Google Adsense Alert: PIN and Address Verification Process in Minutes

Finally I got approved for adsense but just after earning a few dollars google adsense started displaying alerts in my adsense dashboard. After earning $10 they alert me with a message that my earnings are on hold and I have to verify my residential address via a personal unique PIN (pin send by google to me in a letter) before I can withdraw my earnings.

Problem: Google Adsense mailed me all 3 letters (having PIN) but I received None. Even after waiting for 4 months after the release of 1st PIN I didn’t received it. After 6 months of sending 1st pin Google temporarily stopped displaying ads on my blog and on the other hand asked me to wait for at least 4 weeks to receive the latest PIN they had send. So I was going to lose my 1 month adsense earning? Or I am just going to end up on hold forever? Read the post to resolve all these issue in a few minutes.

The red color alert message that you may see in your adsense account dashboard after earning $10 is “Your payments are currently on hold. Action is required to release payment. More details.” Or ultimately after 6 months (from the day when first verification PIN was sent) “Your pages are displaying blank ad units because you haven’t yet verified your PIN and/or phone number. See the Payment History page for more details.” These all message appears because you haven’t verified or we failed to verify our address with google. The best solution is to verify your address with google adsense to get rid of this issue.

Verify Address with Google Adsense Using PIN Verification

As soon as you reach $10 amount, request google to send you your verification letter (PIN for address verification). After 4 weeks of release of first PIN you can request for a new pin, if you’re lucky you may receive google letter (Same PIN is mailed all the three time so no need to worry whichever you receive first). But if you’re one the guy who didn’t received any mail or PIN then you can switch to second option that is better.

Google Adsense Address Verification FAQ:

Google Adsense: Address Verification without using PIN

Here is the surprise for you… those PIN’s for which you are waiting for many months aren’t necessary or mandatory for address verification process. You can also choose this method if you don’t want to get into the pain of waiting PIN’s.

My Story: I got my adsense approved! 6th month passed and I found that I didn’t even received the second PIN and decided to request last remaining 3rd pin but unfortunately before requesting it I got message alert in my adsense account’s dashboard “Your pages are displaying blank ad units because you haven’t yet verified your PIN and/or phone number. See the Payment History page for more details.” But I didn’t understand it because my site was still showing ads therefore I requested the last 3rd PIN but next day I found my site was not displaying any ads (pain!), I Googled and luckily found some details at google forum and saved by the alternative and quick method.

To verify your address with google adsense you have to send them your address id proof, it may be anything that is recognizable and provided to you by your Govt. I provided them my Driving License and within 4-5 hours everything was fixed and ads started to appear with no red alert/message in my google adsense account. Go to following links and submit details.

Verify Address:

Verify Phone Number (After uploading documents):

You’ll be going to get acknowledgement/success message too.

After providing a clear snap of my driving license to them, they removed all red alerts from my adsense account and everything is fine now. I can now withdraw my money and do not have to worry about PIN verification. They really did this great job in just 4-5 hours and that’s simply awesome. I received the following mail from google adsense:



Thank you for sending your proof of identity.

I’m happy to let you know that this fulfills the address verification requirement for AdSense. You no longer need to enter a PIN.


The Google AdSense Team


I hope you’ll also get all your issues sorted out and will be free from PIN and address verification process. Wish you Success!


Himanshu Negi is a well coded tech package. He is a Computer Science student and Admin of this blog. His interest lies in Coding, Programming, Hacking and Everything related to Computers and Internet.

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31 Responses to "Google Adsense Alert: PIN and Address Verification Process in Minutes"

  1. Akash Deep Satpathi says:

    It’s good but if those three PIN code letters can’t come so what about the Payment cheque? :(

    • Hello Akash Deep, PIN’s are send via normal postal service while the check is send via reputed courier service of respective country i.e. Blue Dart in India. Blue Dart is a nice trusted courier service.

  2. Rahul K says:

    Thanks for the info…i havent received my PIN from last 4 weeks, now planing for alternative method.

  3. Darlius says:

    Man thanks a million time, my ads where not showing on website but i activated via phone and after 3 hrs, my ads are up again. i was going to wait for months to receive the mail to get the PIN.

