Stripe Overview of Account Registration Requirements

AbeBooks works with multiple external payment service providers to process credit card payments on the behalf of sellers.  Using Stripe as our external payment service provider gives us the flexibility to adapt to an evolving ecommerce world and build future improvements to help make your inventory easier to purchase.

Please refer to this chart to determine what additional actions and pieces of information will be required from you for Stripe to verify your identity. If your jurisdiction is not included in this chart, no action is required of you at this time. If that changes in the future, you will be notified.

Legal Country/Location Business Entity Type Additional Required Information
Australia Sole Proprietor • Accept Stripe terms and conditions• Passport OR driver’s license OR ID Card or Photo Card (New South Wales)
Australia Partnership, Company, Non-Profit •  Accept Stripe terms and conditions• Company Tax ID (Company ACN/ABN-TFN)

• Passport OR driver’s license OR ID Card or Photo Card (New South Wales)

Canada Sole Proprietor •  Accept Stripe terms and conditions•  Social Insurance Number (optional)•  Passport OR driver’s license OR government issued ID
Canada Partnership, Company, Non-Profit •  Accept Stripe terms and conditions•  Social Insurance Number (optional)•  Business number (Tax ID)•  Passport OR driver’s license OR government issued ID
European Union* Sole Proprietor •  Accept Stripe Terms and Conditions•  Passport OR driver’s license
European Union* Partnership, Company, Non-Profit •  Accept Stripe Terms and Conditions•  Business Registration/Tax ID**•  Name, Address, and Date of Birth for the Ultimate Beneficiary Owner•  Passport OR driver’s license
Hong Kong Sole Proprietor •  Accept Stripe terms and conditions•  Identity Card Number (HKID)•  Passport OR government issued ID
Hong Kong Partnership, Company, Non-Profit •  Accept Stripe terms and conditions•  Identity Card Number (HKID)•  Registration Number•  Passport OR government issued ID
New Zealand Sole Proprietor •  Accept Stripe terms and conditions•  Passport OR driver’s license
New Zealand Partnership, Company, Non-Profit •  Accept Stripe terms and conditions

•  New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)•  Passport OR driver’s license

Japan Sole Proprietor •  Accept Stripe terms and conditions

•  Passport OR driver’s license OR government issued ID OR Japan resident card

Japan Partnership, Company, Non-Profit • Accept Stripe terms and conditions

• Company Tax ID

• Passport OR driver’s license OR government issued ID OR Japan resident card

Singapore Sole Proprietor • Accept Stripe terms and conditions

• Government issued photo ID

Singapore Partnership, Company, Non-Profit • Accept Stripe terms and conditions• Company Tax ID (Unique Entity Number – UEN)•  National Registration Identity Card (NRIC) or Foreign Identification Number (FIN)

•  Government issued photo ID

U.S.A. Sole Proprietor •  Accept Stripe terms and conditions•  Passport OR driver’s license
U.S.A. Partnership, Company, Non-Profit •  Accept Stripe terms and conditions•  Last 4 digits of Director SSN•  Passport OR driver’s license OR SSN

*In this chart, “European Union” only includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.

Proof of Home Address (Australia, EU, New Zealand)

Utility bill
Statement from a financial institution
Letter issued from a government institution
Drivers license (if this has not already been used as Proof of Identity)
Identity card (if this has not already been used as Proof of Identity)
Country Additional Required Information
Australia – Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Record of Registration
– Australian Business Register Confirmation
– Australian Business Register Extract
– Consumer Affairs Association Extract
– Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Extract
Austria – Firmenbuchauszug
Belgium – Extract CBE-KBO
– Certificat D’Inscription de la Banque-Carrefour des Entreprises (FR)
– – Inschrijving in de Kruispuntbank (NL)
Statutes (FR) / Statuten (NL)
Denmark – Erhvervsstyrelsen Document
– Vedtægter
– Registreringsattest
Estonia – Registry card (extract) from commercial register
– Tax residency certificate
– Äriregistri B-osa Registrikaart
Finland – Yhtiöjärjestys
– Kaupparekisteriote
France – Numéro SIREN délivré par l’Urssaf
– Extrait Kbis
– Certificat d’immatriculation
Germany – Gewerbeschein/Gewerbeanmeldung
– Handelsregisterauszug
Greece – ΜΗΤΡΩΩΝ ΚΑΙ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗΣ ΠΛΗΡΟΦΟΡΙΑΚΩΝ ΣΥΣΤΗΜΑΤΩΝ ΤΜΗΜΑ / Registration and Development Information Systems Dept
– Greece Business Registry Document
– Γενικό Εμπορικό Μητρώο, Γ.Ε.ΜΗ., GEMI / General Electronic Commercial Registry
Φύλλο Εφηµερίδας της Κυβερνήσεως ή Πιστοποιητικό Εγγραφής από Επιµελητήριο
Ireland – An Oifig um Chlárú Cuideachtaí (Companies Registration Office) / Certificate of Registration
– Articles of Association
Italy – Registro Imprese dell’archivio ufficiale della CCIAA
– Certificato di registrazione aziendale
Latvia – Uzņēmumu reģistrs / Business Registration
– Komersanta reģistrācijas apliecība / Merchant Registration Certificate
– Lursoft Document
– PVN maksātāja numurs / VAT number from the register
Lithuania – Lietuvos Respublikos Juridiniu Asmenu Registro isplestinis israsas
– Registravimo Pažymėjimas
Luxembourg – Memorandum / Publication of articles of association
– Trade license
Netherlands – Statuten
– Uittreksels
New Zealand – New Zealand Business Number Registration Extract
– New Zealand Companies Office Company Extract
Poland – Odpis z Krajowego Rejestru Sądowego – KRS + REGON
– Poland KRS Extract/ Certificate of Incorporation
– REGON (Rejestr urzedowy podmiotw Gospodarki Narodowej) number
Portugal – Acto constitutivo
Slovakia – Rozhodnutie z Ministerstvo Kultury Slovenskj republiky
– Výpis z Obchodného Registra
Slovenia – Obvestilo o Identifikaciji in Razvrstitvi po Dejavnosti
– Incorporation document
Spain – Comunicación de Tarjeta Acreditativa del NIF
– Escritura de constitución
Sweden – Registreringsbevis
Switzerland – Gründungsurkunde (DE)
– Jahresabschluss (DE)
– Registro di commercio del cantone (IT)
United Kingdom – Certificate of Incorporation
– Companies House Document
– HM Revenue and Customs: VAT Certificate
– HM Revenue and Customs: Account Statement
– Charity Commission Document
– OSCR Scottish Charity Regulator

**Business Registration/Tax IDs vary by country. Please view the chart below for country-specific requirements for the European Union countries currently included in this phase of account registration:

Country Name of Business Registration/Tax ID
Austria FN / St.Nr.
Belgium TVA/BTW/CBE Number
Denmark Momsregistreringsnummer
Finland Y-tunnus
France Numéro SIREN
Germany Registernummer
Ireland Company number
Italy Numero RI/ REA
Luxembourg Company / RCS number
Netherlands KVK number
Portugal Número de Identificación Fiscal (NIF)
Spain NIF number
Sweden Organisationsnummer
United Kingdom Company number
Switzerland Unternehmensnummer (UID/MWST/TVA/IVA)

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