AdSense Address Verification With AdSense Pin Or Alternate Methods

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Are you struggling with the delivery of AdSense Pin? Unable to verify your AdSense account & receive your first $100 from AdSense? You are not alone, as AdSense users from many countries are facing the similar situation due to mailing issues.

If you are unsure of what I’m talking about, here it goes: AdSense sends you a Pin once you have earned your first $10 in your AdSense account. This AdSense pin is unique for every AdSense account & they send it via courier to the Address that you have mentioned while creating an AdSense account. Usually, AdSense sends your PIN by standard mail after few days of reaching the verification threshold.

PIN verification is mandatory for Address Verification of your AdSense account.  Here is the address verification threshold for various countries:

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AdSense Address verification threshold

You’ll have four months from the date your first PIN is generated to enter it in your account. If you haven’t entered it after four months, AdSense will stop showing ads on your pages. Important things to know:

  • You have to wait for a week after your account balance reached verification threshold for a PIN to be generated and mailed to you.
  • PINs often take up to 4 weeks to reach you by mail, though it may take longer depending on your location.
  • If you’ve not received your PIN after four weeks, you’ll need to request a new one. To find the date when you will be able to request a new PIN, log in to your account and view the Account Settings page under the Home tab.

How to request a new AdSense pin:

  • Login to your AdSense account
  • Click on Gear icon at the top right & select settings.
  • In the left sidebar click on account information

Google AdSense account information
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  • Click the Verify Address link
  • Request for new AdSense pin at the bottom of the page

Do remember: All the sent pins are duplicate of the first pin sent out to you. So even if you have received the first pin after requesting a new one, you can use it to verify your address.

Usually, due to location (Especially if you are residing in the remote part of your country), you may not receive AdSense pin even after reapplying for AdSense pin.  I have heard reports of many such incidents myself, and that is when I started looking for alternative methods of AdSense address verification.

According to AdSense Help, there are at max 3 attempts a user gets to receive AdSense verification PIN. If you’ve requested your maximum of 3 PINs and haven’t received any of them within four weeks of your last PIN request, Then you have the option to verify your account by uploading a Government approved ID card.

In the case of Indian users, you can use your Aadhar Card or passport. Do remember, the ID card that you would be using needs to have your address mentioned which should be the same as what you have mentioned when applying for AdSense account.

In the case of other countries, you can upload scanned copies of your government-approved documents. You can also use Bank statement, Telephone bill for the same. If you have a passport, use it to get pass AdSense pin woes.

Verify AdSense Account Address using Aadhar Card or International Passport

As I mentioned above, you can verify using any document & a couple of days back one of ShoutMeLoud reader verified his account with Aadhar card.

Aadhaar is a 12 digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India. This number will serve as a proof of identity and address, anywhere in India. Here is how the Aadhar card looks like:

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If you still don’t have it then I suggest you get it made as it an excellent initiative by the Indian Government to centralize identification procedures, follow the guidelines here to get one for yourself.

Aadhar card can be used for verification at banks, hotels, embassies and now Google AdSense!  If you have an international passport, you can use that instead to verify AdSense pin.

Simple steps to verify AdSense account using Aadhar Card or other allowed document

Before beginning, have a scanned copy of your Aadhar Card ready. Make sure that the quality of the scanned image is top-notch.

You can use free mobile apps like Scannable to do the same with ease. Save this scanned file in the form of a PDF document!

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Now, follow these steps:

  1. Go to your AdSense account. Log into the dashboard.
  2. Go to the section of ID verification
  3. Fill out the form, giving all the authentic details.
  4. Keep your publisher ID handy as you will need to fill that in.
  5. You will find an option below to verify your account through documentation instead of the PIN
  6. Click on the upload document and then upload the PDF file.
  7. Click the submit button

After this, you need only wait for the AdSense team to reply. It can take up to 30 minutes. Your account will be verified, and then you will have complete access to your earnings & once you have reached the payment threshold, you will be paid.

I understand that waiting for the AdSense pin is a painful period as when you see your first few dollars in the account, you start believing in the online money & you can’t wait to have it.

