I tried to enroll Apple Developer Program with a different name, and I got an email that I should upload an ID to verify my identity. Is it possible to enroll without ID verification?

  • Welcome to Ask Different :) Are you trying to enroll as an individual or an organization? Can you share screenshot/information from the email that you received?
    – Nimesh Neema
    Jan 9, 2020 at 13:52
  • Thank you very much. As an individual. Jan 9, 2020 at 15:42
  • This is e-mail: To proceed with your Apple Developer Program enrollment, we must verify the identity of the developer who will be using the account. Please upload a copy of the developer’s photo ID. The ID must meet verification requirements for your region: • Government-issued (example: Passport / Driving License / ID card) • Valid (not expired) • Includes the name in Roman characters* * If the ID does not include a romanized name, you must also upload a solicitor-certified English translation. developer.apple.com/contact/file-upload Jan 9, 2020 at 15:43
  • Can you please specify which country are you from/trying to enroll into developer account from?
    – Nimesh Neema
    Jan 9, 2020 at 16:19
  • Turkey, does it depend on country? Jan 9, 2020 at 16:22

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In general, it seems to be a good idea that Apple is asking for your ID when you're trying to enroll with a different name than your own (I guess this is what you meant by a different name - unless you have two names somehow).

I have never heard of Apple asking for an ID, and then just somehow agreeing to go without ID for no apparent reason. But you could ask Apple to be allowed to enroll without showing an ID - they are afterall the only ones that can determine if you can enroll without it.

If you have problems with the ID, you might consider creating a limited liability company and applying for the developer program with that. However, it is usually not possible to create such a company without identifying yourself.

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