Identity Document Validation Guide For Netcoins Operators

When a customer has purchased $3 000.00 or more in bitcoin they are required to identify themselves per Canadian law.

Please request the customer provide an identification document if prompted by the software. Note that only documents which are current/unexpired are valid. 

In all instances you must record:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of Birth
  • ID Type
  • Document Reference Number
  • Expiry date

Indicators of suspicious/altered identification

  • Photo appears taped on/loose
  • Fonts are inconsistent
  • Hologram is absent or tampered with
  • Date of birth and ID number are not embossed

If the customer refuses you may not sell them the bitcoin. Once you have viewed the customer ID and recorded the required details click the “I have successfully collected identity information” box, enter your password and complete the sale.  

Acceptable documents are outlined in the software and include:

Federal Documents

  • Passport
  • Permanent resident card
  • Citizenship card
  • Secure Certificate of Indian Status
  • Department of National Defence 404 Driver’s Licence
  • Firearms license


Provincial Document

  • Nova Scotia
    • Identification Card
    • Driver’s Licence
  • Prince Edward Island
    • Driver’s Licence
    • Voluntary ID
  • Newfoundland and Labrador
    • Driver’s Licence
    • Photo Identification Card
  • Yukon
    • Driver’s Licence
    • General Identification Card
  • Northwest Territories
    • Driver’s Licence
    • General Identification Card
  • Nunavut
    • Driver’s Licence
    • General Identification Card
  • British Columbia
    • Driver’s Licence
    • Services Card
    • Enhanced ID
  • Alberta
    • Driver’s Licence
    • Photo Identification
  • Saskatchewan
    • Driver’s Licence
    • Non-driver Photo Identification
  • Manitoba
    • Driver’s Licence
    • Enhanced ID
  • Ontario
    • Driver’s Licence
    • Photo Card
  • Quebec
    • Driver’s Licence
  • New Brunswick
    • Driver’s Licence
    • Photo ID