Address verification (PIN) overview

Due to COVID-19, your PIN may be delayed. AdSense apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience.

To protect the security of your account, Google requires you to verify your address before AdSense can send you any payments. Here’s how to address verification works:

  1. When your earnings reach the verification threshold, AdSense mail a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to your payment address.

It usually takes 2–4 weeks for your PIN to arrive, but it may take longer depending on your location.

Note: If AdSense has asked you to verify your identity, AdSense won’t send your PIN until after you’ve successfully completed identity verification

  1. When you receive your PIN, you enter it in AdSense to verify your address.

You’ll have 4 months from the date your PIN is generated to enter it into your account. If you haven’t entered it after 4 months, AdSense will stop showing ads on your pages.

Note: Your PIN is a 6-digit number that AdSense generates when your account reaches the verification threshold. Your PIN is not the same as your publisher ID. Please only enter the correct PIN number in the PIN verification card. If you enter your PIN incorrectly 3 times, your account will stop showing ads.

Having problems with your PIN?

If you’re having issues with address verification, go to Problems with a PIN or try AdSense PIN troubleshooter.

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