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

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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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Hello, Future Viewers!

To apply for Shopify Payments US when you are not based in the United States, but your company is operating out of the United States, then you will need all of the required documents below: 

  • Government-issued photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc. - non-US ID may be accepted)
  • An SSN will be required 
  • 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 the required documents, then it would be best to reach out to our support as the forums community is not a regularly monitored area. For a quicker response, resolution, and better user experience, you'll want to reach out to us via phone, chat, or email. Due to this, I will be closing this forum for all future replies. 

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