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:
Take a photo of your ID using your phone
Take a photo using your computer’s or mobile device’s web camera
Upload an existing photo of 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.
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.
The first name on your ID
Whether you’re over or under 25 years old
Whether your ID has been successfully added
Your profile photo and profile name
The following will never be shared with your host or anyone else who uses Stay Native:
The photo of your ID
All other details and numbers on your ID except your first name.
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.