Uploading Your ID

In order to completely verify Pond5 seller accounts, we do require our contributing artists to verify their identity for security. This is to protect all of our artists and their work. All information remains confidential and is kept internally.

Sellers must upload an image of their government-issued photo ID with a valid expiration date. Examples of accepted types of identification are a passport, driver license, or another government-issued ID card.

Here is the information we would like to see:

  • Full name
  • Photo
  • Date of Birth
  • Issue Date
  • Expiration date

    Note: Uploaded IDs must be JPG or PNG and cannot exceed 2MB.

Please ensure that the image of your ID is legible and clear. The name on your ID should match the name listed on your account. 

Note: You will not be able to start submitting files to curators if your ID has not been verified.

Submitting Your ID

  • You can submit your ID while signing up to be a contributor



  • Log into your account > Hover cursor over account avatar  > Click on Uploads > Find Account Not Verified banner > Click Upload Your ID Here or Resend Verification.



  • Log into your account > Hover cursor over account avatar  > Click on Uploads > Identification > Drag and drop ID or click Upload


ID review on average takes about a week to complete verification. To check your ID status, visit your Identification page.

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