Investing as a Philippines Investor

Modified on Thu, 12 Oct 2023 at 06:22 AM

If you are a Philippines citizen – and you do not have an ITIN – we will require additional information in order to process your investments.

Please note that credit cards are often declined for Philippines investors. For this reason, we strongly recommend sending all funds by wire transfer only.

TIN for Philippines Investors

Individuals are given a unique, 12 digit taxpayer identification number (TIN); the first nine digits as the TIN proper and the last three digits as the branch code.

Please use the first nine digits of your TIN in any field requesting a social security number.

Investing with Retirement Accounts for Philippines Investors

While there are a variety of retirement accounts available, we we have not seen any evidence that these funds can be invested in the private investment opportunities listed on Equifund.

AML/KYC For Philippines Investors

As a reminder, all non-US investors are required to submit additional documentation for identify verification.

In order to expedite the AML/KYC check, please upload the following documents to your account prior to making an investment, or immediately after doing so:

  • A valid government-issued identification: state-issued identification card, driver's license, or federally-issued passport are accepted. Military IDs are not accepted.

  • Proof of address (in English): Must be a utility bill, bank statement, or letter from a government agency, dated within the last 90 days.

Please be advised. That all proof of address documentation must be in English. For investors whose native language is not English, they may request an official translation of any accepted document, or otherwise request an “address verification” document from a financial institution in English.

The easiest way to get this done is to ask your bank for a document, on letterhead, stating something to the effect of "We certify that [Name of Investor] lives at [Address]"

Please be advised that we cannot legally process your transaction without these documents.

For more information on our AML/KYC policies – along with a step-by-step walkthrough on how to upload your documents – please refer to our knowledge base.

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