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How to get a D-U-N-S number?

What is a D-U-N-S number?

The Dun & Bradstreet D‑U‑N‑S Number is a unique nine-digit identifier for businesses. This number is assigned by The Data Universal Numbering System, abbreviated as DUNS or D-U-N-S, which is a proprietary system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet.

Your D-U-N-S Number will be used by Apple to check the identity and legal entity status of your organization as part of the enrollment verification process for joining the Apple Developer Program or the Apple Developer Enterprise Program. 

How to create a D-U-N-S number?

Step 1. The first step in creating a new D-U-N-S Number is searching to see whether D&B has already created one for you.

You can do so here: https://www.dnb.com/duns-number/lookup.html

Step 2. If your organization does not have a D-U-N-S number, you need to submit a request for getting one.

  • You will be asked for the following information when requesting a D-U-N-S Number:
    • Legal entity name
    • Headquarters address
    • Mailing address
    • Your work contact information
  • As part of their verification process, a D&B representative may contact you directly for more information (e.g., type of business, number of employees). Please have your business registration documents ready.

Step 3. Fill out the requested information and submit the request

How much would it take to receive my D-U-N-S number?

After requesting a D-U-N-S Number, please allow up to 5 business days to receive your number from D&B. 

Once you receive your D-U-N-S Number, please allow up to 2 business days for Apple to receive your information from D&B. After this period, you may enroll as a company/organization in the Apple Developer Program.

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