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Required information for KYC checks

Know the required KYC information based on the country.

Adyen requires information to perform verification checks for the following:

  • Organizations such as businesses, non-profit organizations, or public companies. For a list of possible values, see Organization types.

  • Individuals associated to the organization:
    • Ultimate beneficial owners: All individuals who directly or indirectly own 25% or more of the organization. This means that the number of ultimate beneficial owners can be between zero to four.
    • Control officers: At least one member of senior management staff responsible for managing the company.
    • Signatory: The officer or representative who signs up for the Adyen account and is authorised to commit to a binding agreement on behalf of the organization.

Required information based on country

Select the country or region from the dropdown below:

uiComponent-dropdownAndTabs
        {
    "dropdownOptions":[
        {
            "id":"EU",
            "displayName":"EU countries",
            "imageName":"",
            "tabs":[
                {
                    "displayName":"For organizations",
                    "sections":[
                        {
                            "displayName":"Organization",
                            "fields":[
                                "organization.type (See note 1)",
                                "organization.legalName",
                                "organization.doingBusinessAs",
                                "organization.registrationNumber"
                            ]
                        },
                        {
                            "displayName":"Organization address",
                            "fields":[
                                "organization.address.country",
                                "organization.address.stateOrProvince",
                                "organization.address.city",
                                "organization.address.postalCode",
                                "organization.address.street",
                                "organization.address.street2"
                            ]
                        },
                        {
                            "displayName":"Organization contact details",
                            "fields":[
                                "organization.email",
                                "organization.phone.type",
                                "organization.phone.countryCode",
                                "organization.phone.number"
                            ]
                        },
                        {
                            "displayName":"Individuals connected to the organization",
                            "comment":"The following information is required for the ultimate beneficial owners (UBO) with >25% ownership, control officers, and signatories.",
                            "fields": [
                                "individual.name.lastName",
                                "individual.name.firstName",
                                "",
                                "individual.identificationData.number (See note 2)",
                                "individual.birthData.dateOfBirth",
                                "",
                                "individual.address.country",
                                "individual.address.stateOrProvince",
                                "individual.address.city",
                                "individual.address.postalCode",
                                "individual.address.street",
                                "individual.address.street2",
                                "",
                                "individual.nationality (Required for signatories)",
                                "individual.email (Required for signatories)",
                                "individual.phone.type (Required for signatories)",
                                "individual.phone.countryCode (Required for signatories)",
                                "individual.phone.number (Required for signatories)"
                            ]
                        },
                        {
                            "displayName":"Entity association",
                            "comment":"The following information is required when linking individuals to the organization.",
                            "fields": [
                                "jobTitle (Required for signatories)"
                            ]
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        },
        {
            "id":"US",
            "displayName":"US - United States",
            "imageName":"us.png",
            "tabs":[
                {
                    "displayName":"For organizations",
                    "sections":[
                        {
                            "displayName":"Organization",
                            "fields":[
                                "organization.type (See note 1)",
                                "organization.legalName",
                                "organization.taxId"
                            ]
                        },
                        {
                            "displayName":"Organization address",
                            "fields":[
                                "organization.address.country",
                                "organization.address.stateOrProvince",
                                "organization.address.city",
                                "organization.address.postalCode",
                                "organization.address.street",
                                "organization.address.street2"
                            ]
                        },
                        {
                            "displayName":"Individuals connected to the organization",
                            "comment":"The following information is required for ultimate beneficial owners (UBO) with >25% ownership, or senior employees.",
                            "fields": [
                                "individual.name.lastName",
                                "individual.name.firstName",
                                "",
                                "individual.identificationData.number (full 9 digits of SSN)",
                                "individual.birthData.dateOfBirth",
                                "",
                                "individual.address.country",
                                "individual.address.stateOrProvince",
                                "individual.address.city",
                                "individual.address.postalCode",
                                "individual.address.street",
                                "individual.address.street2"
                            ]
                        },
                        {
                            "displayName":"Entity association",
                            "comment":"The following information is required when linking individuals to the organization.",
                            "fields": [
                                "jobTitle (Required for signatories)"
                            ]
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}
    

1 Refer to Organization types for a list of possible values.
2 Refer to Identification number types for a list of possible values.

Additional documents

Adyen attempts to verify the organization and the individuals based on the information that you provide. However, in some cases, the automatic verification might fail. This could be due to incorrect data or the data can't be verified. In these cases Adyen may ask you to provide additional documents.

Adyen will inform you about the type of document that you need to provide.

Supported photo IDs

Provide one of the following documents for photo identification. The table shows the supported photo ID documents and the data that must be provided for that document.

Document Data
Passport

Data page
(picture, MRZ, and details)

ID card
(government issued)

Front and back, each side in its own file.
Driver's license Front and back, each side in its own file.

The photo ID must be:

  • Non-expired
  • Must be in color
  • MRZ must be visible (if available).
  • Separate file for front and back of the ID document (only when providing an ID card or driver's license).

Supported organization check documents

Adyen uses the organization name and business registration number to automatically verify an organization. In these cases Adyen may ask you to provide a business registration document.

The business registration document must be:

  • Issued by a reliable, independent source (RIS) such as the local commercial register of the country where the business is registered in.
  • Issued within the last one year, or contains a signature and a state of affairs with the date not older than one year.

File requirements

When you upload a document, the file must meet the following requirements:

  • Allowed formats: JPEG, JPG, PNG, or PDF (max. 2 pages)
  • Minimum allowed size: 1 KB for PDF, 100 KB for other formats
  • Maximum allowed size: 4 MB

Reference

This section contains possible values that you can provide when creating and providing information for legal entities. To learn about how you can create legal entities, refer to Onboard and verify account holders.

Organization types

The following are some of the possible values that you can provide for the organization.type parameter when creating a legal entity for an organization.

Type Value
Private company privateCompany
Non-profit organization nonProfit
Public company - listed listedPublicCompany
Public company - unlisted unlistedPublicCompany
Association - incorporated associationIncorporated
Partnership - incorporated partnershipIncorporated
Governmental organization governmentalOrganization
Sole proprietorship soleProprietorship

Identification number types

The following are some of the possible values that you can provide for the individual.identificationData.type parameter when creating a legal entity for an individual.

Type Value
Social Security Number (US) ssn
Passport passport
ID card idCard
Driver's licence drivingLicence
Visa visa

Document upload types

The following are some of the possible values that you can provide for the type parameter when uploading an additional document.

The types of documents that you can upload depend on the legal entity type.

For individuals

Type Value
Passport passport
Identity card identityCard
Driver's license drivingLicense
Residency card or document proofOfResidency
National identification card or document proofOfNationalIdNumber

For organizations

Type Value
Registration document registrationDocument
Tax document taxDocument
Proof of address proofOfAddress

See also