If your Facebook account represents a person, you’ll need take an image of your official government-issued photo identification (for instance: passport, driving license, national identification card) to endorse your request. If your Facebook account symbolizes an organization, you’ll need a copy of a phone or utility bill, a certificate of formation, articles of incorporation, or taxation documents. You should also include relevant URLs and brief description of why the account should receive the verified badge. You can submit an application by filling out a contact form at Facebook.
You may receive a notification once Facebook review your request. For denied requests, you can submit a new request after 30 days.
- Can I purchase a verified badge?
If you receive any such offer, it might be a scam, never engage with anyone offering to sell you a Facebook verified badge. Facebook don’t sell verified badges.
- Different verified badges:
Facebook has different verified badge prerequisites for law enforcement, city governments, politicians and elected officials
a. Requirements for Law enforcement:
Everyone who manages the Page must turn on two-factor authentication for their profiles
b. Requirements for City government:
The Page name needs to include the word “Government” to avoid misperception with a physical location.
c. Requirements for Politician:
The Page name can include a title or abbreviation, such as representative, Member of Executive member of political party, administrative etc.
d. Requirements for Elected official:
The Page name can include a government title or abbreviation, such as senator, representative, Member of legislative assembly, city mayor, administrative etc
e. The Page category must be set to Government Official.
The Page’s About section must clearly describe that it’s a government Official Page.