To access certain products, Meta may ask you to verify your business. This process helps us confirm that your account belongs to a legitimate business or organization.

Business verification helps ensure that:

  • Your business is a legal entity. You’ll need to have your business registered with the local authorities, and you’ll need an official phone number or mailing address for your business.
  • You’re an authorized representative of your business. You’ll need to be able to receive a verification code sent to the phone number or email address of your business, or you can use the domain verification process.

To complete the process, we may also ask you to take some additional steps, such as:

  • Identity verification: We’ll only ask you to verify your identity in certain scenarios, such as when we couldn’t initially verify your business. As an admin of your Business Manager account, you may be asked to upload a photo of your government ID. Learn more about what types of IDs Facebook accepts. If you don’t see the option to verify your identity, go through the steps to verify your business instead.
  • Submit additional information: We may also require you to upload additional documentation, such as a certificate of incorporation or a business license. See what types of official documents you can upload to verify your business.

Products that require business verification

Not all businesses need to go through business verification. You’ll only need to verify your business if you want to access certain products or features, such as:

  • Certain developer features: Business verification is only available for businesses with apps that have started or completed App Review for certain APIs. If you’re a developer for a business and your app has been approved for these APIs, you will receive an alert in your app dashboard inbox asking you to complete business verification. Learn more about App Review.
  • Meta Business Partners (MBPs): All program participants will need to have a verified business to participate in the program as a badged partner. They’ll also need to have a verified business when they apply, even if they already meet all the other program criteria. After acceptance, if a participant loses its status as a verified business, it may be removed from the program unless it’s able to address the issue in a timely manner.
  • Instant Games: All developers of Instant Games must also go through App Review and complete the business verification process. This ensures that only verified developers can distribute their games.
  • News Page index: Publishers interested in registering their Page for consideration in the news Page index must first verify their business. Learn more about news Page index.
  • WhatsApp Business API: When you create a WhatsApp Business account, you may need to verify your business. Learn how to create a WhatsApp Business account.
  • Page Transparency: To show who has claimed responsibility for your Page, you’ll need to verify your business first. If your business has a large US audience or runs ads about social issues, elections or politics in the US, we will require you to go through this extra step of verification. Learn more about the Page Transparency section on Facebook Pages in Page Settings. Note that you may not see this section unless your business has a large US audience, or it runs ads about social issues, elections or politics in the US.

    Once your verified organization has claimed responsibility for your Page, you can choose to show this status on your Page or hide it. If you choose to show who’s responsible for your Page, you’ll see it on the Pages Transparency section. This enables your Page to show up higher in Facebook search results, promotes trust with your business and helps us protect your Page from impersonators.

  • Agencies based in China: If you want to access accounts shared to your Business Manager, you need to complete Business Verification. Learn more about Business Verification for China Agencies.

Note: Business verification is different from the verified badge, personal identity confirmation and the verified badge on Instagram. You won’t receive a verified badge for business verification.

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