Facebook’s Verification Guidelines
Not everyone can get a green check on Facebook because there are a lot of rules that you need to follow and meet to get this. There are four verification guidelines that are particularly important:
– Authenticity: Your Facebook Page must represent a registered business/organization or a real public figure.
– Completeness: Your page or account must have an active presence i.e. a complete About section, profile, cover photo and at least one post.
– Celebrity: Your page must be of a famous brand, organization or individual. Facebook evaluates accounts that receive online mentions (paid mentions do not count).
– Uniqueness: You can only have a single account for your brand or individual, or have multiple accounts in different languages.
How to set a green tick on Facebook
Verification on Facebook is free, but it’s still worth the effort to set up your Page to meet Facebook’s criteria. Before submitting a verification request, review your page for accuracy, information such as email, bio, business description is complete or not. The purpose of this information is to make your site “reliable and legitimate”.
Step 1: Access the Verification Request Page here.
Step 2: Choose the verification type
You can verify your Page or profile, but be aware of the approval criteria involved in verifying the profile. You need a lot of followers to prove your page qualifies for a green tick.
Step 3: Select Page or Profile to verify
If you want to verify your profile, please provide your profile URL here.
Step 4: Choose a category for the object
Facebook only offers a few categories for you to choose from. If you can’t find a suitable option just select “Other”.
Step 5: Add country
Step 6: Attach required identification documents
If verification is for one person, Facebook requires you to upload an official ID (CMT/CCCD) photo with the name and date of birth of the person you’re verifying.
To verify a business, organization, or other non-personal legal entity, you will need to provide documentation that includes the organization’s official seal or watermark.
– Organization’s phone or utility bill.
– Certificate of establishment
– Terms of establishment
– Tax or tax exemption documents belonging to your organization.
Step 7: Details the reason you want to verify
The next step to being verified on Facebook is to tell Facebook why your Page or profile should be verified.
Step 8: Submit the form
Once you’ve filled out the form and attached the appropriate documentation, it’s time to submit your verification request by clicking Submit in the lower-right corner of the screen.
Step 9: Wait
After doing all the above steps, all you need to do is wait. Facebook does not guarantee response times, which typically range from 48 hours to 45 days. If you’re trying to verify a business account on Facebook, it will take longer as Facebook will need to manually review your documents.