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What is a DUNS number?

Updated time: Jul 31, 2018 , 16:43 (UTC+08:00)

The DUNS number is a unique nine-digit number that identifies business entities on a location-specific basis. Assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the DUNS number is widely used as a standard business identifier.

Your DUNS number will be used to check the identity and legal-entity status of your organisation as part of our enrolment-verification process, especially relating to internet services, game/app development (like SSL), Trust Seal on your website or your Apple/Google apps development account – even with applications to credit and financing institutions.

Your DUNS number will be directly linked to your company’s credit file and will play an important role in your company’s search for credit and financing. With a DUNS number and business-credit report, lenders, suppliers and creditors will now be better able to assess the creditworthiness of your business.

What do I need to get my DUNS number?

When registering for your DUNS number, you will need the following to hand.

  • Legal name
  • Headquarters name and address for your business
  • Doing Business As (DBA) or other name by which your business is commonly known
  • Physical address, city, state and ZIP code
  • Mailing address (if different from headquarters or physical address)
  • Telephone number
  • Contact name and title
  • Number of employees at your physical address

With Offshore Company Corp services, we can support you with everything. Your DUNS number can be issued within 2-5 working days and for a fee from US$190, depending on the jurisdiction your company is registered in.


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