Persons in Germany who run a business need at least a tax number and a trade license.

Companies in Germany (partnerships: UG, GmbH, AG) require a VAT ID (DE...) and a trade license/commercial register extract.

Persons/companies within the EU require a VAT ID (XX...) and proof that a company/business exists.

Companies located outside the EU do not need a tax number but do need proof that a company/business exists.

After you click on Accept and start button at validation.com, you will be asked to perform the next mandatory steps:

  1. Take a picture of you (selfie) with your device camera (web camera or phone camera).
    Be sure that you are dressed. 
  2. Take a photo of your ID card/passport with your device camera (web camera or phone camera).
    Be sure that your personal data in the photo are easy to read.
  3. Upload a trade license (for companies also the extract from the commercial register or VAT exemption for freelancers) as a PDF file.
    It is allowed to upload only the document name and the document itself. Document formats other than PDF are not accepted.
  4. Upload the certificate from the tax office (tax number, VAT ID, or VAT exemption for freelancers) as a PDF file.
    It is allowed to upload only the document name and the document itself. Document formats other than PDF are not accepted.

Attention! Please be aware that all four steps are mandatory. It is also obligatory to upload all required documents.

Read more: User validation at CopeCart

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