All I can say here is be patient & in a few months your account will be verified either by AdSense pin or alternate methods that I have shared above.

Feel free to share your experience with AdSense address verification.

Do share this guide with newbie bloggers & AdSense users to let them know about the whole process. Do check out our Make money online category to learn more tips on earning from your blog.

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A Blogger, Author and a speaker! Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and FinTech space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud, and a Speaker at ASW, Hero Mindmine, Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. Also, an award-winning blogger.

84 thoughts on “AdSense Address Verification With AdSense Pin Or Alternate Methods”

  1. pavan

    HI harsh thanks for the info

    could you please clear me this doubt i attempted 2 times pin request trying to request for the third time but before that in my adsense account recently it showing like this (You have less than one month to verify your PIN, otherwise your ad units will stop displaying ads.meaning they will stop displaying ads till we verify our address or they will block our account.because in my account i am having 400$ right now.i am in little bit tension.Do you have any answer for this?

    Thank you

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Pavan
      It meant they will stop showing ads & you won’t lose on the revenue. Though I would suggest verify your account using alternate method as suggested in the article. $400 is a decent amount & you don’t want to risk it in any ways.

  2. Jitendra

    Can I attach Two address proof one Bank Statement and another AADHAR CARD ?

    Thanks You

  3. Nadeem

    I have a concern regarding adsense payment. I reached 150$ in November 2015. So, now i am able to get payment by Google adsense. But, my account still want a address verification code (PIN number) and i am not getting any PIN by Google. I submitted my account number for Wire Transfer. My question is Should i get the payment via wire transfer in this month without address verification? or PIN?

    I already send 3 time request for a PIN. Yesterday i am sending my last PIN request. Now i can see the option “If you don’t receive your PIN within 4 weeks of this date, please complete this form and attach a digital image of a government issued ID card, bank statement, or telephone bill displaying your payee name and mailing address as it appears in your account. Please note that we’re only able to accept information printed in one of our supported languages.”

    So can i fill this form or still waiting for 4 weeks?

    Waiting for reply…….

  4. Christina Lynn

    Great tips Harsh, I’ve suffered from the same problem, but the solution doesn’t meet after search many the blogs, and finally get your site or get the result, thanks for a solved problem of mine and enjoyed to read!

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Christina
      Happy to help πŸ™‚

      1. Jackson Slater

        Hey i have 268 $ in my account and got my test deposit number but when i try to verify it ( it says google must do it since i already tried 15 times and also says my tax info hasn’t been accepted but says pending and says my payment is more than my choosen form of payment can accept in my country. now what

  5. Sanghamitra Chowdhury

    Thanks a lot for this article. I am planning to apply for Adsense within a month and I really needed something like this to know the crucial points about Google Adsense and how to operate it properly.

  6. Salek Ahmed

    I just applied for the first PIN. I don’t know whether I get this PIN or not because I live in a rural area. Thanks to share the alternative process of verification.

  7. Pershant Kumar

    I read your full blog after that i aso have some question regarding the adsense account so plz reply as quick as possible.

    1) I don’t have aadhar card so can i upload the bank account detail or bank statement.

    2) After that how many days googel send my account verification pin

  8. Vivek Chaudhary

    Hi Harsh! First of all thanks for writing such a great tutorial. Adsense PIN verification is a very big problem now. I even wonder why google use it if EFT payment are available now. I am also facing problem with my verification process. Here is my story –

    Although I haven’t applied for adsense till now because I am not 18+ ( but will be in 17 Jan 2016 ). I don’t want to abuse adsense policies so I am waiting for my birthday date and then planning to apply for it. I live in rural area near meerut city. As you told that PIN verification is not available for rural areas. So what can I do?

    I also have my relative home in hyderabad. I heard that it is good to add that address. But later I wonder that if PIN doesn’t come then how can I verify with alternative method as I don’t have aadhar card in name of that hyderabad address.

