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Alipay Account Verification for Foreign Users

Verifying your account helps for a few reasons.

  • You can send and 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 China bank branches in your country to verify your alipay account.)

Here is a guide on how to open China bank accounts as a foreigner.

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. fill in your bank card information

5. Upload your passport scan

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

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

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132 thoughts on “Alipay Account Verification for Foreign Users”

  1. How to unfreeze alipay account? I want to pay at taobao, but I can’t pay because they state that my alipay account has been frozen. For your info, I don’t have any accounts bank in China and doesn’t have any accounts of alipay.

  2. I verified my alipay account using my passport. Now, alipay is asking me to verify my bank card which I cannot because I typed in the wrong code too many times. What can I do to verify my bank card on alipay? The app would not let me and I need to use my money, I cannot withdraw or send money to someone else. I still have the same phone number. Thanks!

      1. Hi,
        I saw your recommendation is to go to bank of China. May I know which part of China as some part of China do reject foreigner to open an account as they required a lot of documentation.
        May I ask, how many 1 China bank account and 1 passport can register how many alipay account?

        1. I suggest you go to big cities like shanghai or guangzhou.you have to try different branches in that city because each branch has different policies.Another bank I recommend is ICBC,they are more friendly to foreigners in terms of documents needed.

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