Social Media Instagram How to Get Verified on Instagram It's not easy, but sometimes patience pays off by Scott Orgera Writer Scott Orgera is a former writer who covering tech since 2007. 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Use Instagram on a PC or Mac Get Instagram for iPad What is the Galaxy S10 Instagram Mode? View Instagram on the Web Online Connect Instagram to Facebook Tools for Posting From the Desktop Tweet Share Email Getting verified on Instagram adds a perceived level of credibility to your account that no number of followers can provide. You don't have to hire a publicist to get Instagram verified. If you want the coveted blue check mark next to your name, submit a verification request form. Then, wait for Instagram to review it and determine the authenticity and notability of your account. Instructions in this article apply to the Instagram app for iOS and Android. How to Request Instagram Verification When you submit a verification request form, include a government-issued photo ID to confirm your name and date of birth. This ID can be a driver's license, passport, national ID card, tax filing document, or utility bill. After you take a clear picture of the document with your phone, submit the form. To request a verification badge from Instagram: Tap your profile picture in the lower-right corner. Tap the hamburger menu in the upper-right corner. Tap Settings. Tap Account. Tap Request Verification. Enter the requested information and upload your ID, then tap Send. Expect to wait after submitting the request. After Instagram reviews the request, they notify you and tell you if your request was confirmed or denied. If Instagram turns down your account, submit a new request after 30 days. What Does It Take to Get Verified on Instagram? The Instagram Help Center lists the requirements for Instagram verification and the community guidelines that must be followed. Instagram suggests a few methods for proving your profile's authenticity, such as linking to your profile from your Facebook page, Twitter account, and official website if you have one. Get Instagram Verified With a Publicist Some publicists and specialty companies offer services that allegedly help your Instagram account get verified. There's no way to guarantee that what they do works, so you'll take a chance with your money if you choose to hire someone to help you get verified. Certain publicists have the clout and connections to lobby on your behalf to Instagram. In certain cases, Instagram considers these individuals or agencies to be media partners who often have direct access to make a case for you. Finding a reputable company to assist in this area is tricky. Many publicists claim to possess the ability to get you verified. Still, only a few have a legitimate shot. Before you reach out to anyone, search the web for reviews and customer-driven details about their past services. How Do Brands, Celebrities, and Other Well-Known Figures Get Verified? Getting verified on Instagram can be a long shot if you aren't an established company or an individual in the public eye. If you fall into one of these categories, Instagram may review your account and proactively add the blue check mark without any action on your part. In other instances, lobbying through a publicist or other agency can kickstart the process.