As a regulated financial services company, we are required to identify our customers, to ensure compliance with applicable laws, and to keep our platform safe for customer use. We need to verify your identity to ensure we remain in compliance with Anti-Money Laundering requirements. Please see section 2 of the Circle Invest User Agreement for more information.
For any Circle account, we require you sign up with an email address, phone number, and name, but to get started with Circle Invest we will also need the following:
- Date of birth
- Your home address
- Last 4 digits of your Social Security number
Those pieces of information are instrumental to verifying your identity, but if we are still having trouble doing so, we might request additional information in-app, including the following:
- A government issued photo ID
- A selfie image
Please note: if your device is rooted, you will not be able to complete this process on your mobile device. Instead, you can log into your Circle account by going to www.circle.com on a laptop or desktop computer and complete the process there.
We are not able to accept emailed copies of ID for verification purposes.