Apple Store - Business

There are two options when creating an App account: Individual or Business.

  • Business accounts can take up to 40 days for the process to be completed. In this account, you can have multiple administrators. The Company will be displayed in the store.
  • Individual accounts can take up to 2 working days, however, you can only have one administrator for it. The name of the person who opened the account will be displayed in the store.
When opening an Apple ID Business Account in the USA the process will only take up to 10 days to open.

Apple store is very rigorous when opening Business accounts. They not only request new documentation but, contact your business for verification.

There is an annual 99.00 US Dollars of charge. They require an international credit card and the card holder's name must be the same as the account being created.

To open the Developer account in the Apple Store, the store itself requires that the account be opened by an Apple device. In other devices, it will not be possible. An Apple device (IOS) is required to perform the two-factor security operation. Individual Accounts with Apple only accept one admin.

Some of the latest versions of iOS and macOS require this additional information to protect your information.

Step by step

  1. Create an Apple ID

Click on the link below and create your apple account ID:

Create an Apple ID

Then, you should accept the statement below:

  1. DUNS number

You will now retrieve your DUNS Number. This is a code that identifies companies for international commercial trade.

To learn more about the DUNS number or to acquire a DUNS number, Click here

When you have your DUNS number continue this process:

Click on this link if you already have an Apple ID created.  

Please make sure to complete the fields above correctly. You will then receive an email.

After confirming the DUNS number by email, you can carry on with the process. Remembering that you can contact for difficulties with the official support by email:

appdeveloper@dnb.com

  1. Two-Factor Authentication

As you log in, you will be redirected to this page where you can edit your information:

Then you will begin your two-factor authentication:

Add your telephone number and Customer Success number, which is responsible for your support, to publish the iOS App and send updates.

With two-factor authentication and an Apple device, you have the option to generate a recovery key to help improve account security. If you need to reset your password, you can then use your recovery key to regain access to your Apple ID. Click here to learn more about it.
  1. Payment

With two factor activation enabled, just go to the Apple Developer website in the account section, log in, and access security:

Then select Join the Apple Developer Program:

Click Enroll in the upper right corner,

Confirm that you have all the information requested to proceed with the process, then click on the Start your Enrollment button at the bottom of the page.

In Entity Type choose Company / Organization, then click Continue.

Then, select the option I am the owner/founder and have the authority to bind my organization to legal agreements and fill in the field with your corporate email.

Fill in the information below with the DUNS Number that was previously generated, and then click Continue

And finally, you'll be able to fill in your credit card information and complete your Apple Store payment.

After entering the payment information with an international card, Apple will send you an email confirming your purchase and guaranteed access.

Official Apple Support

For official support from Apple itself in this operation, simply access the Support site, select the subject that is having difficulty:

Support is provided via Email or Phone (with 1min of waiting for connection during business hours):

Additional information

If you can not enable Two-Factor Authentication by your computer, you can perform the iPhone activation procedure. 

To perform the procedure, simply click on Settings > Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes, and App Store account name > Click on Password and Security, and finally, you'll be able to activate the two-step authentication.

During the iOS Apple submission, you may receive multiple requests to login into your account, both from the Apple push notification system or by SMS. These are expected and you don’t need to worry about it, it can be safely ignored.


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