Account types, locations, and fees

The Windows program in Partner Center offers both individual and company accounts in many countries and regions. Either type of account gives you access to publish apps to the Store and to participate in additional Microsoft programs.

Note

When opening your developer account, make sure to sign in to Partner Center with the Microsoft account that you want to use for your developer account. You'll have the option to add additional users to the account later.

When you begin the signup process you'll need to choose whether to create an individual account or a company account. Both types of accounts will allow you to submit apps, games, add-ins, and services.

Company accounts are intended for organizations and businesses. For company accounts, we require greater verification to confirm that you’re authorized to set up the account for your company. Individual accounts are usually appropriate for a single developer working on their own, although you have the option to add additional account users to either type of account.

Important

You can't 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 account Company account
  • Costs approximately $19 USD (one-time registration fee; the exact amount varies depending on your country or region)
  • Shorter account verification process
  • Costs approximately $99 USD (one-time registration fee; the exact amount varies depending on your country or region)
  • Requires greater account verification
  • Requires that your company is recognized as such in the country or region in which it is located
  • Able to submit apps with restricted functionality (as described in the Microsoft Store Policies)

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. Per the Store Policies, apps with certain functionality, such as those that access financial account information or that require authentication to access primary functionality (without using a secure dedicated third party authentication provider), can only be published by company accounts.

Account verification

After you've completed the signup process, your account will go through the verification process. For individual accounts, we check to make sure another company isn't already using your publisher display name. For company accounts, our verification partner Dun & Bradstreet will confirm 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 all of 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 continue building and testing apps, and work on getting your submissions ready.

You can check your verification status on the Account settings page.

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. This is a one-time fee and there is no renewal charge. Note that the prices below are subject to change.

