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How to Setup a Verified Stripe Account for Non US Citizens

Do you want to setup a verified stripe for non us citizens or non supported countries?

You probably may need a stripe account for your dropshipping business at Shopify, other platforms or for other reasons.

Stripe is an online payment processing for internet businesses. It builds the most powerful and flexible tools for internet commerce.

Whether you’re creating a subscription service, an on demand marketplace, an e-commerce store, or a crowd funding platform etc stripe helps you accept payment without stress. 

We will create verified stripe account for you using our LLC and EIN/Federal Tax ID within 48hrs, cost is $95. Contact us now.

Stripe payment gateway is unfortunately unavailable to people outside the United States (US), and it has become a pain in the ass to anyone running an online business and wishes to use stripe to accept payments.

It’s no longer a joke, that, stripe is easy to setup with seamless integration, with attractive features and prices. No activation or setup fees, just a 2.9% + 0.30 cents per successful card charge.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to setup a verified stripe payment gateway for Non US Citizens or residents (unsupported countries) and you can then integrate into your e-commerce store/business website and start accepting payments in different manners.

My country is not also supported in Stripe, but I still have a functional stripe account with which I use to accept online payments.

If you need a verified stripe account to accept payments online, maybe on your shopify store or anywhere, read along.

As for Nigerians, I keep getting the question:

  • Can I use stripe in Nigeria?
  • How to setup verified stripe account in Nigeria?
  • Does stripe store in Nigeria?
  • … and lot’s more.

Whatever is your country, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and non-us citizens, you’re welcomed to follow the guide on this blog to setup a verified stripe account in 2019.

I just updated this post as of July 2019. Because things has changed.

And this guide is the latest and the best way to open a verified stripe account for non us citizens.

Introduction

To setup a verified stripe account that lasts and never get banned or disabled, you’ll need the following:

  • LLC Company Formation.
  • EIN/Federal Tax ID.
  • US Phone Number.
  • US Virtual Physical Address. 
  • Payoneer US Bank Account.
  • Your undivided attention for 5 minutes.
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Yes. You need a LLC and EIN/TAX ID to setup a US Stripe account.

This means you need to have a company/business in the US to use Stripe. The advantages of opening an LLC does not only end at Stripe. You can bodly tell your customers your business is registered and with the formation documents, you can show your documents in the about page or contact us.

And it won’t be a great deal, as I have come up with easy way to do that yourself.

Before forming an LLC, you need to come up with your choice of business name. e.g TheProfany LLC, Oracles LLC, Facebook LLC, Konk LLC etc

To form an LLC, you need to choose a state in US where you would form your LLC.

Each state has it’s own annual tax fee which must pay yearly, so be sure to choose wisely as some state annual fees are expensive e.g California.

But read it, we will help you form your LLC with a state whose annual tax fee is pretty low.

How to Form an LLC with EIN/TAX ID?

We’re going to recommend an affordable way to form your LLC and EIN to setup your Stripe account and we will also include a free guide to use your details to signup for a stripe account that won’t get banned or restricted.

To form your LLC, you need to choose a state in US where you want it formed.

And in the post, we are going to recommend you form your LLC in Kentucky and here’s why:

  • $15 annual tax fee.
  • Cheap filling state fees.

Do you know, if you form your LLC in California, you are going to pay $800 annual tax fees coupled with the expensive fee to form the LLC?

If you formed your LLC in delaware, you’ll pay $500 annual tax fee with an expensive filling state fee to form the LLC?

And you pay these tax whether you made profit or not.

We have researched and found Kentucky to be the cheapest place to form an LLC.

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And in this guide, you’re going to form your LLC and get your EIN/TAX with only $178.

All you have to do is follow our instructions carefully.

Forming Your LLC at IncAuthority

At IncAuthority, you’re going to form your LLC and get your EIN/TAX ID. Follow the simple guidelines below to complete the signup. It’s easy and takes just few minutes. All you have to do is choose your state, enter your business name and form your LLC!

