Windows Dev Center

Account types, locations, and fees

We offer two types of developer accounts: individual accounts, and company accounts. Developer accounts are offered in many countries and regions. Either type of account gives you access to publish apps to the Store.

Note  Whether you create an account for a company or an individual, you can associate only one Microsoft account with the developer account. When signing up for an account, make sure to sign in with the Microsoft account that you want to use for your developer account.
 

When you begin the signup process you'll need to choose whether to create an individual account or a company account.

Important  You cannot change the account type once you make your selection, so be sure to choose the right type.
 

Here are the essential differences between the two account types.

Individual accountCompany account
  • Restricted from using certain app capabilities
  • Costs approximately $19 USD (the exact amount varies depending on your country or region)
  • Requires verification through Symantec
  • Greater access to app capabilities
  • Ability to submit verification of EV status
  • Requires that your company is recognized as such in the country or region in which it is located
  • Costs approximately $99 USD (the exact amount varies depending on your country or region)

 

Important   If you decide to create a company account, be sure to review our guidelines for company accounts.
 

Company accounts are a little more expensive, mostly because we take some additional steps to ensure that you are authorized to represent your company and set up the account. One of the main benefits of having a company account is the ability to submit apps that declare additional app capabilities.

Specifically, you must have a company account in order to publish apps that use the following three capabilities:

  • enterpriseAuthentication—Uses Windows credentials for access to a corporate intranet. This is typically used in line-of-business apps that connect to servers within an enterprise. (You don't need this capability for generic communication across the internet.)
  • sharedUserCertificates—Enables an app to access software and hardware certificates, such as certificates stored on a smart card. This is typically used for financial or enterprise apps that require a smart card for authentication.
  • documentsLibrary—Allows programmatic access to the user's Documents, filtered to the file type associations declared in the package manifest. (You don't need to declare this capability in order to access a user's Documents with the file picker). Note that apps targeting Windows Phone 8.1 or earlier cannot use the documentsLibrary capability.
    Note  In addition, you must contact support and get approval before you can submit apps that declare the documentsLibrary capability.
     

Having a company account does not guarantee that apps using these capabilities will pass certification. These capabilities are intended for very specific scenarios, and most apps shouldn't declare them. For more information, see App capability declarations.

For company accounts, we use Symantec to verify that you’re authorized to create an account for the company that you’re representing. This process can take from a few days to a couple of weeks, and often includes a phone call to your company (so make sure your contact information is up to date when you fill out the registration forms). You can't submit apps from a company account until it's been verified, but while you're waiting, you can reserve an app name, access your Windows Dev Center dashboard, and continue building and testing your app.

Developer account and app-submission markets

You can register for your developer account and submit apps if you live or operate a business in a country or region listed below.

In the following table, the Registration fee is the current cost to register for your developer account. Prices are subject to change.

Note  We'll add any applicable taxes and fees to the registration fee when you sign up. Also, when we pay you, your bank might charge a fee to receive the payment.
 

The Payout describes how we'll pay you the money you earn from your apps. You'll be able to choose the payout account into which we'll deposit this money.

Note  Some markets do not support paid apps (payout). In those markets, only free apps can be submitted.
 

The PayPal column indicates whether PayPal is a supported payment method that can be used for your payout account.

