How do I get my GCash fully verified?
If you want to get your GCash fully verified, you only need to follow certain steps. These are easy and they wouldn’t take even 5 minutes!
Here’s the complete guide.
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How to Get Fully Verified in GCash
To verify your GCash account, just follow the steps below:
1. Open your GCash app. You need to have already created a GCash account by this point. If not, you can easily create one using your number in under a minute!
2. Tap the menu and select the “Verify Now”.
3. Tap the “Get Fully Verified” button.
4. Next, choose your valid ID. Ideally GCash recommends valid IDs such as Driver’s License, Passport and UMID. If you don’t have any of these, just make sure it’s a government-issued ID.
5. Take a photo of your valid ID. Make sure it’s clear and well-lit.
6. Next, you’ll take a selfie and position your face within the frame. Make sure that it’s not blurry and it’s also well-lit.
7. Then, you’ll just need to review the information you provided and then tap the confirmation of the Terms and Conditions. Then, tap “Confirm” and you’re done!
How to verify GCash using student ID
If you’re a student, it makes sense that you still don’t have any valid IDs. But even so, you can still get your GCash verified just by following these steps!
1. Open your GCash app and go to the Help center.
2. Tap “Submit a Ticket”.
3. In the Concern Category, select My GCash Account > I need assistance to get fully verified > My valid ID is not on the list.
4. Then, just fill in the information required and submit a clear photo of your student ID with the front and back. Aside from that, you’ll be asked to submit a selfie, 3 specimens of your signature as well as your school registration/enrollment form.
5. Then, just submit it and wait for them to contact you.
GCash Fully Verified Benefits
Before you try to verify your GCash account, it’s important to know why you should verify in the first place. What’s in it for you?
Since GCash is a digital wallet, you’ll need to verify your identity to access many features today. These include:
- Offline cash-in
- Pay bills
- Buy load
- AMEX Virtual Pay
- Pay QR
- GCash Mastercard
- Send Money
- Cash out
- Save Money
- Bank Transfer
- Card transactions
- Invest Money
- Online cash-in
- International remittance
As you can see, there are a lot of awesome features you can access today just by verifying your account! Besides, it’s so easy to verify your account today that it only takes around 5-10 minutes.
Only the first five features are available for those who just have a Basic or unverified account.
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What to do with GCash Verification Problems?
If your verification failed, it may be due to a number of reasons. But the good thing is that you can easily reapply to verify your account again. This time, you just need to make sure that you’re following the instructions right.
The most common issues with GCash verifications are:
- Photo errors
- ID validation problems
- ID isn’t accepted
- Additional requirements for foreign nationals
- Existing request for manual verification
If you believe that your problem lies in one of these, then it can easily be fixed.
For photo errors, you must ensure that your face is well-lit, clear, you have a shirt on and you’re the only one on the photo.
For faster ID validation, you submit any of these:
- Driver’s license
- Philhealth card
- Philippine Passport
- Philippine Postal ID
- PRC ID
- SSS ID
- UMID ID
- Voter’s ID
You may also submit your Pag-IBIG ID or National ID but it will result in a longer verification process as you’ll need to manually input the details in the app.
If you’re a foreign national, it’s recommended that you submit either your Alien Certification of Registration or Passport.
How many days to get fully verified on GCash?
It takes just 5 minutes to follow the verification process so you can get your account from Basic to Fully Verified. You’ll just wait for 30 minutes for GCash representatives to verify your application. But if you upgrade to Fully Verified with Linked Bank, it usually takes under a day.
How to Know if your GCash is fully verified?
You can easily check if your GCash is fully verified through the GCash app > Profile > and look if Fully Verified is checked. You’ll see three levels here: Basic level, Semi-Verified and Fully Verified. If you’re fully verified, you should get a check mark beside your profile picture too.
Can I cash out GCash even if I’m not fully verified?
No. You need to upgrade your account from Basic to Fully Verify in order to cash out your money from GCash. However, you can still cash-in to your account using over-the-counter methods.
Can I use GCash even if it’s not verified?
Yes, you can still use GCash even if you’re not fully verified. However, your account is considered Basic so it can only access limited features such as:
- Pay Bills
- Buy load
- Borrow Load
- Book Movies
If you want to cash out or access other features, you’ll need to verify your account. Verifying your account can be easily done within 5 minutes (see the steps above).
Can I have 2 verified GCash account?
Yes, you can have 2 or more GCash accounts under your name. However, you can only register for one GCash account per mobile number. Take note that GCash only allows up to 5 GCash accounts with 5 unique mobile numbers.
Do I need to get verified again for other accounts if I am already verified?
Yes, you still need to undergo the KYC process for your new GCash account even if you already have one that is fully verified.
You need to present an ID again and fill out the required details just like how you did on your first account.
This is because anyone could put whatever name they want on their GCash accounts such as scammers.
If you are having different GCash accounts, then you need to verify each one of them.
Why am I still getting an error in verification while following instructions?
Even if you have an accepted ID and you are closely following the instructions during the KYC process, it is possible that your verification may be denied.
While this can be random, one possible reason for this is a technical problem due to your phone.
One workaround is to look for a friend who already got their account verified using their own phone.
They can log out of their account to let you log in, and process your verification process from there.
Take note that you do not need to insert your sim card to their own phone, as you just need to provide the OTP to successfully link the device to your GCash account.
Just keep your account logged in until you are verified, so you can see the notification status from the GCash app.
You will also receive a notification SMS on your own number.
If my valid IDs are stolen, can those be used to make a scammer GCash account?
If you lost your wallet with valid IDs in them, they might be used by evil actors to try to make a GCash account under your name.
The good thing though is GCash requires a selfie verification with the ID.
Unless the individual looks exactly like you, there is nothing much to worry about GCash.
Don’t forget though to remain vigilant because your IDs can be used for other nefarious purposes, so make sure to report them as stolen to your barangay, local police station.
That may prove helpful in the event that you discover you are a victim of identity theft, where you have debt or other negative records under your name.
In this unfortunate situation, you need to report the incident to the NBI as recommended by GCash.
If I am a minor, who should register to GCash?
For individuals below 18 years of age, you will definitely need the assistance of your parent or guardian in order to be fully verified.
You need to provide the verified GCash account number and name of your parent or guardian.
Instead of you, they will be the one to take a selfie with your ID, which could be a student ID if you do not have other valid IDs.
Can I use TIN id for GCash verification?
Yes, TIN ID is a valid government ID accepted by GCash. You can also use UMID, Driver’s License, Philhealth Card, Passport and other government IDs to be verified.
As you can see, getting verified is easy when you just follow the steps. Save this post or share it to your friends/family who need it now! You can also ask us any questions about GCash in the comments below.