FB has heard feedback that business verification slows businesses down in getting started on the API. Many businesses get stuck when it comes to uploading documents as they don’t know which documents will be accepted in their country. FB updated a list of acceptable documents for business verification in many major markets (Brazil, China, Cyprus, France, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE, Ukraine, UK, US) so businesses can submit the right documents on their first try, thereby reducing total time required for verification.

FB also recommends sharing this list proactively with businesses, and updating your own training and help materials with this list of documents. In the future, FB will expand the number of countries on this list and make it available as part of the business verification in-product flow.