Step 1: Go-to IncAuthority.com

When you arrive at IncAuthority.com, click on the start now for free tab.

setup a verified stripe account for non us citizens

Step 2: Select Entity Type and Filling State.

In your entity type, select Limited Liability Company (LLC) and in the Formation State, select Kentucky.

Click on Save & Continue.

setup a verified stripe account for non us citizens

Step 3: Enter Your Personal Details

In this step, enter your First and last name, email and contact phone number.

You’ll need a US Phone number, you can use the one on the picture or get a Skype number at $7.99.

Click on save and continue.

setup a verified stripe account for non us citizens

Step 4: Enter Your Business Details

Enter your business name and business description (if you have a clothing online store, say you have an online and you sell clothings and apparel).

A brief description of your company, a sentence or two describing your business.

Select your business benefit and click save & continue.

setup a verified stripe account for non us citizens
setup a verified stripe account for non us citizens

Step 5: Business Address

You need a US Address to continue in this step, go-to Shipito.com and signup.

You’ll get a US address instantly, use it and continue your signup. Takes just 1 minute.

In your US Address, note that CA means California.

setup a verified stripe account for non us citizens

Step 6: EIN/Federal TAX ID

The interesting part about IncAuthority is they get an EIN for you at $49, which is considered as the cheapest place to get one. Others charge from $95 and above.

You need to include the EIN/Federal Tax ID which is very important!

Click save and continue.

setup a verified stripe account for non us citizens

Step 7: Operating Agreement

Operating agreement is important because it provides proof you own the business.

In case any problem occurs in future, you can be able to correct them with your operating agreement and in case Stripe requires it.

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Select the operating agreement and proceed with the form.

setup a verified stripe account for non us citizens

Step 8: Addons

The next pages contains Addons and they include the following:

  • INC Protection Advisor. $27/month.
  • LawSuit Protection. – $99.
  • Express Delivery – $49.
  • Domain Name – $29.95
  • Business License Package – $99

All these ad-dons are not important, so you can skip all of them until you get to the payment stage.

Step 9: Make Final Payments

At the end, you’ll only be paying for State Filling Fee, EIN and Operating Agreement.

Other formation companies charge a lot for offering this service but IncAuthority Charges $0 Service fee.

Now you need to make payment using either Debit/Credit Card or PayPal.

For the Delivery Option, you can select $0 free delivery (Electronic Delivery) and they will be delivered to your email.

setup a verified stripe account for non us

Finally, that is all. You’ve successfully created your LLC Business Name and EIN/Federal Tax ID.

Next, you’ll need to setup a stripe account with the details they’ll deliver to you within 7 days since the Kentucky Delivery Time is 7 days.

How to Start Dropshipping with Stripe?

After you must have formed your LLC and EIN/Federal Tax ID and they have been delivered.

You’ll need to use the details to setup a verified stripe account and you need to be careful while doing this because their bots are intelligent enough and conversant to detect any mistake you make.

We have prepared a FREE 5 pages guide on setting up a stripe account using your LLC Business Name and EIN/Federal Tax ID.

Download it here!

We will create verified stripe account for you using our LLC and EIN/Federal Tax ID within 48hrs, cost is $95. Contact us now

Conclusions

After following the guides on this post, you can start dropshipping with Stripeand use it at your store checkouts.

Here’s the summary:

  • Form your LLC and EIN at IncAuthority.
  • Download the free 5 pages guide to setting up stripe with your LLC and EIN here.
  • Start using Stripe for dropshipping!

If you have any questions and confused at any process, do let us know by dropping it at the comment box.

Author:

Hi, I'm Joy, a writer and a self taught blogger who loves to explore the innovation of blogging related things.

