Identification types

The types of documents accepted when making a payment through Mercado Pago vary by country.

Get the document types

You can get the document types accepted as follows:

GET /v1/identification_types

<?php
        require ('mercadopago.php');
        $mp = new MP ('ACCESS_TOKEN');
        $identification_types = $mp->get('/v1/identification_types');
        print_r ($identification_types);
    ?>
curl -X GET \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
'https://api.mercadopago.com/v1/identification_types?public_key=PUBLIC_KEY'

Response

[
        {
            "id": "DNI",
            "name": "DNI",
            "type": "number",
            "min_length": 7,
            "max_length": 8
        },
        ...
    ]

The results included in this response will coincide with the country associated with your Mercado Pago account. For more information about this feature and its attributes, go to [API reference]https://www.mercadopago.com.mx/developers/en/reference/identification_types/endpoints/_identification_types/get.yaml).

Identification types by country

The document types accepted by country are listed below.

Only Mexico does not require this information.

Argentina

Identification type ID
Documento Nacional de Identidad DNI
Cédula de Identidad CI
Libreta Cívica LC
Libreta de Enrolamiento LE
Others                      Otro

Brazil

Identification type ID
Cadastro de Pessoas Físicas CPF

Chile

Identification type ID
Rol Único Tributario RUT
Others                      Otro

Colombia

Identification type ID
Cédula de Ciudadanía CC
Cédula de Extranjeria               CE                    
Número de Identificación Tributaria NIT
Others                      Otro

Peru

Identification type ID
Documento Nacional de Identidad DNI
Carné de Extranjería CE
Registro Único de Contribuyentes RUC

Uruguay

Identification type ID
Cédula de Identidad       CI                
Others                      Otro

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