    I am planning to apply first two PIN on hyderabad address and last one with my rural address. So that If I can’t get it on hyderabad address then I can apply with alternative methods Is it would be better to do so by changing address? Or if you have any other alternative solution. Please reply to my queries.

    Regards, Vivek

  9. Utsav Singh

    Thank you so much for the Article. Now i am thinking to monetize my site and apply for the ad sense. I will keep these things in mind.

  10. Benjamin Carter-Riley

    Thanks for the heads up Harsh!

    If I ever run into problems with Google Adsense, then this article will help me in that area (I plan on using adsense at some point so this post is useful to me)

    Thank you for creating such great posts for people to read Harsh, I’m loving it! πŸ™‚

  11. Jitendra Panwar

    Thank You Sir for your kind help to write on this topic. Currently I am facing the same problem. Now I’ll use it and hope my problem will be resolved.

    Thanks

  12. MMairaj

    Hi Harsh,

    Thanks for consistently sharing spectacular content which help us a lot and other bloggers as well to go through. In this post you have shared with us lucid info which is very easy to understand that who to deal with adsense verification pin.

    Keep sharing πŸ™‚

    Regards

    Mairaj

  13. Rocking Aryan

    Hello Harsh Sir,
    Very informative article. I was not knowing that we can complete the address verification using Adhaar or passport. If this already started, this would be one of the best motivation for many guys there looking to start with Adsense and had issues with their address.
    Thanks for the awesome article.

  14. MINHAJ UDDIN

    Hello Harsh,

    That’s very informative post of verifying Adsense Pin or by using alternate method! I also notice so many newbie blogger face this common problem and i too helped a lot to solve such problem past. I think this post will be work for them like as guide.

    Anyway, thanks a lot for sharing an useful post with us.

    Keep it up!

  15. Varun

    Hi Harsh, I want to say thanks to you for share such awesome guides with us. i am a newbie blogger, i always read all guides from you blog. I personally like your blog, your way to post & theme etc. I have generated adsense pin 2 times, then they sent me Pin verification. i want to say to all other new bloggers, that please wait for at least 20 days after generate your Pin.
    Regards
    Varun Kumar

  16. Amit Rockz

    HI Harsh,

    Very useful article. I was not knowing that we can complete the address verification using Adhaar or passport. If this already started, this would be one of the best motivation for many guys there looking to start with Adsense and had issues with their address.

  17. Harshita Verma

    Hey Harsh thank you so much for the reply. I will go through this Ad-sense guide soon and yes I have my paypal account already. But Viglink didn’t asked for my Paypal id either that’s why I was thinking how will they do the transaction.

  18. Vishwajeet Kumar

    Hi, Harsh, I am already requested two replacement PINS and haven’t received any of them. But After reading this article I am sure that I can verify my account with my Aadhaar card. Thanks for the tip.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Vishwajeet
      Happy to help πŸ™‚

    2. Dhruv Sharma

      I also faced the same problem in past because of the letter delivery system in my area. But thanks to my office address, I got the pin at right time. But this method is very effective. Thanks to Harsh for sharing.

      1. shyam

        Hi..can I provide office address for pin verification.

        1. Harsh Agrawal

          @Shyam
          yes, you can!

          1. shyam

            Hi, Harsha. Thank you v.much for speed reply I did’t expect. now I am happy. I have verified PIN with my office address. tnku.

  19. VINAYAK BIJALWAN

    Thanks alot harsh for sharing this useful information about adsense verification pin, whenever I create my adsense account I will surely remember all these points, thanks again.

    1. Harsh Agrawal

      @Vinayak
      What are you waiting for?? Apply for AdSense account. Most of the bloggers who enjoyed the making money online, started with AdSense. The smell of first $ is irresistible. πŸ˜‰

  20. Harshita Verma

    Hi Harsh ! How much old your blog must be and how many should be there to apply for Adsense? And also please if you could write more about the Viglink in your further posts. I have installed that plugin after reading one of your posts about it but it hasn’t asked about any account details or anything how will it make the payment ? And what are the other specifications for making the full use of this plugin.

    I would appreciate if you could answer my queries regarding Viglink plugin.

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