Image Requirements For ID Documents

For Rookie (Level 1), Advanced (Level 2), and Master (Level 3) level verification, we only accept valid government-issued ID documents. We do this to help ensure the safety of all our bitcoin UK users.

What is an acceptable ID scan/photo?

Image requirements Reasons for rejection
✓ Full colour image ✘ Image is black & white (or grayscale)
✓ All details on ID are readable ✘ Image has a watermark, is blurred or has any other obfuscation
✓ ID is well lit ✘ ID details are obscured by light glare or reflections (be careful with flash!)
✓ ID is in good shape ✘ ID is torn, badly damaged, or has holes
✓ ID is in upright position ✘ ID is rotated sideways or upside-down
✓ ID occupies most of the image ✘ Too much space around the ID
✓ Background is visible all around the ID by 1-2 cm (1/2"-1") ✘ ID edge is cropped (even if "just a little bit")


Good examples

An ideal scan/photo of an ID card


An ideal scan/photo of a passport



Bad examples

Screenshots of your computer or mobile


Blurry or black and white photos


Missing corners or contents


Noticeable damage


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