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Alipay Account Verification for Foreign Users

Updated on October 8, 2019

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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161 thoughts on “Alipay Account Verification for Foreign Users”

  1. Hi, if I verify with my identity with US resident, but the bankcard in China is provide by another name, “ is a relative”, can you still verify and use the Alipay like this? Thanks

  2. Hi Eric,

    Do I need to have a China bank account to be able to receive money through Alipay?
    Is it possible to add a Monzo card (Master card) to Alipay and receive money with it instead? Would it charge me this way?

  3. Hi
    I am travelling to Shanghai next week. I upload Alipay App, the system keep asking me to enter my Bank Card details.
    I enter my UOB Credit Card but not successful. Same for my HSBC Credit Card Details. Please advise how to setup my account, so that I can use the APP when I get to Shanghai. Thanks

  4. Hi, I have a China’s bank card. After I input it, Alipay asked me the verification code that sent to my previous temporary China number. The number is dead once I leave China few months back. Is there any other way to verify? thanks

  5. Hi, I trying to open a account for Alipay. But I don have a China bank account, but I using a agency to transfer into my account but the problem now is my identity verification is still in progress. How Long will it take?

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