Shutterstock reviews identification documents from all contributors. This verification process allows us to protect your intellectual property rights and to protect Shutterstock and its subscribers from fraudulent copyright claims.
Documents must NOT:
What if my name has changed?
If your document has a different name from the one you registered with, you must include another form of identification that has a photo and your new name. A copy of a marriage certificate will also be acceptable.
What if my identification is from one country, but I am living in another country?
If you live in one country, and submit identification from another country, we will approve your documents. However, we may require additional documentation when it's time for you to submit your tax form. You'll find additional information on taxes here: W-8 Frequently Asked Questions.
What if my identification document is expired?
In some cases, we will accept an expired document. If your document is expired, you must also provide a second form of photo identification that is not expired.
If you have any questions regarding the review of your identification documents, please contact contributor support and we will assist you.
Passport images courtesy of PRADO (Public Register of Authentic travel and identity Documents Online).