To create a developer account for your company
There are a few steps to opening a developer account for companies. We will show you how to do this:
1. Apply for the D-U-N-S number
In order to create a developer account for companies, you must first apply for a so-called D-U-N-S number. This nine-digit number is needed to uniquely identify your company or organization. Please note that your company is recognized as a legal entity (e. g. stock corporation or limited liability company). Apple does not accept fictitious company names or sole proprietorships. You can apply for this D-U-N-S number free of charge on the D&B website. Among other things, the following information is required:
- Name of legal entity
- Address of the head office of your company
- Mailing address
- Contact details of your job
2. Receipt of the D-U-N-S number
Please note that the application for the D-U-N-S number can take up to five working days. Afterwards, up to two more working days may pass before Apple receives this information from D&B. Once this is done, you can start the registration process for the Apple Developer program.
3. Creation of the developer account
You can register for the Developer Program on this page. Clicking on Enroll displays a checklist that shows you all the criteria you need to enable enrollment. Start Your Enrollment prompts you to enter your Apple ID and password. You can also create an Apple ID by clicking Create Apple ID if you don’t already have one.
4. iTunes Connect and contracts
Once you’ve created your developer account, all you have to do is accept a few iTunes Connect contracts and store your tax and banking information in your account.
Ready! Now you have completed all the necessary steps to create a developer account for companies and submit your app to the App Store.