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Transferring money to your personal bank account

Please note, you will need to verify your account before starting this process. Our payment processor may require this documentation to verify your account details.

Please ensure you have all of the following documents:

  • Official government-issued identification. This can be a driver's license from your country or a passport from any country.
  • Official bank statements including the following information:
    • Your bank logo, or bank letterhead (must be issued by the bank).
    • Your name as the account holder.
    • The bank account number you will use to transfer the funds.
    • Your sort code if in the UK or Ireland.

You should have received an email to verify your account when you started the campaign. Simply follow these instructions to have the donations sent to your personal bank account:

1. Click "Bank transfers" on your dashboard

2. Verify your phone number

3. Select “Myself” under “Who will receive the funds?”

4. Select “Personal” under “What type of bank account would you like to link?”

5. Add your Identity Details

You will be required to enter the following information:

  • Full first and last name (Ensure that this name matches your identification)
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Birthdate
  • SSN or ITIN (US) or National Insurance Number (UK)
  • ID or Passport Number.

6. Add your Bank Details

You will be required to enter the following information:

  • Account number or IBAN (European accounts)
  • Routing number (US) or Branch code (European accounts)
  • Bank address

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Important bank transfer expectations

After you add your banking information and set up transfers, new donations that come into your account will go through a verification process, which can take 1-7 business days (weekends and holidays do not count as business days).


Once they become available, all verified donations held within the account will be automatically sent at the frequency that you choose (daily, weekly, monthly) and will be delivered to your bank account in 2-5 business days.

Note: Please keep watch in your email inbox (and spam folder) for an email from our team titled, "Important Message from GoFundMe". If you receive that, please respond there as soon as possible. Our team will need to work with you to complete further verification, before funds can be sent.

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