10 Easy Steps for Facebook Business Manager Account Verification | WhatsApp Business Verification

updated on 02 May 2022

Facebook Business Manager Account Verification is necessary if you want to apply for a WhatsApp Business API account. 

Here's what you need to know👇

Facebook Business Verification is easy!

You can do it yourself!

This blog is a step-by-step guide that will help you get your Facebook Business Manager Account verified.

Come along, let's get your Facebook Business Account Verified.

But, before that know whether you have the required documents or not!

What documents does Facebook need to verify your Business Account?

  • Legal details of your business (business name, address, contact info)


  • A legal document containing the Legal Name of the Business as well as Legal Address, preferably GST or Bank Account Statement.


  • A working website of your business. The website must mention at its footer the exact Legal Business Name (as cited in the documents).


  • Proof of access to the business such as official Business email (email with the same domain of your website).

Note: Please note that the image of your document must be clear, in colour and shows the whole document. 

Is Facebook Business Manager Verification necessary?

Facebook Business Verification is mandatory for you to get WhatsApp Business API. This process usually takes up to 2 - 7 days. After getting the Facebook Business Manager account verified, you can apply for the WhatsApp API.

  If you do not have a Facebook Business Manager Account, create one here- https://business.facebook.com/create

How to apply for Facebook verification?

Fill in the application along with us!

Step 1: Go to Facebook Business Manager

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Step 2: Choose one Facebook Business Manager Account

If you already have a business manager account, choose the account on which you want to get your WhatsApp Business API. If you do not have a Facebook Business Manager account, you can create one by clicking here.

Note: If you have just one Facebook Business Manager Account, your business setting will open automatically.

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Step 3: Go to Security Centre

On the left side, click on the Security Centre


Step 4: Click on the ‘Start Verification’ button.

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Hack Note: If the ‘Start Verification’ button is greyed/ isn't visible you must follow some steps to enable it. We've created a separate blog so that this one doesn't become too confusing. Click here to learn how to enable the 'Start Verification' Button.

Step 5 Click Get Started

If you can see your Start Verification Button, click it & press 'Get started' on the next screen (as shown in image below)

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5.1 Choose country

In this step, select the country where your business is primarily based.

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Step 6 Fill Organization Details

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Carefully fill in your Organization's details!

In the name section, fill in the Exact Name mentioned in your legal document.

In address, write the Same Address as mentioned in your legal document. Adding a different one might cause problems with your approval from Facebook.

In the address row, be sure to add only the location of your business and not the state & Pincode.

E.g. If your address is 3013, Chandni Chowk, Sita Ram Bazar, Old Delhi, 110006.

Then, only add '3013, Chandni Chowk, Sita Ram Bazar' in the address row.

Add Delhi in City & State and 110006 in Pincode.

Add the Town, State & Pincode in the next row as shown in the above image.

In phone number, it's not necessary to add your WhatsApp Business API number. You can add any other business number you wish to receive communication from Facebook.

Last, add the URL to your website. This website should contain the business legal name at the footer so that facebook verifies that this business is linked with the legal name.

Step 7  Choose your company or click 'Organization not listed'

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Once you submit all the details, Facebook verifies which all companies match the entered details. Choose only the company with the exact matching details with your business.

You should also have your business phone number for verification.

Even if your organization's not listed, don't worry. Click 'Organization not listed' & proceed to the next step.

Step 8 Add supporting Documents for your Business

Once you submit all the details, Facebook verifies which all companies match the entered details. Choose only the company with the exact matching details with your business. You should also have your bus-ecxy0

If in the previous step, your business wasn't listed, add supporting documents to verify your business. Make sure to upload the same document in both places to avoid confusion.

Step 9  Choose a Contact Method

Note: Email is the recommended source of contact and improves your chances of getting verified.

Add your official business email ID with your same domain name (e.g. shivam@aisensy.com) & press next.

If you don't have a registered email ID with your domain name, choose phone or text for verification.

Once you submit all the details, Facebook verifies which all companies match the entered details. Choose only the company with the exact matching details with your business. You should also have your (1)-fgryn

Step 10 Verify the Code

Verify the code sent to your Email ID or enter the OTP sent via text or phone.

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How long does Facebook Business Verification take?

If everything goes with the Facebook policies, your business manager will get approved. You can also check your status in Security Center.

  This will help in unlocking more awesome features such as WhatsApp business API access. To apply for WhatsApp Business APIs, you can visit AiSensy or schedule a demo with us.

3 Common reasons why Facebook rejected your Business Verification

  • Legal Name Document & Address Proof Document have different addresses – Please make sure all documents have the exact same address
  • Business Legal Name is not mentioned on the website submitted
It is advised to mention your company’s legal name on the footer of your website.
It is advised to mention your company’s legal name on the footer of your website.
  • Business Email Address not used during verification – It is advised to use the business email address for Facebook Business Verification.

How to apply for the WhatsApp Business API for Free?

You can procure the WhatsApp Business API for free (only with AiSensy😉).

Along with access to the WhatsApp API, you'll be able to:

1. Broadcast promotional messages to 1,00,000+ users in one go.

2. Connect smart WhatsApp Chatbot to automate customer support & marketing

3. Automate WhatsApp notifications for order confirmation/ cancellation, delivery updates, abandoned carts & more.

4. Use smart campaigns manager to manage your WhatsApp API & Broadcast Campaigns.

Using AiSensy, you can get access to the API in as quick as 10 minutes. Let’s discuss how you can get the WhatsApp Business API with AiSensy.

First, you must have these things ready to apply for the WhatsApp Business API. These include:

  • Verified Facebook Business Manager Account- You must have your Facebook Business Manager Account ready to apply for the WhatsApp API. Check out how to get your Facebook Business Manager verified.

    The Facebook Business Manager Account verification process and the WhatsApp Business API procurement can be done parallel as well. It means you can do it simultaneously.

  • A Business Website- You must have a business website to get access to the WhatsApp Business API.

  • A Fresh Phone Number- You must have an active phone number that isn’t currently registered with any of the WhatsApp accounts.

    You can use your old phone number too, but you’ll have to permanently delete the WhatsApp App/ Account active on it. Read here how to delete your current WhatsApp Account.

Once you have these things ready, sign up on the AiSensy App by clicking here.

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Once you sign up, you’ll automatically enter a 14-Day Free Trial period during which you can:

  1. Apply & get approval for the WhatsApp Business API for free. Check out how to apply for the WhatsApp Business API with AiSensy.
  2. Connect WhatsApp Chatbots with ease from Google Dialogflow.
  3. Shoot Broadcast campaigns & re-target users using a smart user segmentation system.

Don’t worry! We have platform tutorials set up to guide you along the way.

If you find yourself stuck somewhere, our team is just a call away from helping you out. Reach them here.

Final Words

Facebook Business Verification is different from Facebook Page Blue Tick Verification and WhatsApp Account Green Tick Verification.

While Facebook Business Verification is granted to all valid businesses, the public verification ticks (blue tick and green tick) are only approved for highly reputed businesses. There are no fixed criteria/eligibility for the same.

  For a more detailed explanation schedule a demo with us right away.  

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