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Verify your US Business

U.S. Business verification requirements are different for each company type. Please see the sections below, and then upload your documents.

We will always require an ID document from the named profile holder in addition to the supporting business documents.


All business documents need to be stamped and/or signed by a government body in order for us to accept and verify them. 

Please note we cannot accept any money from Trusts based in the USA. 

Required Profile Holder Information

Every business profile with TransferWise requires a named profile holder. They should be either a director or shareholder of the named business. If it is not a director or shareholder then we will need a permission letter from a director or shareholder of the business letting us know that the profile holder is authorised to make transfers on behalf of the business. 

For the named profile holder we will need a copy of a photo ID to verify their personal identity along with the business documents.

The details we require are:
  • Full Name 
  • Date of Birth
  • Physical Residence Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-Mail Address
Required Company Information (All Company Types)

All U.S. business types named below, who are registered with TransferWise must provide the following details:
  • Legal Name of Entity
  • Description of Business Activities
  • Primary place of business and U.S. street address*
  • Employer/Taxpayer Identification Number (EIN)
  • List of shareholders who own 25% or more of the business, including full name, country of residence, date of birth and exact % of shares they own**
  • Details of your company's website and a short description of what your business does

*Unfortunately, we cannot accept PO Box Addresses
**If any shareholder who owns 25% or more of the business is another business then we also need the following information about the owners of that business: full name, date of birth, country of residence.


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Limited Liability Company (LLC)

We require copies of the following documents from LLCs registered with TransferWise:
  • Certified copy of Articles of Organization
  • OR Certified copy of Certificate of Formation
  • AND Filing Receipt, if above document is not certified (i.e. it doesn't carry a stamp as filed by the state's official body, such as Secretary of State)
  • If you are a single member LLC and do not have an EIN, please enter 000000.
  • Details of all directors and owners of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence
 

 

Corporation

We require copies of the following documents from corporations registered with TransferWise:
  • Certified Articles of Incorporation filed with Secretary of State
  • OR Certificate of Incorporation filed with Secretary of State
  • Details of all directors of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence
 

 

Not for Profit Corporation

We require copies of the following documents from Not for Profit Corporations registered with TransferWise:
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • IF tax exempt - 501 (c)3 Status (Issued by the State)
  • Full name, DOB and country of residence of the stakeholders of the company
  • Full name, DOB and country of residence of director(s) of the company
 

 

Limited Partnership (LP)

We require copies of the following documents from LPs registered with TransferWise:
  • Certified copy of Articles of Organization
  • OR Certified copy of Certificate of Formation
  • AND Filing Receipt, if above document is not certified (i.e. it doesn't carry a stamp as filed by the state's official body, such as Secretary of State)
  • Details of the managing partner of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence
 

 

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

We require copies of the following documents from LLPs registered with TransferWise:
  • Certified copy of Articles of Organization showing business name and names of partners
  • OR Certified copy of Certificate of Formation showing business name and names of partners
  • AND Filing Receipt, if above document is not certified (i.e. it doesn't carry a stamp as filed by the state's official body, such as Secretary of State)
  • Details of the managing partner of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence
 

 

General Partnership

We require copies of the following documents from General Partnerships registered with TransferWise:
  • General Partnership Agreement - which identifies the partners and their authority
  • AND Filing Receipt, if above document is not certified (i.e. it doesn't carry a stamp as filed by the state's official body, such as Secretary of State)
  • Details of the managing partner of the company: full name, date of birth, country of residence
 

 

Sole Proprietorship

We require copies of the following documents from sole proprietorships registered with TransferWise:
  • ID proof for the named profile holder
  • Address proof for the named profile holder
  • Business Licence
  • OR Valid business registration document
  • AND Filing Receipt, if above document is not certified (i.e. it doesn't carry a stamp as filed by the state's official body, such as Secretary of State)
  • If you do not have an EIN please enter 111111111.
 


Shareholder Information

For businesses based in the USA, we need to identify shareholders who own 25% or more of the business. 

To do this we need the following information:
  • Shareholder's name
  • Shareholder's date of birth
  • Shareholder's country of residence


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