Facebook scrutinizes requests for verified badges to ensure they meet the criteria for verification. Once you submit your request it will be checked with a software to ensure that it meets the basic requirements for verification. If your profile/page fails at this point, you will get an immediate notification that your request has been denied. The basic requirements include:
- A cover photo.
- A profile photo.
- A name that follows Facebook’s guidelines.
- Content posted to the account.
- A complete profile/page in the about section.
- “Follow” enabled (profiles only).
- A very active account.
- Your profile or profile must comply with Facebook’s terms of service.
Once the system gives the greenlight, your request will be handed over to the human verification team, that will review your request for possible consideration. If you get a notification that your request has been denied after 3-45 days, then it’s most likely due to the following reasons:
- You are not notable. You must be well known, highly searched and you must be featured in multiple news sources.
- You didn’t give a compelling reason why your profile/page should be verified.
- The government ID you provided was blurry or not appropriate.
- You don’t have enough content on Facebook, your account is dead so to say.
- Your account was not authentic, your profile/page does not represent a real person, registered business or entity.
- The URLs that you provided did not illustrate public interest of your account.
- Your account is a general interest account.
- Your account does not have unique presence of the person or business it represents.
Note: If your verified badge requests got rejected, you will have to wait for a period of 30 days, before you can submit another request. Ensure your follow this procedure correctly to avoid more rejects.