117 Replies to “How to Setup a Verified Stripe Account for Non US Citizens

  1. Hi joy, thanks for this wonder article you took your time to put together. i was suppose to launch an e commerce store since early January but i got stuck with payment gate way to process international payment, i stumble upon a related article like this back in 2017 but never knew the method still works, please is this system still working? if yes, how long does it take for payment to appear in my payoneer account?

    1. Hi Godspower,

      Stripe will send the money to your payoneer account within 7 days. Its a default setting for new account/beginners.

      Meanwhile, if you should start processing big payments, you’ll have the option of changing it to 1 day, which means the money will be sent to your payoneer account within 24 hours.

      I hope this answers your question Godspower.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. Didn’t work out for me. My account got flagged and they said they wouldn’t be able to accept payments for my business, unless I verify my account with credit card payments, which I tried with a FCMB MasterCard but also isn’t working out.

    I followed all your steps, the only things I did differently were that I didn’t verify identity using any of the social media (Facebook, LinkedIn or Google), as it was optional.
    For phone number and address, I used a USA virtual office address I already had, and a Skype USA number (both of them are paid resources).

  3. @Joy Okoro,
    They requested for the verification after completing the activation.
    The notice they showed me after the final step of clicking “Activate your account” was this:

    “Thanks for activating your account.
    You will be able to commence live transactions as soon as we’ve completed our verification”.

    That was the message they showed me after clicking the final “Activate your account” button.

    Then they sent me a mail almost immediately saying that they needed to verify my account, and that I should add my credit card details, that they were going to deduct 2 small token amounts, and I should tell them the exact amounts in dollars that was deducted from my online credit card account.
    I tried using my FCMB MasterCard for the verification, but the deductions was in Naira and I couldn’t get the exact dollar figure.
    Even after going to the bank physically to try and find it out, I was told by the bank that its not possible to get the exact dollar figure deducted, as its a naira account, and the deductions were in Naira, and so they can’t find the exact dollar amount that was deducted.

  4. Its unusual.

    My readers has successfully opened theirs without any said verification.

    Try signing up for another, if such repeats, open a dollar account and complete the steps, so you get the exact digits that was debited.

    Meanwhile, you can contact us to help you out with successful signup at https://theprofany.com/contact-us for a token.

  5. Gone through your blog bby. I’m impressed, very few females are actually interested in blogging/tech stuff. I ve always searched for a female tech loving crush.. lol ..I’m a web developer and blogger as well. Keep it up.

    I wish i could reach you personally so we could discuss tech stuffs and issues. I believe we got a lot to learn from each other as well.

    Visit my website: ayomidejohnson.risingvibes.com.ng

    get my contact details from there. Thanks hun.

    1. Your Payoneer US bank details is a checking account, make sure you’re viewing and copied the US Routing Number and Account Number and not some other currencies or it will return an error.

  6. Hello. Nice article. Won’t stripe try to verify the phone numbers, addresses and special numbers inputed? And if they find out they are not real, the account may be suspended

    1. Please I have a question, does strip accept payment for Nigeria cards ? Whereby most of my customers are Nigerians ?

  7. Nice article. Please are you using this method and is it still working perfectly? If so, hope i dont runt the risk of my account being flagged at some point. Please reply soon

  8. Hi Joy, thank you for this awesome article.

    I have a few questions. I would be frateful if you could respond.

    1. I’ll be running my ecommerce dropshipping store. When the Stripe will ask me to tell them about my business can I write dropshipping? Do they accept it?

    2. What if I don’t have a website built yet?
    Should I built one first and then aplying?

    1. Yes. You can write about your business.

      If your website ain’t setup yet, you can enter your social media channel link.

      Example : Your Facebook or twitter page.

  9. HI my name’s Serginho and am from BENIN COUNTRY IN AFRICA
    Are you sure that’s it is still working the process you gave on your blog to create stripe account in June, 2018?
    because if you don’t have EIN the send you message to complete

  10. thank you, Joy! I am from Ukraine and these steps worked for me. also services like shipito, meest.us, and others, can give you a real US address, and services like Skype or similar can give you a real US phone number, but sure that the key point is a Payoneer.

