When you create a Coinbase account, we need to verify your identity. This process is called know-your-customer (KYC) and is required by law in most jurisdictions. We use an automated system to verify your identity, which takes into account a number of factors including your:
Date of birth
Country of residence
The amount of time it takes to verify your identity can vary depending on which factors our system takes into account. In most cases, it should only take a few minutes.
NOTE: WARNING: Please be aware that the timeline for restoring restricted Coinbase accounts can vary significantly depending on a variety of factors. Coinbase may require additional information from you in order to review and restore your account. It is also important to understand that Coinbase may choose not to restore your account if it finds that you have violated its terms of service. Please ensure you understand Coinbase’s terms of service before attempting to unrestrict your account.
However, if we are unable to verify your identity using our automated system, we may require you to submit additional documentation. This process is called manual review and can take up to a few days.