What identity verification documents do I need?

Steward Team Updated by Steward Team

To ensure the secure transfer of funds on the Steward platform, businesses will be required to verify their identity with Steward's payment facilitator.

When prompted, the below documents can be used to verify:

To identify an individual:

  • A current, valid passport
  • A current state-issued driver's license

To identify an entity (your business/farm):

Be sure to select 'Other' as your document type when uploading any business-specific documents.

  • Limited Liability Corporation (LLC): EIN Letter (IRS-issued SS4 confirmation letter)
  • Partnership: EIN Letter (IRS-issued SS4 confirmation letter)
  • Trust: Trust agreement
  • Corporation: Articles of incorporation
  • Non Profit: Articles of incorporation
  • Sole Proprietorship: One or more of the following, as applicable to your sole proprietorship: 
    • Fictitious Business Name Statement
    • Certificate of Assumed Name
    • Business License
    • Sales/Use Tax License
    • Registration of Trade Name
    • EIN documentation (IRS-issued SS4 confirmation letter)
    • Color copy of a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g., a driver’s license, passport, or state ID card)

Other business documents may be acceptable on a case by case basis with approval from our payment facilitator. These include any US government entity (federal, state, local) issued business formation or licensing exhibiting the name of the business, or any business formation documents exhibiting the name of the business entity in addition to being filed and stamped by a US government entity. Examples include:

  • Filed and stamped Articles of Organization or Incorporation
  • Sales/Use Tax License
  • Business License
  • Certificate of Good Standing

Note: Steward supports the following file types for personal identity verification - .jpg, .jpeg and .pngBusiness files can be uploaded in .pdf format

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