Hey guys! Binance has introduced a new account verification process for the Nigerian Community, allowing users to complete KYC for more seamlessly.
This is a good news to all the Nigerians Binancians as it’s now made easy to verify your account on the platform using NIN number or BVN number without the usual photo snap or screenshot of ID card.
Below is the official statement from Binance team;
We are glad to announce that you can now verify your Binance account in minutes by using your BVN or NINnumber. The good part? You don’t have to upload any of them, you just input either of the numbers and if valid, it will be processed.
Previously, users could only use their Identification Card, International Passport, or Driver’s License to complete KYC. Following the latest system update, users can now complete account verification with their Bank Verification Number (BVN) or National Identification Number (NIN) as well.
Account Verification Requirements for Naira (NGN) Fiat Channels
Why is Account Verification required for Naira (NGN) Fiat Channels?
Binance is committed to maintaining the highest standards of Know Your Customer (KYC), Anti-Money Laundering, and Counter-Terrorism Financing (CFT) compliance to prevent abuse of its products and services for money laundering and terrorist financing purposes. To achieve this, Binance has implemented sophisticated compliance and monitoring systems for its fiat gateways, which include daily monitoring tools such as on-chain monitoring for cryptocurrency transactions. Identification and verification of all its users allow Binance to protect its users and prevent fraud, on top of meeting its AML/CFT obligations.
Account Verification Levels
There are 3 account verification levels and here’s what you need to know about each of them:
Level 1: Basic Information and ID Verification
By passing level 1 KYC verification, you can access to:
Information required to move to Level 1 includes:
Full Name (first, middle and last)
Date of birth
Users must also submit a copy of a Government-issued identity document as well as a selfie of yourself.
Accepted Government-issued identity documents:
Bank Verification Number (BVN)
National identification Number (NIN)
Level 2: Address Authentication
Level 2 Account verification provides you access to:
If you are a level 1 verified user and want to be a Level 2 verified user, you will need to provide proof of your address document. Here’s a list of documents you can submit as proof of your address:
Utility bill (electricity, water, waste disposal, internet etc.)
For the above documents, please note that your address must be shown in full and that the name on the document must be similar to what was in the Government-issued identity document you submitted for Level 1. Also, the document must not be older than 3 months and the document issuer must be visible.
Level 3: Source of Wealth Declaration Form Review
Level 3 Source of Wealth Declaration Form review provides you access to:
If you are a level 2 verified user and want to upgrade your account to Level 3, you will need to fill the Source of Wealth Declaration Form. This refers to the origin of how you obtained your entire body of wealth. If you are a Level 3 user who would like a limit higher than the default amount, kindly contact the Customer Support team.