Why does PayPal require my identification documents?

We strive to provide our customers with a safer payment environment. As a security measure to prevent identity theft, money laundering, and the financing of terrorism, it’s part of our responsibility to confirm our customers’ identity through documentation collection.

How do I submit the required documents?
Please go to your Account Summary and click Notifications at the top right corner of the page, then follow the instructions on the screen to upload your documents.
Learn more about the requirements for proof of address.

When can I get the result?
It takes 2-3 business days for PayPal to confirm your identity after you submit your documents. After we receive your documents and can confirm your identity, we'll send you an email notification and you’ll be able to receive domestic payments.