How to Receive Google AdSense Address Verification PIN in Africa

Below is a letter that I received from one reader who had questions about receiving the Google AdSense Address Verification PIN in Zimbabwe, South Africa and other African countries. I thought I would post the letter and my response here for the help of others. So, if you wish to know about how to get the Google AdSense Address Verification PIN in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, Uganda, Mozambique, Zambia, Egypt, Tanzania and any other African country, you need to read this article;

Why African Businesses Need to Verify their Addresses for Google

Address verification is part of the process of verifying your business while signing up for Google My Business. Google My Business is essential for businesses across the globe. Whether you are in Africa or elsewhere, you need to sign up for Google My Business if you want to have your business show up on Google Maps and on Google local search.

Thing is, most searches today are local in nature. What this means is that someone in Zimbabwe or South Africa will not get the same results when they carry out similar searches. A search for “restaurants near me,” as an example, will get you results for restaurants near your current location. Frankly, it wouldn’t do for you to get results for restaurants in New York when you are in Durban or in Harare.

So, address verification is essential. It allows you to show up in local search queries. It also allows you to add essential information to your Google appearance, such as operating hours, phone number and other details that people may use to get in touch with you.

How Verify your Business with Google in Africa

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Hi Admin I hope I find you well.
I have been going through one of your articles on Google Adsense Verification in Zimbabwe. I have a question if you could help me. Can you kindly help me on information regarding the google adsense verification pin. How is it received in Zimbabwe. Presuming from the angle of your explanations in your articles, you might be a Zimbabwean resident.

I am a bit concerned about or postal service, do they call you when they get the pin via courier. We would appreciate your response on this one. If possible, share with us the timeline that you received the pin from the day you requested it.

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Google AdSense Address Verification in Africa Answer

Dear Reader

Good to hear from you. The verification code is received via post card in Zimbabwe. And yes, I am a Zimbabwean resident so you got that right. Contrary to what many believe, the postal service in Zimbabwe is okay. I mean, I buy lot’s of stuff from all over the world and I have had very few problems. At least that was the case before the lockdown. I have even bought electronics worth hundreds of dollars and the guys are professional, with scanning and such.

As for delivery of the AdSense verification code, they will deliver it to your home. It’s just like any other letter. The postcard is only a postcard so you don’t have to go to the post office to get it. As for the timeline, I got it within two weeks. Maybe a week and a half. But that was before the lockdown. The card is mailed from the United States. So, there are no delays as would be the case when receiving something from China.

Anyway, hope that’s helpful. Feel free to ask if you have other questions. Hey, I am going to use your question and my answer for an article (without the names, of course). Hope that’s fine by you. Just to repeat, you don’t have to worry. You will get your verification code within 2 weeks. It will be delivered to your home.


9 thoughts on “How to Receive Google AdSense Address Verification PIN in Africa”

    • Hey there. Your problem probably has to do with the COVID 19 lockdown. I am also in Zimbabwe and I received mine in less than 2 weeks. That was way way back, however. I have noticed that normal freight is not happening these days. If you go to Amazon or eBay and try to buy something, you will notice that shipping is only through DHL. That’s because planes are not moving around these days. So, your card will eventually reach you. It may take months however for it to arrive because it’s shipped the normal way. Just be patient

    • How are man for me I used just My District Place Rakai ,Village kamengo,and City Lwanda Kooki Can I receive Google adsense pin for only this details dear am in Uganda

  1. I’m Ghana have requested for the first on 24 June I used my house address but to no avail, I waited for 3 weeks and requested for the second one on 15th July , I used a friend’s PO Box , do you think I will get it this time ? Please help

    • Hey there. As I mentioned elsewhere, if you have been failing to get your Google Verification, it’s probably because of the COVID 19 lock-down. Normally, you usually get your code within 2 weeks. But these days there are no planes moving around. As a result, letters and such are not arriving where they need to go. It’s unfortunate, but you should just wait. Eventually, you will get your code maybe when things start getting normal. I will investigate whether there is another way through which you can get your Google Verification code in Africa.

  2. Hi, I’m in Ghana and it’s been five months now since I got the first notice that my PIN has been mailed to me. After the first month of waiting I changed the address from my home address to postal address and yet I haven’t received the mail. So I want to know which address is actually preferred by Google, the home address or the postal address.

    • It appears there have been issues regarding not getting their pins over the past few months. It’s probably because COVID disrupted the way mail was sent from one end of the globe to the other. Having said that, I would think an address is an address, as long as you have access to it. You may want to trying having the pin resent. I will research whether there are alternative ways to receive Google AdSense Verification pins in Africa and around the world

  3. Hello,

    We are based in Congo (DRC) and we are unable to receive our pin because of the postal service. What is the best way to work around this? It is really hurting our app if they cut our ads

    thank you

    • Hi. From what I have been able to find out, you can verify adsense without a pin. But that’s only possible after you have requested the pin 3 times to no avail. This method requires that you send documents bearing your address. Check around on YouTube for the exact details.



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