What is Know Your Customer (KYC) when buying crypto?

Know Your Customer (KYC) is a process financial institutions use to identify and verify a user when they open an account.


Users who use a third-party to buy crypto on Uniswap are required to go through the KYC process.


The process and documents required for KYC may vary based on the user’s country of residence. Uniswap Labs doesn’t have access to any KYC data.


What documentation may a user expect to submit?

  • National ID
  • Passport
  • Drivers License
  • Bank statement (issued within the last 3 months)
  • Utility statement (issued within the last 3 months)
  • A 3D Liveness Check or Selfie (camera access required)

Users may be prompted to submit this information when attempting to buy crypto on the Uniswap for the first time.


Once verified, a user should not have to complete this process again.


If you have issues with your transaction, or need additional support, please reach out to the support team of the provider you are buying crypto from:


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