Transfers Suspended FAQs
Why are my transfers suspended?
Your transfers are likely suspended because we noticed some unusual activity on your Square account. Our system periodically reviews your transactions to keep your account safe from scams and fraud. This may not necessarily be the reason your transfers in particular are suspended, but our policy is to make sure your business is protected when our system notices something out of the ordinary.
What are some examples of government-issued documents?
Official certification of trade
Industry standard documentation
Articles of incorporation
If I don't have a registered business, what can I send you?
If you don't have a registered business, you can send us a copy of your government-issued identification.
What are some examples of transaction documentation?
Bill of sale
Signed credit card authorisation form
Email correspondence with buyer
Photos of the goods sold
How long does the review process take?
Once you've fully completed the form, our team will start a review of the details you've sent us. We'll get back to you within 2 working days.
Is my information secure?
What will happen to my account if I don't complete this form?
Until we can confirm your account and transaction details, we won't be able to lift the suspension on your transfers. If you'd prefer not to provide this information, you can attempt to process a refund for the transaction(s) and the associated fees.
Will I have to submit more information each time I accept a payment?
We don't request information from you after each payment. We are committed, however, to helping you process transactions in a way that keeps your business safe. You can help us avoid the need to ask you for more information by learning more about potential sources of fraud and following a few best practices around accepting payment cards.
How can I upload my files?
You'll need to log in to your Square Dashboard. At the top of the page, click Confirm next to the alert icon. You can upload the documentation within the form. After we've received the documents and confirmed that your form is complete, you'll receive a confirmation email from us.
How can I access the form from my phone?
Make sure you're logged into your Square Dashboard from the mobile browser, not from the Square app.
Tap the three lines icon.
Tap the Account icon.
Select Request Desktop Site.
You’ll see an alert popup on your Dashboard. Click Get Started.
I can't scan these documents. What should I do?
If you can’t scan the documents we need, you can also submit documentation from your smartphone. Click Choose File in the confirmation form. From there, you’ll have the option to take a photo of your documents or select a photo you’ve already taken from your image library.