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Request to verify an account

The blue verified badge  on Twitter lets people know that an account of public interest is authentic.

We approve account types maintained by users in music, acting, fashion, government, politics, religion, journalism, media, sports, business, and other key interest areas. If you believe your account is of public interest and should be verified, this article outlines information about submitting a request.

Submitting a request

To be able to complete the form, your account must have the following:

  • A verified phone number
  • A confirmed email address
    Note: If the account is a company or organization account, the email address associated with the account should be a company or organization email address.
  • A bio
  • A profile photo
  • A header photo
  • A birthday (for accounts that are not company, brand, or organization accounts)
    Note: This information will be displayed to the audience that you’ve chosen. There are visibility settings available for your birthday that allow you to separately control who on Twitter can see your birth year and who can see your birth day and month in your Twitter profile. Read more here.
  • A website
  • Tweets set as public in Tweet privacy settings
  • Login verification

For requests to verify individual accounts (that do not represent a company or organization), we require a copy of your official government-issued photo identification (e.g. passport or driver’s license) in order to confirm your request. Information used for this purpose will be deleted.

Profile and account recommendations

Some common characteristics of verified accounts include:

  • If the account belongs to a person, the name reflects the real or stage name of the person.
  • If the account is a corporation or company account, the name reflects the real name of the corporation or company.
  • The profile and/or header photo reflects the person, the corporation’s branding, or the company’s branding.
  • The bio specifies an area of expertise and/or a company mission.

Additional information

When submitting a request to verify an account, we ask for additional information that can help us evaluate it. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • We’ll ask you to tell us why we should verify an account. If the account represents a person, we want to understand their impact in their field. If it represents a corporation or company, let us know their mission.
  • When providing URLs to support your request, choose sites that help express the account holder’s newsworthiness or relevancy in their field.

Login verification

Login verification is an extra layer of security for your Twitter account. Instead of entering only a password to log in, you’ll also enter a code which is sent via text message to your mobile phone. This verification helps make sure that you, and only you, can access your account.

Learn how to enable login verification.

Submit a request to verify an account

You can submit a request to verify an account by filling out this form, and we’ll respond to your request via email. Note: In order to access the form, you must be logged in to the Twitter account you would like verified. If you are not already logged in, you will be redirected to the Twitter login page.

If your request is denied, you can submit another request for the same account 30 days after receiving the email from us. If you received a response from us requesting edits to your account and/or additional information, you can submit another request any time after completing the steps outlined in our response.

If you’ve submitted a request and have not yet received an email from us, we may be having trouble delivering it. This article includes troubleshooting steps that may help.