How to enter an international phone number when creating a login.gov account
When you create a login.gov account, you’ll be asked to enter a phone number where you can receive a one-time security code. For international phone numbers, login.gov can only send the security code by SMS (text message). If you want to use an international number, it needs to be a mobile number.
On the Secure Account screen, select the Text Message/SMS option and follow these steps to enter an international phone number:
- Select the country where your phone number is located - this will pre-populate the country code into the phone number field.
- Check the phone number field to make sure the correct country code is showing.
- Enter the remaining phone number digits into the phone number field - DO NOT enter the country code again and DO NOT enter the international prefix/dial out code (i.e. 00, 010, 011).
- Click Send security code and follow the remaining steps.