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)

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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