How it works


When you’re asked for an ID, you’ll need to


Upload a photo of a government ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.


You have 3 options for adding your ID:




Completing this process isn’t a guarantee of someone’s identity, or an assurance that interacting with them will be safe. Always use your own best judgement, and follow our safety tips for guests and hosts.


Your ID will never be shared with a host or anyone else who uses Stay Native


If you need to come back and finish adding your ID later, that’s fine. Just go to your profile to complete the verification process.



Types of ID


You can add the following types of government ID:



It needs to be an official government-issued ID—not an ID for a school, library, gym, etc.—that also includes a photo of you.


We will need a picture of the front and one of the back.


If you add a passport, make sure the photo includes the numbers located at the bottom of the page with your picture.



To verify your physical address (Not Po box) you can add:


An Insurance document, a bank statement, or a Utility bill. We only need to see the page that has your address on it.

What gets shared with your host



The following will never be shared with your host or anyone else who uses Stay Native:





We take privacy seriously. The information you provide during the process of adding your government ID is governed by our Privacy policy and sent to us and our third-party partners using SSL—the same secure encryption that websites use to transmit credit card numbers. Our third-party partners handle this info according to our Privacy Policy.


The storage of your government ID photo is governed by our Privacy Policy which describes our efforts to protect your information.


Other ways ID info may be used


When you and other guests and hosts provide a government ID it builds trust in the Stay Native community. It also helps us keep Stay Native secure, fight fraud, and more. We may use the information from an ID to better protect all guests and hosts. An ID helps us to check that everyone is who they say they are—and we can therefore do an even better job of keeping fraudulent users away from Stay Native. We can also keep accounts more secure.