  11. My account keeps saying status not verified though it said account activated. they keep saying invalid street address

  12. Account is activated, sort of, but the phone
    verification code is not delivered to my
    phone. I have tried it a couple of times.

    1. If you send them any ID that is not from US. They will reject your application.
      I guess you were not careful enough in the registration, that’s why they demanded another proof.

      1. they request for owner iq i guess its normal
        i send them my id
        if they reject my app did i can send them another or they will close my acc

      2. update !
        they accepted my id normaly
        but they request for business adress verification
        i copied one from the website you give to us
        now im fully activated
        but did i’m dreaming or what
        is that simple is this
        did i can now receive payement normally

          1. thanks very much for your help
            i’ve being in trouble with paypal since 2015
            and seeing some guys selling stripe accounts for 250$ and just as partner not admin
            but now my account is free lol
            thanks

  13. Hello

    I have done all the steps as you say. On July 7, I received my first payments in Stripe but today the payments do not come out pending to reach my Payoneer account. Should I worry?

    Thank you very much.

    1. You should worry, there is a problem. They might be holding the funds.

      Goto your dashboard.
      Click on business settings, then on “owners” and see if your account is verified.

      Then get back to me.

  14. Hi Joy
    I just found your blog. Recently, I opened a Stripe account and a Payoneer account. I am concerned that I may have any issues in the future because the information I provided, for example SSN. For the address, I used a P.O. Box (a real P.O. Box that I have) and for the phone number, I got one through 2ndLine, an Android application that allows you to get a U.S. number for free. So the only information that is not valid is the SSN. Do you know of anyone who had issues with it? Does Stripe ever tried to confirm this information to any of your readers? Thanks

  15. Hi im confused, you dont need to form a LLC as most people said? Like i checked more peoples guide and most of them tell you to for a LLC. I would like to know this as getting llc is kinda expensive.
    Thanks!

  16. Hey Joy. I followed these steps and open a successfull stripe account. My first stripe payout of $29.85 was scheduled on Monday 23rd July. On 21st July payout status came as on the way and now as of monday it says payout completed but it didnt appear in my payoneer account.Will my payout get failed because of payoneer? or is it just because its sunday in the US and I should wait 2-3 days for that to appear in my account?

    1. If stripe said “payout completed” then it should appear on your payoneer.

      Have you checked your payoneer US balance?

      Have you checked if you supplied stripe with the correct US payoneer account details?

  17. Hello,

    I am in Sri Lanka and I want to do dropshipping. But no gatway supported to our country. So I want to get Stripe as you tell.

    So if I create a Shopify will i want to create it as US shopify account?

    Thank You

  18. Hi @Joy Okoro, you are doing amazing

    Do you know at a point when you have started using this account, stripe will request for your US 1D after which if you cannot provide, there will be a hold on your account

    You didnt discuss this part

  19. Which ID did you used for the verifucation of the stripe account.
    I have successfully activated using the process you outlined but is asked to verify before able to collect funds.

  20. Last time I tried I did not work. This time with help from your article I got “Your Account Is activated” and you can make live transactions. But last time they said we will review credit card details and some issues occurred. Hope it doesn’t repeat this time.

  21. I tried it today didn’t work, as soon as I entered an address not in the us it says ” we can’t seem to be able to find your address update and try again”… lols

  22. I tried it today didn’t work, as soon as I entered an address not in the us it says ” we can’t seem to be able to find your address update and try again”…

  23. merci beaucoup c’est très intéressant j ai pu créer mon compte stripe et l’ai lié avec mon store
    par contre ma question est : est ce qu’on créant le compte stripe avec adresse aux USA ne vas pas appliquer des taxe d’Etat sur les ventes?
    merci

  24. Thanks for this great article and information shared. Please, i followed it through but i can’t get my Nigeria line / phone verified. Please how do i go about this? The message often comes as verification code sent but i don’t get any code on my phone. I even create another stripe account but the case is the same.

