The blue verification badge lets people know that a Page or profile of public interest is authentic.

Facebook apply the blue verification badge to eligible brands, media organizations and public figures. Eligibility for the blue verification badge is based on a variety of factors, such as account completeness, policy compliance and public interest.

If your account doesn’t have a blue verification badge, there are other ways to help let people know that you’re authentic. For example, you can link to your Facebook profile or Page from your official website, Instagram profile or Twitter account.

To request a blue verification badge, your Page or profile must comply with Facebook’s terms of service and have the following:

A cover photo

A profile photo

A name that follows Facebook’s guidelines

Content posted to the account
“Follow” enabled (profiles only)

You can submit a request by clicking

Facebook require a copy of your official government-issued photo identification (example: passport, driver’s license, national identification card) to validate your request. Facebook encourage you to include additional information to help them better review your request. Please include a few sentences explaining why the account should receive the blue verification badge and relevant URLs that help illustrate public interest for the account.

You’ll receive a notification once Facebook review your request. Please don’t submit more than one request for your account. For denied requests, you can submit a new request after 30 days.

Never engage with individuals or businesses that offer to secure you a blue verification badge in exchange for money. Facebook don’t sell blue verification badges, and any accounts associated with selling blue verification badges will have their badges removed. We also reserve the right to remove the blue verification badge from accounts at our discretion.

Requirements for Law Enforcement, City Governments, Politicians and Elected Officials

Law enforcement:
Everyone who manages the Page must turn on two-factor authentication for their profiles.

City government:
The Page name must include the word “Government” to avoid confusion with a physical location.

The Page name can include a government title or abbreviation, such as senator, representative, MP, mayor, etc. The Page name can’t include “for Parliament,” “for [your Country],” etc. The Page category must be set to Politician.

Elected official:
The Page name must include a government title or abbreviation, such as senator, representative, MP, mayor, etc. The Page category must be set to Government Official. The Page’s About section must clearly state that it’s a government Page.

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