All Google Adsense publishers are required to enter a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to be eligible to receive payments from Adsense. You will receive the PIN via mail after your earnings balance has reached $50. Adsense publishers in the Philippines have reported that it usually takes around 20 days to 2 months before they receive the PIN from Adsense.
Below is a short FAQ about the Google Adsense PIN.
- Why is a PIN necessary?
The PIN (Personal Identification Number) is key to verifying your Google AdSense account so that you can receive payments. Once your account balance reaches $100 — provided you have entered the PIN and removed all other holds from your account — you will be all clear to receive payments from Adsense.
PINs were issued starting January 28, 2005 — if your account was approved before this date, you do not need to enter in a PIN.
- What does a PIN mailer look like?
PINs are printed on PIN mailers, which are white 4.5 x 6 inch (11.4 x 15.2 cm) postcards. Below are the front and back images of the PIN mailer that Google sends to publishers.