Getting Verified on Instagram should be a thing of stress that’s why Today, I’ll show you how to get verified on Instagram

Since 2019 to date, anyone can request an official verification badge directly through Instagram.

Don’t believe anyone selling you verification. I don’t and I never did. I also don’t work at/for Instagram, so I won’t be able to help you troubleshoot any of your problems. You can contact Instagram support following this guide.

Before I go any further it’s really important to understand and know who can get verified n IG and its Requirements.

Now, What are the Requirements to Get Verified on Instagram?

Instagram looks at 4 factors to determine whether your account is worthy of the blue badge. These are:

  1. Authenticity: Your account must represent a real person, registered business, or entity.
  2. Uniqueness: Your account must be the unique presence of the person or business it represents. Only one account per person or business may be verified, with exceptions for language-specific accounts. Compilation accounts or accounts that don’t post original content won’t be verified (e.g. rap videos, funny memes, fan pages, etc).
  3. Completeness: Your account privacy must be set to public. It should also have a bio, profile photo, and at least one post (more posts is better). Your profile can’t contain “add me” links to other social media services.
  4. Noteworthiness: Your account must represent a well-known, highly searched-for person, brand or entity. They want accounts that are featured in multiple news sources and don’t consider paid or promotional content as sources for review.

Also, needless to say, your account also needs to follow Instagram’s Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.

The following steps will show you-

 How to apply to get verified on Instagram

Applying to get verified on Instagram only takes a few moments. Here’s how to do it in 3 easy steps.

Step 1: Log in

Log into your account. If you have more than one Instagram account, make sure you’re logged into the account you want to verify.

Step 2: Request verification

1. Tap the menu icon in the top right corner of your profile.

2.  Click the Settings gear icon at the bottom of the screen

3. Tap on Account

4. Tap Request Verification

Step 3: Confirm your identity

1. Fill in your Instagram account name and complete the following fields:

Full Name: Your full, legal name, as it appears on your government-issued identification.

Known As:  Use the name that people generally know you as. This could be your name or the name of your company. For example, if you usually go by a nickname or use your middle name instead of your first name, enter that information here.

Category: You can choose from news/media, sports, government/politics, music, fashion, entertainment, blogger/influencer, business/brand/organization, or others.

Pick the one that makes the most sense for your Instagram account.

2. Upload a copy of your government-issued photo ID or an official business document. 

For an individual, you could use a driver’s license, passport, or government-issued identity card.

For a business, you could use a tax return, a utility bill in your company name, or your articles of incorporation. Make sure the name on your document matches the name you entered above.

3. Tap Send.

Once you hit the send button, Instagram will review your application for verification.

Among other factors, they will be looking to “confirm the authenticity, uniqueness, completeness, and notability” of your account as I explained earlier in this article

After reviewing your application, Instagram will notify you whether your request is approved or denied.

You’ll see the message in your Instagram notifications. But don’t expect a response right away. There’s no specified timeline for how long the process takes, but it’s generally at least a couple of days.

Extra Bonus Tip

  • The guidelines say that you have to have at least one post to be considered for verification. But, realistically, you should not apply until you have a more robust Instagram presence than that.
  • An inactive account is not a great candidate for Instagram verification. To boost your chances of getting the blue badge, make sure to post new content regularly.
  • Do get your follower count up
  • There’s no longer a set number of required followers to get verified on Instagram. But, keep in mind that one of the requirements for verification is being “notable.” More followers is a key indicator of noteworthiness.


That is how you apply for verification on Instagram.

If you were successful in following these steps, please drop a comment with your username so I can check it out and give you a follow!

Keep in mind that even if your account is eligible for verification, submitting a request doesn’t guarantee that your account will be verified.

Can you reapply for verification if you are denied?

Yes, you will just need to wait 30 days before you Re-Apply.