Document Verification for International Numbers

Regulatory /

Regulatory enforcement related to phone numbers is escalating around the world. The stricter controls are driven by various factors including increased reports of misuse and abuse of phone numbers, and heightened national security concerns.

TTNC have an obligation to ensure all numbers are assigned and used in a manner consistent with the intent of the regulations. To minimize the risk of disruption to your phone numbers we are moving proactively to ensure you comply with these regulations.

To minimize the risk of disruption to your phone numbers we are moving proactively to ensure you comply with these regulations.

Some countries now require proof of identity and address when using their phone numbers. We are expecting the regulations, and the need for proof of address, to extend to all numbers in the future.

To ensure you're compliant with the new requirements, we’ve collected the regulatory information from each country in which we supply numbers. The country-specific information can be viewed on the help centre. We will continue to update that page with additional details, so please keep an eye on the page for the most current information.

These are the countries that have introduced document verification so far:

Austria - National Numbers
Brazil - Local Numbers
Denmark - National Numbers
France - Local & National Numbers
Germany - Local Numbers
Hong Kong - National Numbers
Italy - Local Numbers
Japan - Local Numbers
Latvia - Local Numbers
Luxembourg - National Numbers
Poland - Local Numbers
Portugal - National Numbers
South Africa - National Numbers
Spain - Local Numbers
Switzerland - Local Numbers
 
 

We are expecting more countries to follow suit, however at this moment we are unable to confirm what locations will require verification in future.

These countries currently don't require verification of documents, but do require an address in the country:

Australia - Local Numbers
Belgium - Local Numbers
Bulgaria - Local Numbers
Czech Republic - Local Numbers
Finland - Local & National Numbers
Greece - Local Numbers
Ireland - Local Numbers
Netherlands - National Numbers
Sweden - Local Numbers

 

Please check our International Number Regulatory Requirements page for the latest information.

Paul Bell