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Alipay Account Verification for Foreign Users

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Verifying your account helps for a few reasons.

  • You can receive money from other alipay users.
  • You can open a store on taobao.com as a foreigner.
  • Verifying adds a layer of security to your account.

Once you’ve officially been verified by the system, your account will display a blue check mark to show you’ve verified your account.

Things you need to prepare for verification.

1. A copy of your passport.(biographical page+stamped page)

2. Bank card issued by banks located in China Mainland.

(Note: You can not use bank cards issued by Chinese banks located in your country to verify your alipay account.)

The process for verifying Alipay account

1. Log in to your www.alipay.com account, click “Manage Account” – “Account Setting” – “Basic Information” – “Verify Now”.

2. Click “Verify Now(立即认证)”.

3. Fill in your personal information as required .

护照 means passport

4. Upload your passport scan

5. Submitted successfully, Verification will be completed in 24 hours.

6. Once the verification is approved, you will then have a verified real-name account.

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Ryuichi
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Hi,

I create alipay account via the alipay apps in iOS and I only able to add my local credit card. I understand that I can’t get my account verified unless I open an account in China. As I had added my credit card successfully, will I able to buy any item in 1688 or taobao with it. Since it is credit card, so 3% charges will be added to the payment right ?

I haven’t try it but if I want to pay in 1688 can I just pay using the alipay apps but getting my supplier alipay account number ?? Or I go thru 1688 payment method?? normally I buy stuff in 1688 thru agent so I have no idea about it and I not sure where to ask

>_<

AMR
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Hi,
can i register to Alipay with a commercial bank account ?
should i enter the bank account name as the Company name, or as the name in my foreign passport ?
after registered, can i pay on TAOBAO with my local visa credit card ?
thanks for the help.

Gabriel
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Hello Eric,

I opened and registered a Alipay account while living in China. I moved back to my home country(USA) and now I want to use that Alipay account with the newly created account in Taobao. My question is , I’m trying to link my current alipay account to the new created Taobao account. I’m having difficulty because every time I opened the Alipay account, the settings screen is in Chinese. And I know more about Chickens than the Chinese language. I need help in English figuring out the steps to achieve my objective. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated . Thanks, Gabriel

William
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Hello Eric,
After I have a verified account, if I need to modify the email or phone, I’ll have to check the account again

Anthony
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Hi,
Eric i am from malaysia and i wanna buy things from 1688.but payment must use alipay and i did register and i find some agent to recharge for me as well.but its failure due to real name verification.can i open a account in bank of china in malaysia branch and do the verification the account?.or else other ways to solve this matter?.

Jora
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eric hay, I’m from Indonesia .. I want to buy an item from china (1688) but the way it should be put on the Alipay payment .. but difficult to get Alipay account kah .. can you help me?

Dubs
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Hi Eric/guys, Just sharing a recent horrifying shopping experience with taobao. Feel free to share if you’ve any comments. I tried to make a purchase on taobao, intending to purchase it directly and have it shipped over to Singapore (like I usually do for years). With the removal of enets, I was made to pay with credit card. I was able to pay for my items but when was unable to pay for my shipping (regardless of whether or not I use the same credit card). Contacted taobao/alipay and they said I had to submit images of my passport, credit card and credit card statement to verify my account which I felt was risky. i spoke with over 10 taobao/alipay stuff via all platforms but they insisted there’s no other way and they couldn’t answer why the system allocated the first payment to be through despite them determining that my… Read more »
Norhazwan Hassan
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Can i top up my alipay account without verify it first?

adr
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is there anyway to verify my account if i’m a foreigner? i do not have a china bank account! 🙁

June
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Can I received money from another China Alipay account holder to my unverified Alipay account?

Michelle
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Hi! I’m not sure if you can help me but I guess it’s worth a shot. I’ve been buying from taobao to singapore for several years and never had an issue with alipay despite not being verified because I usually use enets. Anyway I took a pretty long break from buying on TB (since april) and recently have been planning on making an order. I logged into my alipay account and noticed I had some money in my account balance (which comes from when sellers refund me) and this message “根据监管部门的要求,需要您进一步完善身份验证信息才能使用余额进行付款.” It seems like since 1st July they now need accounts to be verified if not some functions will be frozen or something. I did some googling but no one seemed to bothered by it. Anyway when I went to check out my order, I usually use whatever funds in my account balance I have and then use enets to… Read more »
Mei
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Hello Eric,
I live in Viet Nam and I find a branch of ICBC here. Is it ok to register an account at ICBC Vietnam and verify alipay? Since alipay changed its policy, my alipay account has been locked, i miss taobao

Mei
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so sad. 🙁 I still held my hope.
And I had an amount of money locked in alipay, can I withdraw to my visa card in case I contact support service?

Anna
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Hi , I live in the US and speak Russian and understand English, I want to buy on taobao , but do not know the agents , can you help me ?

C.
Guest

This is pretty much impossible unless you reside or are visiting China and have a Chinese passport. 🙁
Makes receiving refunds after-the-sale very difficult. I will never get my money back from the warehouse’s mistake.

Sam Kim
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If you paid by a credit card, you can always Charge Back the payment by contacting your bank-issuer, if Alipay refuses to release your funds back to Visa account. They are obligated by contract with Visa and MasterCard International to return any refunds back to account holders. This means, you may not be able to pay for new purchases by using your previous refund on Alipay, but you arel entitled to get your money back without producing any passports etc, because the money will be refunded to the same account they were charged from, so it doesn’t matter whether it belongs to you or not.

If you paid by a debit card or through international payment system like Web Money etc, contact their CS for further instructions.

rita
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Hello,
I live in Macau and i dont have a Chinese bank account. My account is from bnu .
I bought coupons in seven eleven to perform payment and still asking me for my identification. What should i do?

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