Restore access

You can restore account access yourself using a confirmed phone number or email address, or by answering a security question. To start, follow the instructions on the restore access page.

If you can't restore access by yourself for some reason, please fill in the Restore Access form.

Restore access using the form

To request help, fill out the restore access form. Yandex will automatically verify the form, and your account access may be restored automatically based on the results. So try to recall as much information about your account as possible.

Tip. If possible, please fill out the form on the same computer (or smartphone or tablet) that you usually use to log in to Yandex. During the access restoration process, Yandex is less likely to trust new IP addresses or devices in order to make it more difficult for hackers to access your account.

In some cases, additional verification may be required, in which case your form is sent to our Support Dept.

How it works

The information you enter is checked automatically, so please try to fill in the text fields as accurately as possible. If you don't remember your old password or the exact spelling of the name you entered, try entering the data as you remember it or add more options (by clicking + next to the field).

The more you can remember about how you used your account and what information you provided within that account, the more likely it is that access will be restored. At the final step, you will need to attach a photo of yourself with your passport or driver's license. We ask you to take a photo of yourself with the document so that nobody can access your account by stealing your document.

Photo requirements

If, after sending the form, you get a message that “The information you entered doesn't correspond to your account information”, follow these steps:

  • Check that you entered the correct username before you started filling out the form. Follow our recommendations to remember your exact username.
  • Try answering all of the questions that you think you might remember the answer to.
  • Try filling out the form again using the computer or mobile device that you usually access Yandex through.