The D-U-N-S Number is a nine-digit number, assigned and maintained by Dun&Bradstreet (D&B). The D-U-N-S number is used to identify business entities on a location-specific basis.
Apple will use your D-U-N-S number to check the identity and legal status of your Organization as part of its enrollment verification process for joining the Apple Developer Program.
- Before you request a D-U-N-S number
- Request a D-U-N-S number
- Receiving and managing your D-U-N-S number
Before you request a D-U-N-S number
Before enrolling in the Apple Developer Program and before you request a D-U-N-S number, look up your Organization to see whether you already have a D-U-N-S number. Ensure that the information that you provide is correct.
→ Look up your Organization on Apple: https://developer.apple.com/enroll/duns-lookup/
You will be asked for the following information:
- Legal entity name
- Headquarter address
- Mailing address
- Your work and contact information
If your company is not listed, you can submit your information to Dun&Bradstreet and receive a free D-U-N-S number.
Request a D-U-N-S number
- Go to the Dun & Bradstreet page https://www.dnb.com/duns/get-a-duns.html
- Select I’m an Apple Developer
- Follow the instructions
As a part of their verification process, a D&B representative may contact you directly for more information. Make sure you have your business registration documents ready.
Receiving and managing your D-U-N-S number
Allow up to 5 business days to receive your D-U-N-S number. If your application takes more than two weeks to process, please contact D&B directly.
Allow up to 2 business days for Apple to receive your information from D&B. After this, you may enroll as a Company/Organization in the Apple Developer Program.
→ useful links: additional support from Apple on the D-U-N-S number