How do I become an Uphold verified member?

In order to become a verified member of our platform and have access to the full range of Uphold services, you will need to complete the verification process. This process involves providing us with certain information as part of our global compliance efforts, which ensure the security of our network and protect our members against fraud.

To become a verified member:

  1. Head to and click "start"
  2. Input your current residential address
  3. Upload one of the following valid government-issued IDs (you have the option to upload a file or to use your computer's camera to scan the document):
    • Passport
    • National ID Card
    • Driver's License
  4. Submit a clear photo of your face
  5. Provide your Social Security Number (U.S. residents only)

Verification is typically complete within minutes and, once confirmed, you gain immediate access to our membership benefits.

Please note: it may take up to 4 business days to verify People’s Republic of China Passports and National IDs.

Pro tip: No need to scan your documentation - simply take a photo with your phone or laptop and upload the image file!  We may request additional information from time to time.

Not sure if you're already a verified member? When you're on your dashboard, you'll see a green check mark next to your profile in the upper right-hand corner if you are. 

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