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Government Identification and Licenses

If you intend to sell on one or more of eBay's international sites, you will need to accept, and we encourage you to carefully review, the User Agreement, policies, and other requirements of that site. You can continue to reach out to the relevant customer service teams on the respective eBay site of your listing or transaction, as may be applicable to the nature of your query.

Government IDs and licenses, or items that claim to be, or that look similar to, government identification documents are not permitted on eBay.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings

  • Limits placed on account privileges

  • Loss of PowerSeller status

  • Account suspension

The following items may not be listed on eBay:

  • Items that claim to be, or to look similar to, official government identification documents or licenses, such as birth certificates, drivers licenses or passports. Further, completed applications for such documents containing personal information may not be listed.

  • Vehicle license plates, or plates that claim to resemble such licenses.

  • Any item that is primarily used to alter identification documents, licenses or plates.

  • Any article of clothing or identification relating to government transportation security or employment with a government transportation related industry, including but not limited to, articles of commercial government owned airline pilot's uniforms, steward or stewardess uniforms, baggage or airport service uniforms, mass transit train related uniforms.

eBay urges its sellers and buyers to comply with all governmental laws and regulations. Since the sale of many government IDs and licenses are prohibited by law, regulated, or may cause harm to eBay or its members, sellers may not list them on eBay.

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