How do I transfer my account to another person?

If you transfer your account to another person, you are not only transferring access to the account, but also the copyright to any work in your portfolio.
 
In order to change ownership of a contributor account, please send us an email to submit@shutterstock.com with the full name of the new owner and the reason for the ownership change, as well as the following:
  1. Copy of the current account holder's photo identification document
  2. Photo of the current account owner holding the ID next to his or her face
  3. Copy of the new account holder's photo identification document
  4. Photo of the new account owner holding the ID next to his or her face
We request these documents for security purposes as we must verify that the account is being transferred to the correct individual and with the consent of the original account holder.

All requests are reviewed and processed on a case-by-case basis. If approved, the new account holder will be required to complete a new tax form W-9 or W-8, depending on the country of residence. Please contact us by email and we will guide you through the process.
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