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

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kiraikra
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Hello to everyone! 

I am NOT a US resident, but I obtained LLC in Delaware and I have EIN as well. I enable Shopify Payments and the funds deposits to my US bank account successfully. But I don't have a SSN as I am non-resident of US. Shopify still asks me to provide one, I see the notification that I am not verified on my dashboard. What should I do then? I am afraid to be restricted from using the payment system some day and need to know now how to prevent it?

Hope to get any information!

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eykash
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Hello, Peter.

 

I have foreign owned LLC with all documets  you mentioned necessary for using SHopify payments. Could you please send me email where I should send all these documents

Trevor
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@eykash 

 

I have sent you an email titled "Shopify Forum Support." Please reply to the email with the requested information so I can escalate your request. 


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jagudelo
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Hi Peter @Trevor 

A few weeks ago we didn´t have a utility bill but now we have it. 

Can I contact you via email so we can provide the documentation and re-enable Shopify payments on our Shopify plus account?

This is our store: https://maaji-co.myshopify.com/ 

Thanks for your support.

Regards,

 

 

Trevor
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@jagudelo 

 

Sure thing! Happy to take a look. I've sent you an email. 


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safecupusa
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Hey Peter, 

 

I fit in your description perfectly. I need to activate Shopify payments, because I already got stripe verified and then found out Shopify doesn't accept Stripe in the USA! 

 

How can I apply for Shopify payments verification, Using EIN, bank account and proof the goods are delivered from the USA only, but I am situated abroad? 

Trevor
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@safecupusa 

 

You will need to verify that you have all of the documents listed below: 

 

  • Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc. - non-US ID may be accepted)
  • A Tax ID in the United States:
    1. EIN if you are LLC/Corp
    2. SSN if you are Sole Proprietor
  • Business registration document (Registered in the US with the government)
  • Proof that the business is operating from the US. This can include tracking showing you are shipping from the US or proof of a physical US address (not a forwarding address).
  • 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 these documents, let me know!


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eykash
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Dear Peter,

 

Would business licence be accepted as proof of address?

Trevor
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@eykash 

 

A business licence would not be accepted as proof of address as it does not sufficiently prove that the business is operating out of the United States. We would require a secondary piece for proof of address. 


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shelikes
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What's the best way to submit this information, as I too received this information only a few days ago. I the owner, am not residing in the US but all business opeartions functions in the US.

Trevor
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@shelikes 

 

Can you confirm that you have all the required documents outlined in my previous post? If yes, then I can verify the account to send your request up for review. 


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