Identity Documents

Identity Document Collection

Plastiq Connect APIs allow you to optionally collect a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) upfront for all your Payers. This can be useful for identity verification during Payment underwriting.

Using Post Payers To Collect Identity Documents

When you call Plastiq Connect's POST Payers endpoint, you can create the Payer object with an attached identity document.

Using Patch Payers To Collect Identity Documents

Alternatively, you may not want to collect sensitive personal information upfront and would rather request for this information given stronger customer intent to make a Payment.

In this scenario, you want to add identity documents to the Payer after you've already created it.

We recommend the use of the PATCH Payers endpoint to add identity documents to an existing Payer.

Acceptable Identity Documents

You only need to provide an identity type and identity value; there is no need to collect and transmit a stored form of the physical identity document.

Plastiq currently accepts 5 different identity document types:

  • US_TIN - Taxpayer Identification Number (US)
  • US_EIN - Employer Identification Number (US)
  • US_SSN - Social Security Number (US)
  • ALIEN_REGISTRATION_NUMBER - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Number (US)
  • PASSPORT_NUMBER - The number on your government-issued passport

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