Our verification features offer house and pet sitter members the opportunity to gain two levels of verification for their profile - Basic and Standard.
Once you have achieved each level of verification, a trust badge will be displayed on your profile, to help show other members that you are a trusted and verified sitter. As a full member you can gain your verifications through your dashboard. Here you will also be able to see what level of verification you have achieved and move to the next level.
Q: What is Basic level?
A: Verify your phone number and email address and get an external character reference from an employer, landlord, character or someone you have house and pet sat for in the past.
Q: What is Standard level?
A: This is an I.D. document check, which is provided by our partners at Evident ID.
Q: What forms of ID can I use?
A: Passport, driving licence or a National Identity Card can be used.
Q: How do I submit a document for checking at Standard level?
A: We recommend that you do the following:
- Place the I.D. document on a flat, neutral surface and take a high resolution photo using your smartphone or camera, ensuring the text is clear and readable
- Make sure all 4 corners of the document are included in the photo and avoid anything that can obscure the document such as a shadow, reflections or fingers
- The MRZ line containing ˂˂˂˂5555˂˂˂˂example˃˃˃˃˃˃777˃˃˃ is particularly important, so this should not be cut off
Q: Do I need to pay for a verification?
A: No. Verification and Trust Badges are included in your membership
Q: How will I know when I have achieved each level of verification?
A: You will receive an email to confirm that you have received each level and a trust badge will display on your profile. If there is any issue with the ID Document Check, Evident ID will email you to with advice on what to do next.
Q: How can I be certain my personal details and information will be secure, kept private, confidential and not shared with third parties?
A: TrustedHousesitters does not hold any personal information provided during the ID check. Our verification partner, is industry leading utilised by banks and other high security services and businesses globally - therefore they maintain a bank-grade, encrypted security system, keeping your information confidential and secure.
Q: Is Verification compulsory?
A: Verification is optional but we do advise you add both the Basic and Standard level to help with building your trust profile, especially if you are new to the community and yet to start building up your reviews from house sits completed.