  4. raj says:

    Hey i have the same problem. I reached to threshold amount just 2 months ago. they sent me pin 2 times but till not received any pin.As you said that we can remove alert by providing documents but i am living in small village so i provided my relative’s address in adsense. So how can i give my id with their address? Is there any solution for this situation.

    • Hello Raj,

      You can ask your relatives to send you their telephone bill, electricity bill or any other document that can be validated by Google Adsense. Once they send you, just provide it to Google Adsense and Enjoy!

  5. Raman Sharma says:

    Hello Himanshu, I’ve also the same problem.. My last PIN request is in running and 2 weeks are remaining. May I attach my Voter Card Now ??

  6. Nitesh Kumar says:

    Thank you so much! I have the same problem you had. I am using Google Adsense for YouTube channels and earned about $11,000 in three months. My 3 PIN requests are now over. Your information is really precious to me.:) Can i use my Election I.D. Card for verification? If i can; what i should, take a good photo or by digital scanning? Please reply!

    • Hello Nitesh Kumar,

      First of all, congratulation for your earnings! And yes you can use you Election ID card. You can take a high quality photo or digitally scan it (as you prefer) but mind that information/details should be easily recognizable and readable.

  7. Nitesh Kumar says:

    I wanna ask one thing! There is a little misspelling in my Adsense payee name which does not effect pronounciation. I can’t edit my payee name because that option is not available in India. Will it effect my payment? I hope you can solve my problem. Thank you!

    • Google Adsense will be sending you check with your payee name. So, if there is mistake in payee name then how you are going to cash that? It’s a big issue!

      • Nitesh Kumar says:

        I am only 16 and i used my father name for payment. Actually, there is a problem in second name. The bank account uses this title “Chaudhary” & I entered this in Adsense form “Choudhary”. So, i am in tention what will happen?

  8. irfan says:

    thanks a lot for sharing such a kind information,,,i was also facing the same problem,,,!!

  9. Rohan gurung says:

    My adsense account is on hold bcoz i m still waiting for pin number.
    I got the mail from adsense team –

    you’ve passed the payment threshold, but your AdSense account is on hold. In order to receive your AdSense payment later this month, please remove your hold(s) by the end of the day Pacific time (GMT -8 hours) on the 15th of this month; otherwise you will not be included in this month’s disbursement.
    Will i lost my all money from my account .
    What should i do?
    I have €288

  10. Sonisa Noun says:

    Hello. Your article is useful and I’m having a bit of concern with my Adsense account too. I live in Cambodia which the postal service is not that convenient. I’ve requested 2 pins already and I also see this in Verify address

    “If you don’t receive your PIN within 4 weeks of this date, please complete this form and attach a digital image of a government issued ID card, bank statement, or telephone bill displaying your payee name and mailing address as it appears in your account. Please note that we’re only able to accept information printed in one of our supported languages.

    Once we receive your email, we’ll respond within 2-3 days regarding your PIN verification status.”

    SO…When should I upload that government issued ID card? Anyway, my government issued ID card is not in English so what should I upload then? Do they accept passport? The Passport doesn’t include my address.

    • I understand that it’s hard to successfully get you Adsense PIN, therefor I have written this tutorial. Yes you have to upload a government ID or official document. Checkout their supported languages, might be you ar e lucky and have your language listed. For more information you have read their help pages.

  11. Ajeet says:

    hi, i have question.. my google earning is around 200$ and they just send me the first pin but after 3 weeks … i don’t get it… so, either apply for 2nd pin can i just upload my documents…

    please answer me… it gonna be a big relief if your answer … BTW very informative post… :)

    • It’s your choice. You have reached threshold amount already and I can understand you are excited for your first Google Adsense check. So, why don’t you just upload the documents.

      BTW according to Google you should first apply for all the three PINs and in case you don’t receive any of them, then you are eligible to go through this verification step. But you can surely go with either option!

  12. Gianne Paula Lopez says:

    My adsense is already activated on my youtube and blogger, but I didn’t receive any verification email that my adsense was succesful, what would be the problem with this? Thanks

  13. Tahmina Faiz says:

    What kinds of document i can attached? Could i attached our national Id, Birthday certificate or passport scanned copy?????

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