How to create a Coinbase Account

To buy/sell and store supported cryptocurrencies on Coinbase, as well as do much more, get started here.

What you’ll need

  • Be at least 18 years old (we’ll ask for proof)
  • A government-issued photo ID (we don’t accept passport cards)
  • A computer or smartphone connected to the internet
  • A phone number connected to your smartphone (we’ll send SMS text messages)
  • The latest version of your browser (we recommend Chrome), or the latest Coinbase App version. If you’re using the Coinbase app, make sure your phone’s operating system is up-to-date.

NoteCoinbase doesn’t charge a fee to create or maintain your Coinbase account.

How to Create a Coinbase Account on your Computer or Web Browser
How to Create a Coinbase Account on Mobile using the Coinbase App

Create your account

Go to from a browser on your computer, or download and open the Coinbase app icon, small Coinbase app on Android or iOS to get started.

Note: We don’t recommend accessing Coinbase through a browser on your mobile device.

Click or tap Get started.

You’ll be asked for the following information.

Important: Enter accurate, up-to-date information to avoid any issues.

  • Legal full name (we’ll ask for proof)
  • Email address (use one that you have access to)
  • Password (memorize your password)
  • Your State (we’ll ask for proof)

Read the User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Check the box and click Create account (computer) or tap SIGN UP (mobile) if you agree.

Coinbase will send you a verification email to your registered email address.

Verify your email

Select Verify Email Address in the email you received from This email will be from

Clicking the link in the email will take you back to

You’ll need to sign back in using the email and password you recently entered to complete the email verification process.

You’ll need the smartphone and phone number associated with your Coinbase account in order to successfully complete 2-step verification.

Verify your phone number

Sign in to Coinbase. You’ll be prompted to add a phone number.

Select your country.

Enter the mobile number.

Click Send Code (computer) or tap Continue (mobile).

Enter the seven-digit code Coinbase texted to your phone number on file.

Click Submit or tap Continue.

If you did not receive the code, select Resend-SMS.

Add your personal information

Enter the information shown on your valid government-issued photo ID—you’ll need to submit a photo of this ID later.

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address

You’ll also need to answer the following questions:

  • What do you use Coinbase for?
  • What is your source of funds?
  • Current Occupation
  • Employer
  • Last 4 digits of SSN

Select Continue to finish the process.

This completes the application process. Please wait until you receive further instructions via email.

To buy and sell supported crypto, and send and receive through, you’ll need to next verify your identity and add a bank account.

Verify your identity

Sign in to your Coinbase account.

Complete ID verification.

Recommended: Set up a 2-step verification app (TOTP) to help protect against unauthorized account access.

Link a Payment Method

Choose your country below to learn which payment methods are available in your country.

For more information on all the services available in Coinbase supported countries, please visit the Coinbase Help Page on Supported Countries.

For US customers

For UK customers

For EU customers

For Australian customers

For Canadian customers

For Singapore customers

Notethe whole verification process will take around 24 hours before you can start buying/selling crypto on Coinbase. You’ll be unable to Add a Payment Method until this initial verification is complete.

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