Identity Verification

In an effort to improve security for developers and customers, verification of your identity and/or your organization’s identity is required when you enroll in the Apple Developer Program or Apple Developer Enterprise Program. It’s also required for various other processes, such as Account Holder transfer.


Verification of your legal identity is currently required in order to enroll in Apple’s Developer programs. You’ll need to provide your legal name, phone number, and address. Do not enter an alias, nickname, or company name as your first or last name, as entering your legal name incorrectly will cause a delay in the enrollment process. P.O. boxes are not accepted. In some cases, you may be asked for your government identification number or an image of your photo ID. Additional or alternative documentation may be required.

Developers around the world can enroll and/or verify their identity using the Apple Developer app on iPhone or iPad. Identity verification is required for Account Holders based in China mainland and developers based in certain regions who want to accept a transfer of the Account Holder role. To verify using a method other than the Apple Developer app, contact support.


Our identity verification process for organizations enrolling in the Apple Developer Program includes several components, including but not limited to a D‑U‑N‑S Number and binding authority check. You'll be asked for the D‑U‑N‑S Number associated with your legal entity and, if you're not the owner/founder, you must provide a reference who can confirm that you have the legal authority to enroll the organization and to bind it to legal agreements.

The Apple Developer Enterprise Program requires separate identity verification. To enroll, you’ll need to set up a new Apple ID that is not associated with an Apple Developer Program membership.

You may be asked for business documents that are notarized to certify that the copy you intend to provide to Apple is a true copy of your original document. Depending on your region, notarization may be done by a municipal office, solicitor, notary public, or other method.


Apple is committed to the privacy and security of your information. We work hard to collect only the data we need to enable developers to be successful on Apple platforms and to provide a safe experience for users.

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