Change Payee Name in Adsense

How to Change Payee Name in Adsense without Closing your Account ?

Changing a payee name in Google Adsense account is a daunting task if you are located in countries “China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Palestinian Territory, or Thailand”.

The only one way to do it is, closing your current account and create a new one. The process can take about a week or two. That means during the process, your earnings will suddenly drop to ZERO, which i can’t afford. So contacted to Google Adsense support and regarding the process of updating payee name without closing my account and they replied in my favor.

they replied,

The only way to change the payee name without closing your account and opening a new one would be to send via email a scanned copy of government-issued IDs for yourself and your father. As long as the valid IDs contain information clearly identifying yourself, your father, and your current address, I can make the change.

Otherwise, you will have to change accounts. To expedite the process, your son should apply for an account while yours is still open. If it is disapproved as a duplicate, we can manually open the account after your account is closed.

Please let me know which method will work better for you.

I then scanned and emailed my my “Driving License” which is issued by Government of India.

they replied,

Thank you for the quick reply. I’ve gone ahead and updated your payee name to “NEW PAYEE.” Please note that our system automatically placed a Tax Information hold on your account, and that you will have to re-select your payment method before you can be paid.

Finally the name was updated to my name from my father’s name.
Thanks to Google Adsense Support.

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  1. can you tell me the email google adsense support because i have some problem with this.
    Thanks before.


  2. Thank you very much for this informative post. By the way, am still in doubt. There occurred a mis-spelling in my name in the adsense payee name since spelling in my PAN card as well as in SBI a/c, is different.

    Now I don’t wanna lose my 60$ balance in my adsense earnings, but at the same time, looking to change the payee name in adsense account. Is that possible if I send any Government issued IDs of mine and my father, like you just mentioned in your blog post?

    Or what else is the better way? Please reply in person so that I won’t miss it.

  3. Which address can I contact to ask for this change? In my case, the change is from grandfather’s name to my name, both of us have driver’s license.

    Thanks for this advice, I was about to close my account for the name change.

  4. Thanks for the info, I have another thing to ask earlier I was in Saudi Arabia and now I am in India back, So I want to change my country and it says close account and create new so if i do it will my payment which is in my current account 200$ will be sent to me in India or it will be sent to Saudi arabia.

  5. I want to change my payee name. is it possible to make payee name for my wife. Address are same. I already have $30 in my account. If the payee name changed , then is this money remain live or cancelled.

    What documents will i have to submit.

    Please advise.

  6. I think for india, still Adsense don’t have any option for changing the payee name. But if its just small correction, like 1-2 letter correction, maybe they can consider your request after 5-10 request in google produt forum posting(!topic/adsense/8lhswWNu7Co). Maybe they can ask for some valid documents issued by gov of india for verification also.

    But its really not so easy, since its against their policy in some selected countries.

  7. i think they will only change like this for inheritance, father to son or brother to brother by showing ID card scanned copy, but they may not change the payee name if you do not have any blood relation with the ex Payee.

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