Required Documentation for Merchant Approval

To facilitate the application process, please prepare the documents outlined below which are required to approve and open a merchant account. In some cases, additional documentation or supporting evidence is required.


Business License or Articles of Incorporation

Formal documents that establish your business as a registered company or corporation in the United States. These documents must be registered with your local governing body and filed with the Secretary of State.

articles of incorporation
business license

Current Driver’s License or Passport

A full-color scan or picture of the driver’s license or passport of the business owner as shown below. The ID provided must match the name of the merchant account application.

copy of identification
copy of passport

Business Banking Statements for Previous 3 Months

Full monthly business bank statements from the previous 3 months obtained either from your business banks’ online banking or mail delivery. The statements must be in PDF format if downloaded from online banking or clearly scanned copies of every page from monthly mail statements. For businesses less than 3 months old, please send the personal statements of the company’s owner for the previous 3 months.

business banking statements
bank balance statement

Credit Card Processing Statements for Previous Three Months

If you previously held or currently hold a merchant account, please provide credit card processing statements from the last 3 months the account was in use. The statements must be in PDF format if downloaded from your merchant account provider’s online login or clearly scanned copies of every page from mail statements. Businesses that have never held a merchant account may skip this requirement.

credit card processing summary

Voided Business Check or Bank Letter

It is required that your company name is printed on the voided check. Personal or temporary checks are not acceptable. If you are unable to provide a business check, ask your banker to provide a letter, on your bank's letterhead, stating [Your Business Name's] account with [Your Account Number] is in good standing” along with all of the following:

  1. Your Business Name
  2. Your Business Bank Account Number
  3. Your Business Account Routing Number
  4. Your bank's contact information
  5. Your banker’s signature
voided check

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