  • Proof of ID for the named profile holder
  • Proof of business address (if your operating address is different from your registered address - for example, if your business is created through the Estonian E-residency program but you operate in UK)
*If the owner/controller is another company, we also need the following information about the owners of that  company: full name, date of birth, country of residence. 

Partnership
  • If your Partnership is registered, we'll ask for your company registration document
  • If your Partnership is not registered, we'll ask you to provide us with the document that shows the agreement between partners when the company was established
  • Details of the managing partners/directors of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence*
  • Details of the non-managing/limited partners of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence*
  • Details of your company's website and a short description of what your business does
You may be asked to provide - 
  • Proof of ID for the named profile holder
  • Proof of ID for managing partners
  • Proof of business address (if your operating address is different from your registered address - for example, if your business is created through the Estonian E-residency program but you operate in UK)
*If a partner is another company, we also need the following information about the owners/controllers of that company: full name, date of birth, country of residence.

Trust 
  • Proof of ID for the named profile holder
  • Full name of the Trust 
  • Nature, purpose and object of the trust (e.g. discretionary, testamentary, bare)
  • Copy of the Trust deed 
  • Country of establishment
  • Full names of all trustees and ultimate beneficiary owners
  • Name and address of the protector or controller (if any)
  • Details of the Trust website and a short description of what the Trust does
You may be asked to provide - 
  • Proof of business address (if your operating address is different from your registered address - for example, if your business is created through the Estonian E-residency program but you operate in UK)
Where the nature of the trust is a simple bare or family trust (e.g. set up for inheritance tax planning purposes) the listed verification information is sufficient.  If the nature of the trust is more complex or if it is established or has activities/connections overseas then additional verification, such as establishing the identity of the settlor and the source of funds, may be required.

Please note we can only support trusts from Canada, EEA (European Economic Area), Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, the US, and the UK.

Charity 
  • Proof of ID for the named profile holder
  • Full name of the Charity and the Registration Number
  • Nature and purpose of the charity
  • Copy of the Charity registration document
  • Country of establishment
  • Full names of all controllers and board members of the Charity
  • Details of the Charity website and a short description of what activities it does
You may be asked to provide - 
  • Proof of business address (if your operating address is different from your registered address - for example, if your business is created through the Estonian E-residency program but you operate in UK)
Please note we can only support charities from Canada, EEA (European Economic Area), Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK.

Sole Trader / Freelancer
  • Proof of ID for the named profile holder
  • Proof of Address for the named profile holder
  • Details of your company's website and a short description of what your business does
You may be asked to provide - 
  • Proof of business address (if your operating address is different from your registered address - for example, if your business is created through the Estonian E-residency program but you operate in UK)
Other
  • A business registration number or a VAT number (as an alternative. For Australian businesses we will need ACN, ABN or ARBN. ) 
  • Copy of the registration document
  • Details of all who have controlling stakes in the organisation: full name, date of birth, country of residence*
  • Details of your company's website and a short description of what your business does
You may be asked to provide - 
  • Proof of business address (if your operating address is different from your registered address - for example, if your business is created through the Estonian E-residency program but you operate in UK)
*If another company is controlling stakes, we also need the following information about the owners of that company: full name, date of birth, country of residence.

Shareholder and Controller information

For all businesses outside of the US, we need to identify shareholders who own more than 25% of the business. 

To do this we need the following information:
  • Shareholder's name
  • Shareholder's date of birth
  • Shareholder's country of residence
If there are no shareholders who own more than 25%, we need the details for any individual who exercises control over the management of the company 

*If the owner/controller is another company, we also need the following information about the owners of that company: full name, date of birth, country of residence.
 

All business related documents can be uploaded here.

In the majority of cases, business verification takes up to 2 working days.

Please note - in order to complete the business verification, both - personal and business profiles must be created and filled in. This can be done in your account settings

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