  25. Update your business owner information.

    You will not be able to charge customers until your business owner information is reviewed and verified.

    I got this message right away after i activated

  26. Update your business owner information.

    You will not be able to charge customers until your business owner information is reviewed and verified.

    I got this message right away after i activated
    What can i do with such message?

  27. I’ve used stripe smoothly in the last few months, and transferred 1~2K to my payoneer account with no problems. BUt recently stripe asked me to verify my identity, but since I dont have SSN and my country ain’t in the supported list, what should I do, any help?

  28. This is a good process but sooner or later they will catch you using virtual bank account no and they will block your account and since you gave fake info in your account you cannot get it verified and when you give your real info then your account is gone with all the money also.
    You can do this for the beginning but i suggest you invest 300-400 dollar and open up a Delaware Inc and get EIN using that and open up a real us bank account ( i recommend Wells Fargo Business Account ). In this way you can never get blocked and also anybody can get it done legally so that you don’t face any problem EVER.

  29. I have succesfully activated the account. But now they are asking me to verify my phone number. I inputed my nigerian number but i couldn’t get the verification code, i retried but to no avail. Can you help please? They said i won’t be able to receive payments if it is not verified in 10 days

  30. Hello Joy.Am from Kenya.I have successfully acquired the EIN number online and i also have a Payoneer Account.I registered for the stripe account.Everything got verified but i have a problem with the verifying my number using Sonetel number.They dont deliver such sms.Which other option can i use?

  31. I just tried the steps you gave in the article but it didn’t work for me. the activation was denied. is there a way out? Thank you in anticipation for a quick response

  32. thanks so much for this write up may God continue to bless you.
    please Joy i followed your steps though there was some little changes but it was easy to fix, i got the congratulation mail, i got the seven days mail but then i got a notification on my dashboard about verification and all……….
    ‘We need to confirm the identity of your account’s owners before we can send payouts to your bank account. Complete identity verification’

    that is it, please what do i do. or it doesn’t affect my activities?

  33. Thank you Joy, I just followed the process now and BOOM! I received “Thanks for activating your account!”

    Endless thanks

  34. Hi Joy,
    We are an orphanage home hoping to start receiving donation from international donors, from your article it seemed possible is there any help you can offer us such as helping us with the set up that is if your time permits as you must be a very busy person.

  35. Hello Joy. Well done.
    I am in Nigeria. I have contacted the IRS for EIN, and I have been given. But they said they will send me documents to complete by mail, and return to them in US, to formalise and get my EIN letter. So far, the IRS said I use my Nigerian address on the forms I am to complete and they have the address already through phone when i called them with my US number.
    I think the implication is that, when i finally submit the document to Stripe, it will show my NIgerian address. Do you think Stripe will still approve of it. If not, do you think the IRS will still allow me to enter a US address when I fill the documentations when the form is sent to me. I am presently expecting the form.
    They said I should return the form with my Nigerian CAC incorporation documents.
    Should i continue in this form?

  36. Thanks Joy for this detail tutorial.
    One question though; after successfully Form an LLC with EIN/TAX ID
    How do you handle the issue of tax with the US (IRS)?

  37. Hello Joy and thank you a lot for your relevant informations ;
    I have created an LLC using your link. I have one concern : I wonder if it’s not going to be a problem of us using the same shipito address for stripe. indeed i realized that shipito gives us the same address (3501 Jack Northrop Ave
    Suite #ANP197 Hawthorne, CA 90250 USA). Please answer to me
    thank you again.

    1. Hi, the shipito address is only for signing up for an LLC.
      On completion, IncAuthority gives you your Kentucky registered agent address and that’s what you will use to signup on stripe.

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