Country/regionRegistration feePayoutPayPal
IndividualCompany
Afghanistan19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Albania19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Algeria1535 DZD7000 DZDUSD paid to bankNo
Andorra14 EUR75 EURNo payoutNo
Angola19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Antigua and Barbuda19 USD99 USDXCD paid to bankNo
Argentina106 ARS420 ARS USD paid to bankNo
Armenia19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Australia21 AUD110 AUDAUD paid to bankYes
Austria14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Azerbaijan19 USD99 USDAZN paid to bankNo
The Bahamas19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Bahrain7 BHD38 BHDBHD paid to bankNo
Bangladesh1468 BDT7600 BDTBDT paid to bankNo
Barbados19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Belarus19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Belgium14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Belize19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Benin19 USD99 USDXOF paid to bankNo
Bhutan19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Bolivia19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Bosnia and Herzegovina19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Botswana19 USD99 USDBWP paid to bankNo
Brazil46 BRL160 BRLUSD paid to bankNo
Brunei19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Bulgaria28 BGN160 BGNBGN paid to bankNo
Burkina Faso19 USD99 USDXOF paid to bankNo
Burundi19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Cabo Verde19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Cambodia19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Cameroon19 USD99 USDXAF paid to bankNo
Canada20 CAD99 CADCAD paid to bankYes
Central African Republic19 USD99 USDXAF paid to bankNo
Chad19 USD99 USDXAF paid to bankNo
Chile9776 CLP 46000 CLPUSD paid to bankNo
China116 CNY600 CNYUSD paid to bankYes
Colombia36543 COP180000 COPUSD paid to bankNo
Comoros19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Congo19 USD99 USDXAF paid to bankNo
Congo (DRC)19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Costa Rica9578 CRC49725 CRCCRC paid to bankNo
Côte d'Ivoire19 USD99 USDXOF paid to bankNo
Croatia107 HRK500 HRKHRK paid to bankNo
Cyprus14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Czech Republic365 CZK1720 CZKCZK paid to bankYes
Denmark106 DKK530 DKKDKK paid to bankYes
Djibouti19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Dominica19 USD99 USDXCD paid to bankNo
Dominican Republic19 USD99 USDDOP paid to bankNo
Ecuador19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Egypt133 EGP600 EGPEGP paid to bankNo
El Salvador19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Equatorial Guinea19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Eritrea19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Estonia14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Ethiopia19 USD99 USDETB paid to bankNo
Faroe Islands19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Fiji19 USD99 USDFJD paid to bankNo
Finland14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
France14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Gabon19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
The Gambia19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Georgia19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Germany14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Ghana19 USD99 USDGHS paid to bankNo
Greece14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Greenland19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Grenada19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Guatemala19 USD99 USDGTQ paid to bankNo
Guinea19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Guinea-Bissau19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Guyana19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Haiti19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Honduras19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Hong Kong SAR147 HKD760 HKDHKD paid to bankYes
Hungary4237 HUF18800 HUFHUF paid to bankYes
Iceland2319 ISK11929 ISKUSD paid to bankNo
India1201 INR4500 INRINR paid to bankNo
Indonesia203015 IDR1000000 IDRIDR paid to bankNo
Iraq22078 IQD120000 IQDUSD paid to bankNo
Ireland14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Israel67 ILS350 ILSILS paid to bankYes
Italy14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Jamaica19 USD99 USDJMD paid to bankNo
Japan1847 JPY 9800 JPYJPY paid to bankYes
Jordan13 JOD70 JODJOD paid to bankNo
Kazakhstan2897 KZT15038 KZTKZT paid to bankNo
Kenya19 USD99 USDKES paid to bankNo
Kiribati19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Korea21216 KRW108000 KRWUSD paid to bankNo
Kuwait5 KWD28 KWDKWD paid to bankNo
Kyrgyzstan19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Laos19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Latvia14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankNo
Lebanon28690 LBP149686 LBPLBP paid to bankNo
Lesotho19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Liberia19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Libya19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Liechtenstein17 CHF93 CHFCHF paid to bankYes
Lithuania14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankNo
Luxembourg14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Macao SAR19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Macedonia (FYROM)19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Madagascar19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Malawi19 USD99 USDMWK paid to bankNo
Malaysia62 MYR300 MYRUSD paid to bankNo
Maldives19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Mali19 USD99 USDXOF paid to bankNo
Malta14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Marshall Islands19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Mauritania5681 MRO30046 MRONo payoutNo
Mauritius19 USD99 USDMUR paid to bankNo
Mexico247 MXN1140 MXNMXN paid to bankYes
Micronesia19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Monaco14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankNo
Mongolia19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Montenegro14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankNo
Morocco158 MAD800 MADMAD paid to bankNo
Mozambique19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Myanmar19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Namibia19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Nauru19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Nepal19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Netherlands14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
New Zealand24 NZD140 NZDNZD paid to bankYes
Nicaragua19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Niger19 USD99 USDXOF paid to bankNo
Nigeria19 USD99 USDNGN paid to bankNo
Norway113 NOK580 NOKNOK paid to bankYes
Oman7 OMR40 OMROMR paid to bankNo
Pakistan1959 PKR9000 PKRPKR paid to bankNo
Palau19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Panama19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Papua New Guinea19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Paraguay19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Peru54 PEN280 PENPEN paid to bankNo
Philippines832 PHP4400 PHPPHP paid to bankYes
Poland59 PLN280 PLNPLN paid to bankYes
Portugal14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Qatar69 QAR360 QARQAR paid to bankNo
Romania63 RON360 RONUSD paid to bankNo
Russia626 RUB3000 RUBRUB paid to bankYes
Rwanda19 USD99 USDRWF paid to bankNo
Saint Kitts and Nevis19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Saint Lucia19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines19 USD99 USDXCD paid to bankNo
Samoa19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
San Marino14 EUR75 EURNo payoutNo
São Tomé and Príncipe19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Saudi Arabia71 SAR380 SARSAR paid to bankNo
Senegal19 USD99 USDXOF paid to bankNo
Serbia1619 RSD7000 RSDUSD paid to bankNo
Seychelles19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Sierra Leone19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Singapore24 SGD120 SGDSGD paid to bankYes
Slovakia14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Slovenia14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Solomon Islands19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Somalia19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
South Africa193 ZAR 700 ZARZAR paid to bankNo
Spain14 EUR75 EUREUR paid to bankYes
Sri Lanka19 USD99 USDLKR paid to bankNo
Suriname19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Swaziland19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Sweden123 SEK700 SEKSEK paid to bankYes
Switzerland17 CHF90 CHFCHF paid to bankYes
Taiwan568 TWD2840 TWDUSD paid to bankYes
Tajikistan19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Tanzania19 USD99 USDTZS paid to bankNo
Thailand601 THB3000 THBTHB paid to bankYes
Timor-Leste19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Togo19 USD99 USDXOF paid to bankNo
Tonga19 USD99 USDTOP paid to bankNo
Trinidad and Tobago122 TTD636 TTDTTD paid to bankNo
Tunisia31 TND140 TNDTND paid to bankNo
Turkey37 TRY160 TRYTRY paid to bankNo
Turkmenistan19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Tuvalu19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Uganda19 USD99 USDUGX paid to bankNo
Ukraine156 UAH800 UAHUSD paid to bankNo
United Arab Emirates19 USD99 USDEUR paid to bankYes
United Kingdom12 GBP65 GBPGBP paid to bankYes
United States19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankYes
Uruguay19 USD99 USDUYU paid to bankNo
Uzbekistan19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo
Vanuatu19 USD99 USDNo payoutNo
Venezuela119 VEF420 VEFUSD paid to bankNo
Vietnam400425 VND2000000 VNDVND paid to bankNo
Yemen4080 YER21245 YERNo payoutNo
Zambia19 USD99 USDZMK paid to bankNo
Zimbabwe19 USD99 USDUSD paid to bankNo

 

Related topics

Opening a developer account
Setting up your payout account and tax forms
Getting paid

 

 

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