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What is Verified ID?
We created the Verified ID process to build trust in our community and give you more information when you're deciding who to host or stay with on Airbnb.
How Verified ID works
Verified ID works by connecting your Airbnb profile with other information about you. As part of Verified ID, you might be asked to:
- Take a photo or upload an image of your government-issued ID, such as your driver's license or passport. Depending on where you live, you may have the option of answering a few questions about yourself instead.
- Connect another online profile to your Airbnb account, such as a Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn account.
- Upload an Airbnb profile photo and provide a phone number and email address.
When you'll need to complete it
Under certain circumstances, you might be required to complete Verified ID. For example, hosts can require their guests to complete it.
Private and encrypted
We won't share the government ID or personal details you provide during Verified ID with your host or guest—only that you’ve successfully completed the process. And we’ll never post to your Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, or other connected accounts without your permission.
Start at airbnb.com/verify
First, make sure you have the latest version of your Internet browser installed. Then, visit airbnb.com/verify to get started.
If your host requires you to complete Verified ID, you'll be directed to complete the process right after you send your reservation request. You'll have 12 hours to complete it. If you need to come back later, go to airbnb.com/verify when you're ready and resume the process.
Get the Verified ID badge
When you've completed Verified ID, you'll earn a badge on your profile. Many hosts and guests look for this badge when deciding whether to host or stay with someone:
Hosts and guests alike tell us they find Verified ID useful when deciding who to interact with on Airbnb, but it's not an endorsement or guarantee of someone's identity.