Why am I being asked to upload an ID to Instagram?

There are several reasons you may be asked to send in a copy of your ID to Instagram:

  • To confirm that the account you're trying to access belongs to you.
  • To confirm or edit your age.
  • To process payments.
  • To help prevent abuse such as scams or phishing.

If you're not sure what type of IDs Instagram can use to confirm your identity, please review our ID list. To upload your ID to Instagram, follow the on-screen instructions. In most cases, you’ll have at least two attempts to submit an ID.

During the review process you may temporarily lose access to your account. If you choose not to confirm your identity, your content may receive reduced distribution or you may not be able to log back into your account. In some cases, if you do not pass our review, you’ll be notified in the Instagram app that we may disable your account and delete your account data.

Keep in mind, we won’t make your ID visible to others on Instagram.

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