Before we can create a Niantic Kids account for a child, we’re required by law to get consent from the child’s parent. We can't just take you at your word - the law requires “verified parental consent”, which means that we need to verify your identity before you can give consent for your child.
One method for verifying your identity uses your name, date of birth, mailing address, and your CPF number to verify against government records. Alternatively, you can verify your identity by credit card.
Your name, date of birth, mailing address, and CPF number will NOT be shared with Niantic. This process is handled by SuperAwesome and Serpro, in accordance with their own Privacy Policies. This information is collected solely to verify your identity and will NOT be stored or used for any other purpose after the initial check.
CPF Number Verification FAQs
Am I charged when I verify my identity with my CPF number?
No, you are not charged. Only payment card verification will collect a small charge from your credit card which will be refunded to you depending on your region. Learn more about credit card verification.
I don’t have a CPF number
Not to worry, there are other options to verify your identity, such as using a payment card.
I put in my ID number but I received a message to say that my details could not be verified.
That’s not a problem, there are other options to verify your identity, such as using a payment card.
I am uncomfortable giving my personal information.
With your permission, we will collect only limited personal information to verify whether you are an adult and therefore able to provide consent for your child to use the app. The information is NOT stored, used for any other purpose, or shared with anyone after the initial check.