What type of photo ID can I provide?

As a regulated financial services company, Coinbase is required to identify users on our platform. Coinbase can only accept the following documents:

Accepted identity documents


  • State-issued IDs such as a Driver License or Identification Card

Outside of US

  • Government-issued photo ID
  • National Identity Card
  • Passport

Identity Documents we CANNOT accept

  • US Passports
  • US Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • School IDs
  • Medical IDs
  • Temporary (paper) IDs
  • Residence Permit
  • Public Services Card
  • Military IDs

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