Ways your ID info may be used
We want you to be confident that people on Airbnb are who they say they are. One way we do that is by checking for a government ID.
Sometimes, where permitted by applicable law, we may provide identification info from a government ID, such as a full name, address, and date of birth, to our service providers to run background checks against public records for criminal convictions and sex offender registrations. For now, these checks are limited to users in the USA and India.
While we believe these checks help us deter fraud and misuse of our services, they don’t guarantee that interactions with people who book through Airbnb will be safe or problem-free. Please carefully review our notice about the limitations of background and registered sex offender checks.
Also, where permitted by applicable law, we may provide certain identification info to banks and other financial institutions (which helps them enforce various tax, anti-money laundering, and sanctions laws), as well as to law enforcement agencies (who may be conducting investigations requiring Airbnb’s involvement).
Our goal is to work closely with these organizations and comply with our legal obligations, while also helping to ensure the respect, privacy, and security of everyone who uses Airbnb.
- GuestWhat happens when your ID is checkedIf a profile is marked “ID checked,” it means this person has successfully added a government ID. This helps us keep Airbnb secure.
- GuestHow we keep your ID secureWhen we receive information from your driver's license, passport, or national identity card, we store the number safely in an encrypted form…
- GuestID verification in ChinaTo reduce fraud, Airbnb provides a localized ID verification process, specially designed for Chinese Hosts and guests.