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What is a D-U-N-S number and where can I find it?

A D-U-N-S Number is a number that is used to identify your business. D-U-N-S stands for Data Universal Numbering System, a system developed in the 60s by the Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) company for their own business.

The ‘DUNS’ system was quickly adopted worldwide and it’s used by Apple to verify you’re a registered business and the identity of your Company. The database is used to maintain up-to-date and timely information on more than 300 million businesses globally.

Obtaining a DUNS Number for your business is quite straightforward. The process usually takes about five working days.

To apply for a DUNS Number if your business, you will need to supply the following information:

  • Legal entity name
  • Headquarters address
  • Mailing address
  • Your work contact information

Before you start, use the DUNS Number look up tool to check if you already have one. If your company is not in the database, you can submit your information and get your DUNS number.

Once you get your D-U-N-S Number consider Apple needs up to 2 business to receive your information from D&B. After two days, you can enroll as a company/organization in the Apple Developer Program.

Updated on August 27, 2018

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