To release an App on the Apple App Store you must enrol in the Apple Developer Program.
You will need to enrol as an Organisation, not as an individual. For this you will need a D-U-N-S Number, Legal Entity Status, Legal Binding Authority and a website.
Visit https://developer.apple.com/programs/enroll/ to start the process or learn more about the requirements of enrolment.
A D-U-N-S Number is a unique nine-digit number assigned by Dun & Bradstreet for the purpose of identifying organisations on a location-specific basis. Apple and others can use this number to identify your organisation.
For more information about D-U-N-S Numbers, how to request one or find out if you already have a D-U-N-S Number please visit the Apple DUNS Support Page.
If you are not able to complete your registration through the enrolment process please contact Apple through their telephone support. To find contact information for your location, click here.
Requesting a D-U-N-S Number
D&B may have already assigned your organisation a free D-U-N-S Number. Before enrolling, use the D-U-N-S Number look up tool to see if you have one. (You will have to log in with your Apple Developer login details). If your company is not listed, you’ll have the option to submit your information to Dun & Bradstreet for a free D-U-N-S Number.
You will be asked for the following information when requesting a D-U-N-S Number using the D-U-N-S Number look up tool:
- Legal entity name
- Headquarters address
- Mailing address
- Your work contact information
As part of their verification process, a D&B representative may contact you directly for more information (e.g., type of business, number of employees). Please have your business registration documents ready.