Google Adsense PIN not received. Now what to do

As you may have already aware that Google sends you a PIN (Personal identification number) after you have crossed the threshold of $10, to verify that the home address you have provided is correct. You will not be paid until you verify your address but the problem is, in many areas Google PIN never reaches many publishers. Well, it is not a fault of Google; it is the problem we face due to bad postal services of our place.

You first PIN will be dispatched as soon as you cross the threshold of $10. But if you do not receive the PIN you can order additional two more PINs (you have to wait for at least two weeks before you can order another letter containing your PIN). But if the first PIN do not reach you, chances are the second and third one will also be undelivered.

What to do then.

You need not to worry. Firstly do not just keep waiting for the first PIN to come, order the second
and third PIN as soon as the option appears. In case you received the second PIN after ordering the third one, or received the first PIN after ordering the second PIN, you can enter PIN from any of the three letters you receive as all the three letters contains the same PIN.

If you have not received any of the first two PINs, then before ordering the third one, prepare an official ID proof which have your name and address written clearly on it. This is an alternate method to verify your address if none of the three PINs reaches you. Four weeks, after you have ordered the third PIN, an option to verify your address by sending an official ID proof will appear. You can send any of the following ID proofs-
1.    Your government ID proof.
2.    Your voter ID card.
3.    Passport
4.    Driving license
5.    Bank statement

The only requirement is that the “payee name” and your “address” should be clearly written on it. Also I will recommend sending a scanned copy of your ID proof instead of clicking a photograph. Do not crop the image not even the corners. You address will be verified within 24 hours and your hold will be removed. :-) 

Some FAQ about the matter-

1. Can my address proof be in any language?
Answer- Your address proof should be in a language supported by Google Adsense. If your address proof is in language which your blog/website has (blog/website you are having Google Ads on) then it is most likely to be supported by Adsense. Else you can check this list of supported languages-
https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/9727?hl=en

2. What if any on the PIN reaches me after I have sent the address proof?
Answer- Then you can keep the PIN somewhere safe, reminding you of bad postal service of your place. (Just want to make the point that it is of no use now)

3. What are the ID proofs I can use to verify my Address?
Answer- The list in given above, if you have missed out it is in the 4th paragraph.

4. How much time will it take to verify my address after I have sent the address proof?
Answer- Most of the times, within 24 hours your address will get verified and the hold will be removed but it may take up to 48 hours under certain circumstances.

If you are facing any other problem in the issue or have more questions then please leave a comment in the comment section below.

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