You all know that adsense is the best publisher tool for bloggers to earn money. And to get your adsense payout delivered by check, adsense uses traditional way of sending post mail to verify the address of an adsense publisher. But adsense publishers from Indian and some other regions regularly post complains in adsense support page about not receiving the post mail delivered to their address. Normally Google sends this mail from Mountain View, CA USA. And this can sometimes take few weeks to reach to your address. However, if you didn't get the post mail delivered in 30 days then you can request for new pin delivered to you. But what if you didn't received it even after 4 months?
If you don't verify your adsense account address within 4 months, Google will start showing Public Services Ads (PSAs) instead of showing paid advertisements for your code. Eventually if you don't verify even after 6 months, then Adsense will deactivate your account and return the money you earned in your account to the advertisers.
If you don't verify your pin, within first 4 months, then you will see the message following message in your account.
“ Your pages are displaying Public Service Advertisements (PSAs) because you haven’t yet verified your PIN and/or phone number. See the Payment History page for more details ”
If you have already rechecked your address you've entered in your account, then next you can rush to your nearest post office to check for the mail. In my case, the address I provided didn't have my street name. But I got the mail somehow.
What if even if you didn't get it from the post office?
If you've already explored the support pages, and have directly contact adsense support. Then login to your adsense account and you may find any message like the following. If you didn't find any messages, then use this form to send a mail to adsense support with a scanned copy of wither your Passport, PAN card, or a Bank statement. If you don't have a scanner, then you can even attempt to take a picture from your mobile phone if it can take a great picture. They should verify your account within a few weeks and lift the hold on your account.
If you don't receive your PIN within 4 weeks of this date, please complete this form and attach a digital image of a government issued ID card, bank statement, or telephone bill displaying your payee name and mailing address as it appears in your account. Please note that we're only able to accept information printed in one of our supported languages.
If your id is verified and approved by adsense team, you will shortly receive a mail from adsense team saying:
“Thanks for your email. After verifying your ID proof, I am happy to let you know that I have manually overridden your PIN requirement and you won’t be required to enter another PIN for this account in the future.”
But make sure that you get adsense checks delivered correctly to your address. For those who are wondering how the adsense verification mail looks like, here the snaps of my adsense verification mail.