Base Documents (Base Docs)

Intro to KYC base documents

The Base Document contains basic user information (e.g. name, date-of-birth, address, email, and phone number). See Base Documents for more information.


  • Users should submit their full legal name. Initials of names or non-legal names will result in failures.
  • Users below 18 years of age will be auto-rejected unless sharing a joint account with a parent or legal guardian
  • As we check for mailable addresses, we encourage you to use Google Maps or the USPS ZIP Code Lookup Tool or similar tools to autocomplete addresses to avoid typos and other address verification issues. Please confirm that provided address is valid via our Verify Address API call before adding or updating.

Permission Scope

Permission scope helps determine if the user is allowed to send funds, receive funds and up to what amount (i.e. daily, weekly or monthly).

Each base document object is given a permission_scope based on the KYC program set on the platform’s Spec Sheet. This helps decide the overall user permission associated with the account.

Additionally, if multiple base document objects are submitted for one user, the document with the lowest permission scope ends up being the permission associated with the user account (This ensures that the Spec Sheet KYC program is never invalidated, thus keeping you compliant).

Below are examples of different kinds of permission scopes:

Permission Scope



The user can send and receive funds


The user can send and receive funds up to the limits governed by the tier on the Spec Sheet


The user can only receive funds


The user can receive funds up to the limits governed by the tier on the Spec Sheet

Entity Scopes

  • Not Known
  • Aerospace/Defense
  • Airport
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Automobiles and Parts
  • Automotive
  • Bank & Financial Services
  • Bank/Financial Institution
  • Bar
  • Biotechnology
  • Book Store
  • Business Services
  • Cause
  • Chemicals
  • Club
  • Community Organization
  • Community/Government
  • Company
  • Computers/Technology
  • Concert Venue
  • Consulting/Business Services
  • Doctor
  • Education
  • Elementary School
  • Energy/Utility
  • Engineering/Construction
  • Event Planning/Event Services
  • Farming/Agriculture
  • Food/Beverages
  • Food/Grocery
  • Government Organization
  • Health/Beauty
  • Health/Medical/Pharmaceuticals
  • Health/Medical/Pharmacy
  • Home Improvement
  • Hospital/Clinic
  • Hotel
  • Industrials
  • Insurance Company
  • Internet/Software
  • Landmark
  • Lawyer
  • Legal/Law
  • Library
  • Licensed Financial Representative
  • Local Business
  • Media/News/Publishing
  • Middle School
  • Mining/Materials
  • Movie Theater
  • Museum/Art Gallery
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Organization
  • Outdoor Gear/Sporting Goods
  • Pet Services
  • Political Organization
  • Political Party
  • Preschool
  • Professional Services
  • Public Places
  • Real Estate
  • Religious Organization
  • Restaurant/Cafe
  • Retail and Consumer Merchandise
  • School
  • Shopping/Retail
  • Small Business
  • Spas/Beauty/Personal Care
  • Sports Venue
  • Sports/Recreation/Activities
  • Telecommunication
  • Tours/Sightseeing
  • Train Station
  • Transport/Freight
  • Transportation
  • Travel/Leisure
  • University

Entity Types

Entity Types









Individual under 18 years of age (minors may only open an account that is co-owned by their parent/legal guardian. This must be part of your software agreement)


Do not wish to specify (acceptable in cases of individuals only)








Individual Retirement Account


Limited Liability Company


Any type of partnership


Sole Proprietorship





Business entity type for cases where a common vendor relationship may be used in different contexts by multiple different business users on the same Platform.

When creating a document owner with this entity type, please keep in mind that is_business needs to be set to false. This solution was provided in part to avoid vendor users associated with multiple business docs triggering duplicate user checks (i.e. duplicate user checks will be skipped for any document owners assigned this entity type).

Updated 2 months ago

Base Documents (Base Docs)

Intro to KYC base documents

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