Google AdSense is becoming more and more difficult for publishers, especially those in Nigeria and India, to get approval for the ads program, simply because of the massive number of applications coming from the regions. And to compound the situation even further, after the sweat out to get AdSense application approval, getting the account verified is another huddle that is currently a serious challenge.
As Google has implemented the so-called new policy for these region, instead of express approval for additional sites on AdSense, you'd have to undergo a manual approval before ads can start running on the sites.
Starting around January, 2019, all new AdSense account are now required to upload a government issued ID for verification, which has replaced the age long PIN verification method, whereby Google sends a PIN number to your address. While many publishers have been encountering difficulties in scaling this requirement, as most of the times the ID verification fails without any wrong input on the part of the publisher.
Requirements for ID Verification on Google AdSense
Google requires a government issued ID for AdSense verification, which documents are accepted as proof of identity. And it serves to protect the security of your account and make it easier to find account-specific details.
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But after 3 failed attempts in the ID verification, ads serving will be halted on the site. And it will require manual reconsideration form, before ads serving can be resumed for the publisher.
How to submit reconsideration form manually for Google AdSense
For now, there is no official medium to contact AdSense for failed ID verification, but a little hack via the old Adsense help’s Personal Identification Number (PIN) page presents a way to reach the AdSense team for manual reconsideration.
Simply fill out and submit the form with your Full Name, AdSense Gmail Address, Publisher ID, and a proof of identity document. If perhaps you're unable to access the form, you can email the AdSense team directly using this address: firstname.lastname@example.org and if you are lucky, you'll receive a mail response that you’ve fulfilled the ID verification requirement for Google AdSense, with ads serving restored on your site.