Account verification

Verified status at Yandex makes it easier for users to identify celebrities' official accounts.

Verified accounts have a blue verified icon next to the display name. This icon shows that the page is genuine and helps other users to find your real account on the internet.

Note. Account verification can't be bought and doesn't have any additional paid options. Beware of deceits who offer help verify your account for money. Yandex has the right to revoke the verified status of such accounts.
  1. Get the verified account icon
  2. Change your display name
  3. Remove verified status
  4. Revoked verification

Get the verified account icon

To get verified status, you must meet the following requirements:

Publicity
  1. You have a public verified account on one of the following social networks:
    • Twitter
    • VK
    • TikTok
    • Facebook
    • Odnoklassniki
    • Instagram
    • YouTube (you are the author or host of a channel)
  2. You have more than 100,000 followers on one of the following social networks:
    • Twitter
    • VK
    • TikTok
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • YouTube (you are the author or host of a channel)
  3. You have at least 3 interviews on country-wide media.

You must meet at least 2 requirements. In some cases, we can decline applications for verification even if an applicant meets the criteria above.

Yandex account
  1. You only have one Yandex account that you use publicly.
  2. In your public profile settings, you provided a real photo and specified a display name that you're known by.
Application for verification
To submit your application, please use this form. The application form should be filled in correctly: it must contain a photo of you with the photo page of your passport or driver's license.

You and your ID must be clearly visible in the photo. In the document, your photo, first name, last name, and date of birth must be clearly visible. Once we accept your application, you will receive notification.

The verification process takes 30 days. Please wait for the results and don't send more than one application. If your application is declined, you can re-submit an application 30 after the previous one was submitted.

If the application is approved, your display name and the verified icon will be shown along with your content, such as old and new publications, reviews, and comments.

Note. Not all Yandex services currently show the verified icon next to the display name.

Change your display name

Users with verified accounts can't change their display name themselves. If you have verified status and want to change your display name, contact support.

Remove verified status

You can remove your verified account status and lift all related restrictions at any time. To do this, contact support.

Revoked verification

The verification status can be revoked if:
  • There are two verified accounts for the same person.
  • We detected suspicious activity. For example, the account is managed by a third person without the owner's knowledge.
  • The service terms and conditions are violated.