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What you'll need
Be at least 18 years old (we’ll ask for proof)
A government-issued photo ID (we don’t accept passport cards)
A computer or smartphone connected to the internet
A phone number connected to your smartphone (we'll send SMS text messages)
The latest version of your browser (we recommend Chrome), or the latest Coinbase App version. If you’re using the Coinbase app, make sure your phone’s operating system is up-to-date.
Coinbase doesn’t charge a fee to create or maintain your Coinbase account. Learn about pricing and fees.
1. Create your account
Note: We don’t recommend accessing Coinbase through a browser on your mobile device.
Select Get started or, to use your Google account to sign-in, select the Google option under continue with and follow the prompts.
Provide the following information if requested. Important: Enter accurate, up-to-date information to avoid any issues.
Legal full name (we’ll ask for proof)
Email address (use one that you have access to)
Password (memorize your password)
Your State (we’ll ask for proof)
Check the box and click Create account (computer) or tap SIGN UP (mobile) if you agree.
Coinbase may send you a verification email to your registered email address, if applicable.
2. Verify your email
Select Verify Email Address in the email you received from Coinbase.com. This email will be from email@example.com.
Clicking the link in the email will take you back to Coinbase.com.
Sign back in using the email and password you recently entered to complete the email verification process.
3. Verify your phone number
Sign in to Coinbase. You’ll be prompted to add a phone number.
Select your country.
Enter the mobile number.
Click Send Code (computer) or tap Continue (mobile).
Enter the seven-digit code Coinbase texted to your phone number on file.
Click Submit or tap Continue.
If you did not receive the code, select Resend-SMS.
4. Add your personal information
Enter the information shown on your valid government-issued photo ID—you’ll need to submit a photo of this ID later.
Date of Birth
You’ll also need to answer the following questions:
What do you use Coinbase for?
What is your source of funds?
Last 4 digits of SSN
Select Continue to finish the process.
5. Verify your identity
Sign in to your Coinbase account.
Complete ID verification:
Recommended: Set up a 2-step verification app (TOTP) to help protect against unauthorized account access.
6. Link a payment method
Choose your country below to learn which payment methods are available in your country.