What is D-U-N-S Number is and how you can request one for your business!
You need to follow the necessary step to enrol in the Apple Developer program is acquiring a DUNS number. This article will review the qualifications to receive and request this.
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What is a D-U-N-S Number?
The D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit number used to identify business entities on a location-specific basis. Assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the D-U-N-S Number is widely used as a standard business identifier and must complete your Apple Developer Enrolment. It is used to check your organisation's identity and legal entity status as part of your enrolment verification process for the Apple Developer Program.
How to Request a D-U-N-S Number?
If your business is recognised as a legal entity, D&B may have already assigned your organisation a free D-U-N-S Number. Before enrolling, use the D-U-N-S Number lookup tool to see if you have one!
If Yes, you can proceed to complete your enrolment in Apple Developer.
If No, your company is not listed, you will have the option to submit your information to D&B for a free D-U-N-S Number. By check-marking the box and selecting ‘Submit’, you will give Apple authorisation to provide your business information to D&B.
Please note that you will be asked for the following information when requesting a D-U-N-S Number using the lookup tool:
Legal Entity Name
Your Contact Information
As part of D&B’s verification process, a D&B representative may contact you directly for more information (i.e., type of business, Number of employees). Please have your business registration documents readily available.
After requesting a D-U-N-S Number, please allow up to 5 business days to receive your Number from D&B. Expediting your D-U-N-S Number creation process will not shorten this waiting period. If your application has taken longer than two weeks to function, please contact D&B here.
Once you receive your D-U-N-S Number, please allow up to 2 business days for Apple to receive your information from D&B. After this period, you may move on to enrol as a ‘Company/Organisation’ in the Apple Developer program.
Once you have received your DUNS, you are ready to start your enrolment process.
If you have any questions throughout the process, please contact our customer success team at firstname.lastname@example.org We’re here to help!