After signing up for an account, your account has to be verified before you can use funding methods or start trading. Laws and regulations require that we verify your account by asking who you are and where you live. Kraken takes every measure to prevent fraud and be fully compliant with KYC and AML regulations for trading of digital assets.
We offer different levels of verification for your account, otherwise known as Tiers. See the following resources for more information on verifying your account on Kraken: