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Legal requirements

While many countries (e.g. USA, UK, Australia, ...) have an unrestricted policy for virtual telephone number allocation, some require documentation. The following requirements apply when purchasing a virtual telephone number from these countries:

 

Required documents
Country Local
(tied to a certain city)
National Toll-Free Shared Cost Mobile
Albania 1, 2, 3
N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
Australia 1, 3
N/A 1, 3
1, 3
1, 2, 3, 7
Austria *j N/A
1, 4 -
N/A
N/A
Belgium 1, 5
1, 4 -
N/A
N/A
Benin N/A
N/A N/A
N/A
1, 2
Bosnia & Herzegovina *k 1, 2, 5, 7

N/A 1, 3
N/A
N/A
Bulgaria 1, 2, 6
N/A 1, 3
N/A
N/A
China *a,d,f 1, 2, 3, 7
N/A N/A
1, 2, 3, 7
N/A
Croatia *g 1, 2, 5
N/A 1, 2, 4

N/A
N/A
Cyprus *b 1, 2, 3, 7
1, 2, 3, 7 -
N/A
N/A
Ecuador N/A
N/A 1, 3
N/A
N/A
Estonia *f,i N/A
1, 3 -
N/A
N/A
France 1, 5, 7
1, 4 1, 4
N/A
N/A
Georgia 1, 2, 6, 7, 8
1, 2, 3, 8 1, 2, 3, 8
N/A
N/A
Germany *c 1, 2, 6, 7, 8
1, 2, 4, 7, 8 N/A
N/A
N/A
Greece 1, 4
N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
Hong Kong N/A
1, 2, 4, 7 1, 3
N/A
N/A
Hungary 1, 2, 6, 7
1, 2, 4, 7 -
N/A
N/A
Iceland N/A
N/A 1, 3
N/A
-
India N/A
N/A 1, 3
1, 3
N/A
Indonesia N/A
N/A 1, 3
1, 3
N/A
Ireland 1, 5
1, 3 -
N/A
N/A
Italy *g,l 1, 2, 5, 7
N/A 1, 2, 3, 7
N/A
N/A
Japan *f,g N/A
1, 2, 3, 7 1, 2, 3
N/A
N/A
Latvia *f 1, 2, 4
N/A 1, 4
N/A
N/A
Lithuania 1, 4
- -
N/A
-
Luxembourg *j N/A
1, 3 1, 3
N/A
N/A
Malaysia *d, g 1, 2, 4, 7
N/A 1, 2, 3, 7
N/A
1, 2, 4, 7
Malta N/A
1, 2, 4, 7 N/A
N/A
N/A
Netherlands 1, 5
1, 4 1, 3
N/A
-
Norway 1, 2, 4
N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
Panama *d -
N/A 1, 3, 8
N/A
N/A
Peru *f,g,k 1, 2, 5, 7
N/A 1, 2, 4, 7
-
N/A
Poland 1, 2, 6
N/A 1, 2, 3
N/A
1, 2, 3
Portugal N/A
1, 4 -
N/A
N/A
Romania 1, 3
1, 3 1, 3
N/A
N/A
Russian Fed. 1, 2, 3
N/A 1, 2, 3
N/A
1, 2, 3
Saudi Arabia *i N/A
N/A 1, 3
N/A
N/A
Serbia *k 1, 2, 5, 7
N/A -
N/A
N/A
Singapore 1, 2, 3
N/A 1, 3
N/A
N/A
Slovenia *f 1, 5
N/A -
N/A
N/A
South Africa *e,g 1, 2, 5, 7
1, 2, 3, 7 1, 2, 3, 7
N/A
N/A
Spain 1, 2, 4
1, 2, 4 -
N/A
N/A
Switzerland *g 1, 2, 3
N/A -
N/A
N/A
Thailand *d 1, 3
1, 3 1, 3
N/A
1, 2, 3, 7
Ukraine *g 1, 2, 3
N/A -
N/A
-
United Arab Emirates *i N/A
N/A 1, 3
N/A
N/A
Uruguay *i N/A
N/A 1, 3
N/A
N/A
Venezuela *d,h 1, 2, 4
N/A N/A
N/A
N/A

 

"-": No special requirements. Everyone can register a virtual number in this country and number category.

"N/A": There are no virtual phone numbers available in this number category.

 

1 First and last name and a telephone number must be given. For companies, the company name must be given instead.
2 Passport or ID copy. If the application is made under a company, the company registration certificate must be provided instead of a passport or ID.
3 An address anywhere in the world is sufficient.
4 A local address in the same country as the virtual phone number being ordered is required.
5 A local address in the same area as the virtual phone number being ordered is required.
6 A local address in the same city as the virtual phone number being ordered is required.
7 Proof of address. Any document that confirms the given address. The document must not be older than 6 months. Could be a gas, power, telecom invoice, a (virtual office) rental agreement or a supplier invoice.
8 A specific application form needs to be completed and signed by the end user. Please contact us at support@globalnumbers.de to request the form.

 

*a China Local and Shared Cost numbers can only get registered under a company. We need the company registration certficate along with the passport of the company owner and 2 separate documents that proves the given address, not older than 3 months.
*b If the application is being made under a company, the company must be registered in Cyprus.
*c If the application is being made under a company, the company must be registered in Germany.
*d A detailed description of how the phone number will be used and for which purpose.
*e Passport or ID copy: A South African national ID or a South African biometric national ID or a passport issued by any country.
*f China Local, Shared Cost and Japan Toll-Free numbers can only get assigned to companies, not to individuals.
*g If the application is being made under a company, the company registration certificate AND the passport or ID of the company owner must be provided.
*h Ukrainian Local phone numbers can only get assigned to individuals, not companies.
*i Venezuelan passport or ID copy; If the application is being made under a company, the company must be registered in Venezuela.
*j A so-called Letter Of Intention (LOI) that describes the number usage has to be provided for UAE, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay Toll-Free numbers.
*k If the application is being made as an individual, the birth date and birth place must be given.
*l Only citizens or companies of that country can apply for numbers.

 

Don't have a presence in a country or city when it's required for the registration of a phone number? Don't worry, you can also send us the documents of a friend, relative, coworker or a befriended company instead. The actual customer and the number registrant can be different individuals or companies.


 

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