How can I run shopify without a SSN?

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I created an account with Shopify a while ago but now I want to focus and start my e-commerce. The problem is that I don't have a SSN and I am trying to open in Brazil. Is there any way I could do this?

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Hey, @antoniooh!


Ava here from Shopify :)


If you are based in Brazil, you should not need an SSN to start a Shopify store.  The last 4 digits of an SSN are usually only required from merchants based in the United States, and even then are needed to verify their Shopify Payments account. So if you are based in Brazil, you should not need to provide this! Have you set your location under Settings > General in the admin section to Brazil? Or are you trying to use Shopify Payments as a payment gateway so you have set the United States as your location? 


It is best to use a payment gateway that is available in your location, for Brazil you can see the full list here.


Let me know what you think!


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