The D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit number that identifies business entities on a location-specific basis. Assigned and maintained by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B), the D-U-N-S Number is widely used as a standard business identifier.
Your D-U-N-S Number will be used to check the identity and legal entity status of your organization as part of Apple's enrollment verification process when setting up an Apple Business Manager account.
Requesting a D-U-N-S® Number
D&B may have already assigned your organization a free D-U-N-S Number. Before enrolling, look up your organization to see if you have a D-U-N-S Number. You will be asked to sign in with your Apple ID to continue. If your company is not listed, you’ll have the option to submit your information to Dun & Bradstreet for a free D-U-N-S Number.
You will be asked for the following information when looking up your organization:
- Legal entity name
- Headquarters address
- Mailing address
- Your work contact information
Important: Your business must be recognized as a legal entity (such as a corporation, limited partnership, or limited liability company) to enter into the legal terms and obligations of Apple Developer Program agreements. DBAs, fictitious businesses, trade names, and branches are not accepted.
As part of their verification process, a D&B representative may contact you directly for more information (such as your business type or number of employees). Please have your business registration documents ready.
Receiving your D-U-N-S® Number
After requesting a D-U-N-S Number, please allow up to 5 business days to receive your number from D&B. If your application has taken longer than two weeks to process, please contact D&B.
Once you receive your D-U-N-S Number, please allow up to 2 business days for Apple to receive your information from D&B. After this period, you can enroll as an organization in the Apple Business Manager.