How to verify Facebook Business Manager Account?

How to verify Facebook Business Manager Account?

Facebook Business Verification is different from Facebook Page Verification.


Please check the images below to understand the difference.


Facebook Business Verification

Facebook Page Verification

If you do not have a Facebook Business Manager Account, you can create one by visiting this page – https://business.facebook.com/create

Now, let’s talk about how you can complete Facebook Business Verification.


Step 1: Go to Facebook Business Manager (https://business.facebook.com)

Step 2: If you already have a business, select the business account. If you do not have a Facebook Business Manager account, you can create one by visiting https://business.facebook.com/create.


Facebook Business Manager

Facebook Business Manager

Step 3: On the left navigation, click on ‘Business Settings’ option.


Facebook Business Settings

Step 4: From the ‘Business Settings’ page, go to ‘Security Center’ on the left navigation.


Step 5: Click on the ‘Start Verification’ button.


Start Verification button for Facebook Business Verification

Start Verification button for Facebook Business Verification

Note: If the ‘Start Verification’ button is greyed/disabled (like the image below), you must follow some steps to enable it. Please read this quick 5-min guide to understand how to enable it.


Start Verification Button disabled

Step 6: Fill in your Business Details on the next form.


How long does Facebook Business Verification take?

After applying for verification, it might take 1-5 business days to get a reply back from Facebook. If everything goes with the Facebook policies, your business manager will get approved.


This will help in unloading more awesome features such as WhatsApp business API access. To apply for WhatsApp Business APIs, you can use this link.


What documents are required for Facebook Business Verification?

In some cases, no documents are required for Facebook Business Verification. This happens because Facebook may be able to match your business against the publicly available records. In that case, you will only be required to select from a list of publicly available records that Facebook shows you –


Facebook Business Verification match against public records

Facebook Business Verification match against public records

However, if no public match is found, you will need the below documents –

  1. Legal Name Document – One of the below documents
    – Business Registration (BR)
    – Company Incorporation Certificate
    – Tax/VAT Certificate
  2. Address Proof Document – One of the below documents
    – Bank Account Statement
    – Utility Bill (Phone/Electricity Bill)

You can check the current status of your verification by going to your Security Centre. The table below shows what documents you can submit for business verification processing for your country of residence.


Country Documents
Brazil Business bank statement
Cadastro Nacional da Pessoa Juridica (CNPJ)
Certificado da Condicao de Microempreendedor Individual (MEI)
Contrato Social
Utility bill
China 公司註冊證書
商業登記摘錄
商業登記證
营业执照
銀行帳單
Cyprus Αντίγραφο κίνησης λογαριασμού / Hesap özeti
Εγγραφή στο μητρώο Φ.Π.Α.
Καταστατικό / Şirket ana sözleşmesi
Μητρώο Επιχειρηματικών ΟντοτήτωνΣυστατική Πράξη Εταιρείας / Şirket Kuruluş Onay Belgesi
France Avis de situation au repertoire SireneExtrai d’immatriculation D1Extrait K, L, Kbis ou LbisFacture d’électricité, de gaz ou d’eauLettre de confirmation de numéro SIREN délivrée par l’UrssafStatuts de l’enterpriseVAT registration
India Business bank statement
Business licence
Certificate of incorporation
Goods and services tax registration certificate (GST)
Permanent account number card (PAN)
Shop establishment certificate
Udyog Aadar (UID)
Utility bill
Indonesia Business bank statement
Izin Usaha Mikro Kecil (IUMK)
Nomar Induk Berusaha (NIB))
Surat Izin Usaha Perdagangan (SIUP)
Surat Pengukuhan Pengusaha Kena Pajak (SPPKP
Tanda Daftar Perusahaan (TDP
Utility bill
Ireland An Oifig um Chlárú CuideachtaíBusiness bank statementBusiness tax certificateCertificate of business incorporationCertificate of registrationUtility bill
Italy Atto Costitutivo
Certificato di Registrazione Aziendale
Registro Imprese dell’archivio ufficiale della CCIAA
Statuto
Business bank statement
Certificate of formation
Utility bill
Value-added tax certificate (VAT)
Japan 個人事業の開業, 廃業等の届出書営業許可定款履歴事項全部証明書法人番号指定通知書納税証明書Business bank statementUtility bill
South Korea 사업자등록증요금납부 내역서지방세 납세 증명서지방세 납세 증명서
Taiwan 台中市政府函有限公司设立登记表
UAE Certificate of formation
رخصة تجاريةشهادة تسجيل لضريبة القيمة المضافةفاتورة اتصالاتفاتورة الكهرباءكشف حساب بنك
Ukraine Виписка з єдиного державного реєстру юридичних осіб , фізичних осіб-підприємців та громадьских формувань
Виписка з єдиного державного реєстру юридичних осіб та фізичних осіб-підприємців
Витяг з реєстру платників єдиного податку
Свідоцтво платника єдиного податку
United Kingdom Business bank statement
Certificate of incorporation
Certificate of public liability insurance
Companies House document
Company registration number (CRN)
HM Revenue and Customs: VAT certificate
HM Revenue and Customs: Account statement
Utility bill
United States Articles of incorporation
Business bank statement
Business licence
Employer identification number (EIN)
IRS SS-4 (EIN assignment letter)
IRS 147c (EIN confirmation letter)
Taxpayer identification number


Apart from the above you also need to verify your business domain. For domain verification, a code shall be sent to your business email address and you have to enter it.


What are common reasons for rejection of Business Verification?

  • Legal Name Document & Address Proof Document have different addresses – Please make sure all documents have the exact same address
  • Business Legal Name is not mentioned on the website submitted – It is advised to mention your company’s legal name on the footer of your website

  • Business Email Address not used during verification – It is advised to use the business email address for Facebook Business Verification.

How to apply for WhatsApp Business API?

Pre-requisites:

  1. WhatsApp Phone Number (Should not have a WhatsApp account, this number is non transferable)
    If you want to delete the WhatsApp account with your number, follow these steps.
  2. Business Display Name (Should have clear relationship with Business)
    To know about Display Name Guide, please click here
  3. Verified Facebook Business Manager ID (should be verified by uploading business documents)
    If you do not have a Facebook Business, please create by clicking here.
    To verify your Facebook Business, please follow these steps

Once you have these details, you can fill the details here to get WhatsApp API approval in less than 5 days. Apply for WhatsApp API approval by clicking here.


Does Facebook Business Verification help in getting Blue Tick Verification on Facebook Page or Green Tick Verification on WhatsApp?

Facebook Business Verification is different from Facebook Page Blue Tick Verification and WhatsApp Account Green Tick Verification.


While Facebook Business Verification is granted to all valid businesses, the public verification ticks (blue tick and green tick) are only approved for highly reputed businesses. There is no fixed criteria/eligibility for the same.

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