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jonnysods
Jun 12, 2011, 02:39 PM
Registered on Friday morning early, still waiting for approval... :(



Blakeasd
Jun 13, 2011, 08:11 AM
Not sure about an IOS Dev account, but a Mac Dev account takes about 2-3 days. It's probably the same with IOS.

ulbador
Jun 13, 2011, 08:16 AM
If you sign up for an individual account, the turnaround time is usually just one business day. Having signed up on Friday, I would expect to be approved today.

jonnysods
Jun 13, 2011, 11:28 AM
Thanks. They just contacted me today and asked me to fax some stuff in, which I just did.

Excited!

jnoxx
Jun 14, 2011, 02:42 AM
I had it within 1 hour >.> Didn't have to fax anything. on the other hand, I've been waiting 5 weeks for approval of my mom's company.
Which is *************. I just installed it via my developer account. and went total careface.

multinode
Jun 14, 2011, 03:08 AM
I got my provisioning approved in one day ... actually overnight!

jonnysods
Jun 14, 2011, 09:48 AM
Geez, still waiting.

We have reviewed your Program Enrollment and have sent you an email asking that you provide us documentation to assist us in verifying your identity. The email describes the type of documentation we'll need you to submit. Please contact us if you have any questions.

dejo
Jun 14, 2011, 10:11 AM
Are you registering as an individual or a company? What were you asked to fax them?

jonnysods
Jun 14, 2011, 10:17 AM
I registered under my business name, so they asked for my proof that I have a business, so I faxed them my business license. Man if I had of known you could register as an individual I would have done that!

dejo
Jun 14, 2011, 10:25 AM
Man if I had of known you could register as an individual I would have done that!

Hmm, it's one of the very first questions they ask as you enroll.

NutsNGum
Jun 14, 2011, 10:36 AM
Pretentious garbage. I don't understand why Apple feel the need to vet the people PAYING for a license to develop for their hardware when they scrutinise everything coming into the App Store anyway.

jonnysods
Jun 14, 2011, 11:20 AM
Pretentious garbage. I don't understand why Apple feel the need to vet the people PAYING for a license to develop for their hardware when they scrutinise everything coming into the App Store anyway.

Agreed. It's not really necessary. Plus the Apple account I'm using probably has around $30,000 in purchases over the years, so it's not like I'm from Nigeria trying to scam cash from Apple. $99 plus 30% of whatever I make and sell...

jonnysods
Jun 14, 2011, 02:42 PM
Seriously. Still waiting? 3 biz days so far...

ulbador
Jun 14, 2011, 03:13 PM
My company's enterprise account took at least 30 days to verify (it may have been even longer, I don't remember exactly). That could have been an extreme example though, as I know my company's Prez is terrible about responding to emails/calls/etc.

We even had to provide our Articles of Incorporation and DUNS Number. Be prepared to wait.....

firewood
Jun 14, 2011, 04:41 PM
Pretentious garbage. I don't understand why Apple feel the need to vet the people PAYING for a license to develop for their hardware when they scrutinise everything coming into the App Store anyway.

For a good reason, look at all the malware that Google had to pull from their app store from some poorly vetted "developer".

firewood
Jun 14, 2011, 04:44 PM
I registered under my business name, so they asked for my proof that I have a business, so I faxed them my business license. Man if I had of known you could register as an individual I would have done that!

Depending on your legal jurisdiction, you might not be able to enroll as a business unless you have articles of incorporation. A business license and a DBA won't work. So they may ask you to re-enroll as an individual developer, or incorporate.

jonnysods
Jun 15, 2011, 09:16 AM
I emailed them and asked to re apply as an individual. I'm a sole proprietor anyways so I'm not going to incorporate. In my haste I thought it would have been better to register as a business. Really looking to get this sorted out by tomorrow!

jonnysods
Jun 15, 2011, 09:18 AM
They must be getting slammed with requests since the iOS5 beta came out. I feel bad emailing support!

jnoxx
Jun 15, 2011, 09:44 AM
They must be getting slammed with requests since the iOS5 beta came out. I feel bad emailing support!

I never even received answers on my emails, After 6 weeks I just totally gave up, and went individual license.
(they werent picking up the telephone number on their "contact" site neither.)

jonnysods
Jun 15, 2011, 10:10 AM
I never even received answers on my emails, After 6 weeks I just totally gave up, and went individual license.
(they werent picking up the telephone number on their "contact" site neither.)

How do you cancel your current enrollment process?

jnoxx
Jun 16, 2011, 02:25 AM
How do you cancel your current enrollment process?

No idea, they don't mail me, I didn't pay them. Don't see the harm.
I just bought my personal license, and done ;o

CrAkD
Jun 16, 2011, 09:39 AM
They put me thru hell because my debit card got declined cause a transfer was delayed so I used my gfs card. So the identity crap came up. I cancelled that whole order and used my card and it was still pulling up the transaction with her card. I kept calling until a guy was willing to verify my identity thru email instead of fax so I didn't have to wait.

jonnysods
Jun 16, 2011, 11:07 AM
I decided to register as an individual, now they are holding me up because I think I missed an initial when I entered my billing info. They want a notarized signature saying who I am. This is crazy.

The iTunes profile I'm using has around $30,000 in software and equipment purchases in the past year and a bit. They didn't seem to have any issue taking that money.

This is exasperating at best.

CrAkD
Jun 16, 2011, 11:17 AM
I decided to register as an individual, now they are holding me up because I think I missed an initial when I entered my billing info. They want a notarized signature saying who I am. This is crazy.

The iTunes profile I'm using has around $30,000 in software and equipment purchases in the past year and a bit. They didn't seem to have any issue taking that money.

This is exasperating at best.

Yep. My apple store receipt had my billing address and Id fine. But they couldn't find it. Keep calling and complaining. They'll eventually allow you to scan in the id forms and email them and activate you rather then wait 3 days well they sort out the faxes.

sernle
Jun 24, 2013, 02:08 PM
I submitted the application on later Thursday (UK time). And haven't heard back from them yet?

apa-sl
Jul 19, 2013, 05:57 AM
My company account took 20 calendar days to verify.

firewood
Jul 19, 2013, 10:17 AM
They put me thru hell because my debit card got declined cause a transfer was delayed so I used my gfs card.

Using a bad card or someone else's card makes you look too much like a bot using stolen ID info to create a hard-to-trace dev account for some sort of app malware scheme. Good thing Apple tries to check for that. Too much malware in the android world already.

Just use your own card, make sure the name on it is spelled exactly correctly, and do a balance/credit check on it before using it for any mission critical purchase. Don't assume the bank didn't screw up your account somehow.

heyadrian
Aug 16, 2013, 11:26 AM
To draw a line under this debate, here is the answer and from the horses mouth itself:

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1623614

Confirmed by Apple as per 16:22 GMT today by phone to USA with a Senior Apple Support from the Dev Dept.