Pi Network KYC Verification: Ultimate Guide To Approve Pi KYC In 2024

Verifying KYC allows you to use your earned Pi Coins.
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KYC (Know Your Customer) verification is a prerequisite for Pi Network users to transfer their minted Pi Coins to the mainnet, allowing them to perform transactions using the coins.

Although the KYC process is quite straightforward, a significant number of users report problems associated with document uploading, liveness checks, machine detection, and more. If you also have not approved KYC for Pi Network yet or having an issue with the process, simply go through this guide thoroughly.

In this piece, we have covered all requirements and necessary steps to get you approved. Additionally, we have addressed some most frequently raised concerns and FAQs related to Pi Network KYC verification.


Step-by-step guide to approve Pi Network KYC application

For obvious reasons, KYC verification requires a few legal documents, and the applicant must fulfill certain criteria. Therefore, you need to know the requirements before entering the actual application process, which are as follows:

Requirements and eligibility criteria to apply for Pi Network KYC

  • You must be 18 years or older
  • Government-issued ID: You must have the original copy of one of the following government-issued documents in hand as you will be asked to capture the picture of the ID, instead of uploading an already saved ID image.
    • Passport (recommended)
    • Driving License
    • National ID
  • Clear-looking face for a liveness check: You will be asked to take your phone’s camera in front of your face and the system will automatically capture your face. This photo will be required to verify that you are the one whose ID has been submitted. Therefore, ensure your face is easily recognizable and matches that on your ID before starting the verification process.
  • Must have mined Pi for at least 30 days: A new Pioneer cannot immediately apply for KYC verification, for obvious reasons. They must mine Pi for at least 30 days (not necessarily in a consecutive manner).
  • Approximately 5-10 minutes: It takes about 5 to 10 minutes to complete the KYC application.

Note: Although Pi KYC is open for all, eligibility, requirements, and availability may differ from what is shown in this article according to your country or location.

Now, let’s move on to the steps you need to follow to apply for Pi Network KYC verification.


Steps to complete the KYC verification process

Step 1: Install the Pi Browser app (it is available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store). Or proceed to step 2 if you already have it on your device.

Step 2: Open the Pi Network app and head to the Mainnet section. You can find the Mainnet option in the side menu.

Step 3: Subsequently, tap on the Mainnet checklist tab and complete all the tasks up to the “Submit your KYC Application” task. See the detailed guide here.

Step 4: Once you have finished the tasks listed before the KYC verification, the KYC application tab will be unlocked. Tap on it to start the application process. If it doesn’t work, manually go to the “kyc.pi” area in the Pi Browser app to launch the application process.

Step 5: On the first screen after entering the KYC section from the Pi Browser app, you will be asked to choose the country from a drop-down menu. Select your country as mentioned on the government-issued ID.

Step 6: Subsequently, choose the type of ID document that you want to use for the verification. A passport is recommended.

Step 7: After this, you will see four slides, providing you with instructions on how to use the ID and how to proceed properly. You should tap the next button while reading them carefully.

Step 8: Now, you will spot an “Add front photo” option on the screen. Tap on it, and the camera will turn on. Simply capture a clear image of the front of your ID. If the ID also has a back with essential information, then add a back photo too.

Remember to capture the image or save it in a horizontal (landscape) position.

Step 9: After submitting the ID photo, you will be redirected to a form that you need to fill out with the same information as on the ID document.

The form asks for the following details:

  • First name
  • Middle name (optional)
  • Last name
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Document ID number
  • Expiry date of ID
  • Country of Residence

Step 10: After you submit the form, it’s time for a liveness check to confirm that you are a real person. Simply click on the “I’m Ready” button, and the front camera will turn on automatically. You need to hold the camera in front of your face so that your face is clearly visible.

Pi Network KYC verification liveness check
A Liveness check confirms that you are a real human and also helps in verifying you | Image via Moneybinds

This is all you need to do to verify your KYC on the Pi Network. Continue reading to learn more.

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How much time does it take for KYC approval in Pi Network?

After you submit your application, it can take a few days or even months for a response about your KYC application.

However, in rare cases, you can be verified in a matter of minutes if you have provided accurate information and there are enough human validators in your country or location.

All you need to do is wait for a change in your application status. It will either be accepted or refused. In case your document is not clear and the automated machine is not able to scan key details from your ID such as your face, name, country, etc., you may be asked to capture your ID or selfie again.


How to check Pi Network KYC status?

To check the status of your KYC application, you can visit your profile in the Pi Network app. You will see a green checkmark alongside the identity verification (KYC) label, indicating that your KYC has been verified. If it shows a loading animation, then it means your application has not yet been reviewed and is pending.

Alternatively, you can also know whether you passed the KYC by going to the Mainnet checklist section. If the “Wait for KYC results” tab is green, your KYC is verified.

Note: Even after being approved, many pioneers report that their checklist tab did not turn green. This could be a problem with the Pi Network app itself. So, for your KYC application status, rely primarily on the Pi KYC app (on Pi Browser).


How does the Pi Network KYC application review process work?

Due to the tremendous size of the Pi community, it is highly impractical for the Core Team to perform identity verification for each Pioneer. As a result, they developed a KYC verification system whereby those who have already verified their KYC assist in the verification of others.

Once your documents are submitted successfully, the application goes to someone who is already KYC-verified. After being reviewed by the said person, the application is passed on to another KYC-verified person. If your application passes both validators, you will pass the KYC.

Indeed, the validators will be citizens of your nation, making the verification process considerably simpler and quicker.

For your KYC application, you will be charged 1 PI coin, which will be rewarded to the validators.

To get further information about Pi KYC, you may visit Pi Network’s official KYC FAQs↗ page.

Disclaimer: We have no affiliation with the Pi Network. This article is solely for informational purposes, and we may not be able to resolve individual KYC issues for readers.

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58 Comments

    • Please follow the instructions in this article carefully. You should not have any problem. However, if your photo or details are not matching the ones on the ID, it will fail. So make sure everything is fine.

    • It should be green. If it is not yet, it may be a technical fault. So try to transfer Pi coins to the mainnet as this option is only available for KYCied users. If you are not able to do so, it is likely that your Pi account is not properly linked to the Pi Browser.

      • I passed the KYC on the pi browser app but my mainnet checklist step six is shows purple instead of green, please help me

  1. KYC validation does not work on my iphone 6 because of a camera permission error and therefor the last step fails.

  2. Hi I am not able to complete my KYC it’s loading all the time..

    Please help me or provide me some link to complete my KYC thank you..

    • It might be due to technical issues and we advise to keep trying patiently in such situations. For now, this post is the best guide on the internet for completing Pi Network KYC. So, please go through it again as it covers from the top to the bottom of KYC verification process on Pi Network.

  3. I don’t have a Facebook account, nor do I possess any of the 3 documents required to kyc. Please advise

    • Many Pioneers are having “KYC pending” issues these days. We advise you to contact official support or wait until the issue gets resolved. Pi Network officials should be working fix it.

    • Hi Rab,
      We are not the Pi Core Team and not affiliated to Pi Network in any way. You should contact the official Pi Network team via their official social handles or their contact us page on the Pi Network platform itself. We won’t be able to help you directly in anything related to the crypto project. We can just guide you!

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