In my 4 years journey with AdSense, I never had any such issues with AdSense check. At times, delivery of AdSense check was delayed, but never had to put a request for reissue of the check. Recently, I had to request for check reissue, and it was not because of delivery of the check, but due to small error in the check itself. For some reason, AdSense also added first line of my address along with my name in the Payee filed, and according to new policies for check in India, my bank rejected this check. I tried convincing bank, that it’s a legit check, but they were also bound with the norms and rules of RBI. Anyways, so all I could do is place a request for reissuing my check, and this guide is for all such people, who happened to face this issue. For the record, this request is for an Indian AdSense publisher, and for already delivered AdSense check.
Guide to request for AdSense check reissue
Before you request for re-issue of your check, make sure it’s not the problem with local courier. If you are in countries like India, where AdSense relies on courier companies for delivery of the check, sometime it takes up to 10-15 days extra, for delivery of the check. A good idea is to call your courier office, and check with them about the status of your check. It’s worth waiting, as re-issue of check, will restart the process, and you need to wait for a month, to get the check. Do remember, AdSense policies requires you to wait for minimum 60 days, before you request for re-issue of a misplaced or undelivered check.
To get started, go to this page, and select yes for the option “Have you received the check that you’d like to have reissued?”
And you will be asked to fill out this form, which is simple and straight forward. In my case, I selected the option which says “Incorrect Payee name”, and you can select according to your issue. To get all the details, you need to login to your AdSense account, click on Payment tab, and get all the details. Here is the direct link to payment tab.
Once you have filled all the fields, click on submit, and your application for reissue of check will be submitted. Now, wait for Email from AdSense, which will confirm you about the stop payment, and how you will be re-issued the payment. This is what I received from AdSense team:
“Thanks for your request. We’ve started the reissue process for your payment and placed a stop payment on your check number 072336539. If you happen to receive the original check, please do not deposit it, as your bank may charge fees for depositing a stopped check.
Within about 15 days, your earnings will be credited back into your account and you’ll see a ‘Check stopped – earnings credited back’ line appear on your Payments page. If this line appears before the 15th of the month, your earnings will be included in that month’s payment cycle. If it appears after the 15th, your earnings will be included in next month’s payment cycle.”
The process is simple, and anytime you face issues with AdSense payment, you know what to do. Ensure, that you read AdSense TOS, before you put request for reissue of AdSense check. Do let me know, in what condition, you had to put a request for re-issue?