FAQs > Setting Up an Account > Identification Process

Q: What kinds of identification are required for signing up and why?

A photo of a government-issued ID is required for authentication because of the stringent application requirements needed to obtain this identification. The piece of ID is validated by Vesta Equity using state-of-the-art KYC/AML services and ensures that your account is protected against unauthorized access. This method of verification is common in applications involving transactions with high-value assets on the internet, particularly with financial investments and real estate.