Requesting a D-U-N-S Number

Created by Jean Rizk, Modified on Thu, 16 Nov 2023 at 05:04 PM by Jean Rizk

Applying for a DUNS Number is relatively easy and can be done online through the D&B website

Once you apply, you’ll receive a unique DUNS Number within 30 days for free. 

If you need your number sooner, you can request expedited delivery (five days), but that comes with a fee.

Visit the D&B DUNS Number request page to get started. D&B will ask you for the primary reason for requesting a number. 

If you’re a United States-based business that isn’t doing business with the federal government, select “I have a U.S. based business.” 

If you’re a contractor for the US government, you can visit the D&B Federal government request site and request your DUNS Number there.

Next, D&B will ask for your business name and address. 

Upon hitting the search button, D&B’s database will check to see if your business is in their system. 

If your company information is in the system, it means that D&B already has a profile and DUNS Number for your business. 

You can then select your business name to view your business credit file since there’s no need to request a new DUNS Number.

If your business information doesn’t appear in the company search, you’ll see a message on the bottom of the page asking you to verify the information you entered was correct. 

If your business information appears correct, select the “Get a New D-U-N-S Number” on the bottom of the screen to move to the next step.

If D&B does not have your business on file, click to get your DUNS number

After the company search page, you’ll land on a page highlighting the D&B credit file packages available. 

You can select a credit file package of your choice to create a business profile and request a DUNS Number. 

There are multiple package options. 

However, selecting the “Credit Signal” package will get you a DUNS Number along with monthly credit alerts for free. 

You’ll have the option to choose between standard 30-day delivery at no cost or expedited five-day delivery, which costs $229. 

Once you receive your DUNS Number, you’ll be able to enroll to the Apple Developer and Google Developer Programs.

NOTE: Non-profit organizations need to make sure that the DUNS Number reflects their organization type.

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