ID and verification
ID and verification
- How-toVerifying your identityYour security is important to us. Check out the steps we take to not only verify your identity, but to keep it safe.
- How-toWhat happens when your ID is checkedIf a profile is marked 'ID checked', it means this person has successfully added a government ID. This helps us keep Airbnb secure.
- How-toHow to submit your IDYou can confirm your identity with either your legal name and address, or a photo of a government ID.
- RulesHow we keep your ID secureWhen we receive information from your driver licence, passport or national identity card, we store the number safely in an encrypted form.
- How-toBooking requirementsAfter the basics (name, email and phone number) we need a little more info in order for you to book your stay.
- How-toVerify your phone numberOnce you’ve added your phone number to your account, then guests, Hosts and Airbnb can contact you about your reservation.
- How-toWhy we require a profileAirbnb profiles are a great introduction to guests and Hosts. It’s a way for people to know you’re authentic and committed to the spirit of …
- How-toBackground checksFor the safety of our hosts and guests, we conduct background checks. Find out more about how and when we do this.
- How-toWays your ID info may be usedSometimes, where permitted by applicable law, we may use identification info from a government ID to run background checks against public re…
- How-toPrivacy and photo matchingWhen you are asked to share your photo ID, multi-step process helps ensures your data is secure.
- How-toTypes of ID for verificationYour ID needs to be an official government-issued ID (not an ID for a school, library, gym, etc.) that includes a photo of you.
- Legal termsLimitations of background checks
- How-toImplications of background checksLearn about how the background checks we perform can impact your account.
- RulesSafety tips for interacting with othersLearn how to help improve your safety when interacting with other Hosts and guests.
- RulesID verification in ChinaTo reduce fraud, Airbnb provides a localised ID verification process, specially designed for Chinese Hosts and guests.