Can I use shopify payments without SSN but have an LLC instead?

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Hello Guys,

As exactly per the subject title, I currently need a payment proccesor, and was wandering if I Can use shopify payments without SSN but having an LLC in the US. can this work, and if yes, what should I do about the SSN- section in the shopify payments application?

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Hi, @Elabnoudy

 

I’m Helen from Shopify Support. Thanks for reaching out about this.

 

A SSN is required for USA Shopify Payments accounts, as per the Terms of Service: Section B-3. Therefore, I’m afraid there isn’t any way to by-pass that requirement when creating your Shopify Payments account from your admin.

 

However, if you personally are not located in the USA, but your business has an operational presence there, there’s a possibility that you may still be eligible to use Shopify Payments! 

 

If this is the case, please let me know, and I would be happy to work with you on this in order to have your eligibility reviewed.

 

For further reference, in the event that you are not eligible to use Shopify Payments, please find an extensive list here per region of all payment providers that integrate with Shopify.

 

Helen | Social Care @ Shopify
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Hi Helen,

Thank you for reaching out, yes am not a US-citizen (Green-card holder)
aka: Don't have a SSN, but I am from another country but my business is
located in the US, I have an LLC in the United States with all the paper
work and tax related documents, I do have EIN number and everything is
fine, so if you can help me to use shopify payments that would be really
great solution, as am currently really confused about these payments
Gateways and I prefer to use Shopify payments
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Hi @Helen 

Thank you for reaching out, yes am not a US-citizen (Green-card holder)
aka: Don't have a SSN, but I am from another country but my business is
located in the US, I have an LLC in the United States with all the paper
work and tax related documents, I do have EIN number and everything is
fine, so if you can help me to use shopify payments that would be really
great solution, as am currently really confused about these payments
Gateways and I prefer to use Shopify payments

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Thank you for the follow-up and additional information, @Elabnoudy.

 

I’m happy to submit your request to use Shopify Payments in for a review for eligibility. Please keep an eye out for an email I am sending you in order to move forward with this. 

 

All the best,

Helen | Social Care @ Shopify
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Thank you @Helen looking forward to it ASAP :)

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