Shopify Payments for non-US resident, don't have SSN but have LLC

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Hi There


I m a Panama Resident with a LLC in the United State (is a Disregarded Entity ) that means that I dont have a SSN number but my company have a EIN number .


I have read that exist exceptions to this rule, i can provide the next documents : 


- My passport 

- IRS Letter with my EIN

- USA Bank Account

- Tracking number of my products (are fulfilled locally in the US to my clients)

Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hi, @DigitalNomadSG

If you are operating a business that you can prove operates from the United States, then we may be able to provide Shopify Payments for your store. In order to request Shopify Payments, you would need: 

  1. Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc. - non-US ID may be accepted)
  2. A Tax ID in the United States:
    1. EIN if you are an LLC/Corp
    2. SSN if you are a Sole Proprietor
  3. Business registration document (Registered in the US with the government)
  4. Proof that the business is actually operating from the US. This can include tracking showing they are shipping from the US or proof of a physical US address (not a forwarding address)
  5. A USD checking account opened with a real US banking institution, located on US soil. Virtual banks and currency services will not work for this, it has to be a real US bank

If you have all of the required documents, then I'd be happy to send your request up for further review. However; it is important to note that we can not guarantee you'll be approved to use Shopify Payments, even if you are able to provide the required documents. 

Let me know!

Peter | Social Care @ Shopify 
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