Country/region Individual reg. fee Company reg. fee
Afghanistan 19 USD 99 USD
Albania 19 USD 99 USD
Algeria 1535 DZD 7000 DZD
Andorra 14 EUR 75 EUR
Angola 19 USD 99 USD
Antigua and Barbuda 19 USD 99 USD
Argentina 106 ARS 420 ARS
Armenia 19 USD 99 USD
Australia 21 AUD 110 AUD
Austria 14 EUR 75 EUR
Azerbaijan 19 USD 99 USD
The Bahamas 19 USD 99 USD
Bahrain 7 BHD 38 BHD
Bangladesh 1468 BDT 7600 BDT
Barbados 19 USD 99 USD
Belarus 19 USD 99 USD
Belgium 14 EUR 75 EUR
Belize 19 USD 99 USD
Benin 19 USD 99 USD
Bhutan 19 USD 99 USD
Bolivia 19 USD 99 USD
Bosnia and Herzegovina 19 USD 99 USD
Botswana 19 USD 99 USD
Brazil 46 BRL 160 BRL
Brunei 19 USD 99 USD
Bulgaria 28 BGN 160 BGN
Burkina Faso 19 USD 99 USD
Burundi 19 USD 99 USD
Cabo Verde 19 USD 99 USD
Cambodia 19 USD 99 USD
Cameroon 19 USD 99 USD
Canada 20 CAD 99 CAD
Central African Republic 19 USD 99 USD
Chad 19 USD 99 USD
Chile 9776 CLP 46000 CLP
China 116 CNY 600 CNY
Colombia 36543 COP 180000 COP
Comoros 19 USD 99 USD
Congo 19 USD 99 USD
Congo (DRC) 19 USD 99 USD
Costa Rica 9578 CRC 49725 CRC
Côte d'Ivoire 19 USD 99 USD
Croatia 107 HRK 500 HRK
Cyprus 14 EUR 75 EUR
Czech Republic 365 CZK 1720 CZK
Denmark 106 DKK 530 DKK
Djibouti 19 USD 99 USD
Dominica 19 USD 99 USD
Dominican Republic 19 USD 99 USD
Ecuador 19 USD 99 USD
Egypt 133 EGP 600 EGP
El Salvador 19 USD 99 USD
Equatorial Guinea 19 USD 99 USD
Eritrea 19 USD 99 USD
Estonia 14 EUR 75 EUR
Ethiopia 19 USD 99 USD
Faroe Islands 19 USD 99 USD
Fiji 19 USD 99 USD
Finland 14 EUR 75 EUR
France 14 EUR 75 EUR
Gabon 19 USD 99 USD
The Gambia 19 USD 99 USD
Georgia 19 USD 99 USD
Germany 14 EUR 75 EUR
Ghana 19 USD 99 USD
Greece 14 EUR 75 EUR
Greenland 19 USD 99 USD
Grenada 19 USD 99 USD
Guatemala 145 GTQ 750 GTQ
Guinea 19 USD 99 USD
Guinea-Bissau 19 USD 99 USD
Guyana 19 USD 99 USD
Haiti 19 USD 99 USD
Honduras 19 USD 99 USD
Hong Kong SAR 147 HKD 760 HKD
Hungary 4237 HUF 18800 HUF
Iceland 2319 ISK 11929 ISK
India 1201 INR 4500 INR
Indonesia 203015 IDR 1000000 IDR
Iraq 22078 IQD 120000 IQD
Ireland 14 EUR 75 EUR
Israel 67 ILS 350 ILS
Italy 14 EUR 75 EUR
Jamaica 19 USD 99 USD
Japan 1847 JPY 9800 JPY
Jordan 13 JOD 70 JOD
Kazakhstan 2897 KZT 15038 KZT
Kenya 1900 KES 9999 KES
Kiribati 19 USD 99 USD
Korea 21216 KRW 108000 KRW
Kuwait 5 KWD 28 KWD
Kyrgyzstan 19 USD 99 USD
Laos 19 USD 99 USD
Latvia 14 EUR 75 EUR
Lebanon 28690 LBP 149686 LBP
Lesotho 19 USD 99 USD
Liberia 19 USD 99 USD
Libya 19 USD 99 USD
Liechtenstein 17 CHF 93 CHF
Lithuania 14 EUR 75 EUR
Luxembourg 14 EUR 75 EUR
Macao SAR 19 USD 99 USD
Macedonia (FYROM) 19 USD 99 USD
Madagascar 19 USD 99 USD
Malawi 19 USD 99 USD
Malaysia 62 MYR 300 MYR
Maldives 19 USD 99 USD
Mali 19 USD 99 USD
Malta 14 EUR 75 EUR
Marshall Islands 19 USD 99 USD
Mauritania 5681 MRO 30046 MRO
Mauritius 19 USD 99 USD
Mexico 247 MXN 1140 MXN
Micronesia 19 USD 99 USD
Monaco 14 EUR 75 EUR
Mongolia 19 USD 99 USD
Montenegro 14 EUR 75 EUR
Morocco 158 MAD 800 MAD
Mozambique 19 USD 99 USD
Myanmar 19 USD 99 USD
Namibia 19 USD 99 USD
Nauru 19 USD 99 USD
Nepal 19 USD 99 USD
Netherlands 14 EUR 75 EUR
New Zealand 24 NZD 140 NZD
Nicaragua 19 USD 99 USD
Niger 19 USD 99 USD
Nigeria 3700 NGN 19500 NGN
Norway 113 NOK 580 NOK
Oman 7 OMR 40 OMR
Pakistan 1959 PKR 9000 PKR
Palau 19 USD 99 USD
Panama 19 USD 99 USD
Papua New Guinea 19 USD 99 USD
Paraguay 19 USD 99 USD
Peru 54 PEN 280 PEN
Philippines 832 PHP 4400 PHP
Poland 59 PLN 280 PLN
Portugal 14 EUR 75 EUR
Qatar 69 QAR 360 QAR
Romania 14 EUR 75 EUR
Russia 626 RUB 3000 RUB
Rwanda 19 USD 99 USD
Saint Kitts and Nevis 19 USD 99 USD
Saint Lucia 19 USD 99 USD
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 19 USD 99 USD
Samoa 19 USD 99 USD
San Marino 14 EUR 75 EUR
São Tomé and Príncipe 19 USD 99 USD
Saudi Arabia 71 SAR 380 SAR
Senegal 19 USD 99 USD
Serbia 1619 RSD 7000 RSD
Seychelles 19 USD 99 USD
Sierra Leone 19 USD 99 USD
Singapore 24 SGD 120 SGD
Slovakia 14 EUR 75 EUR
Slovenia 14 EUR 75 EUR
Solomon Islands 19 USD 99 USD
Somalia 19 USD 99 USD
South Africa 193 ZAR 700 ZAR
Spain 14 EUR 75 EUR
Sri Lanka 19 USD 99 USD
Suriname 19 USD 99 USD
Swaziland 19 USD 99 USD
Sweden 123 SEK 700 SEK
Switzerland 17 CHF 90 CHF
Taiwan 568 TWD 2840 TWD
Tajikistan 19 USD 99 USD
Tanzania 19 USD 99 USD
Thailand 601 THB 3000 THB
Timor-Leste 19 USD 99 USD
Togo 19 USD 99 USD
Tonga 19 USD 99 USD
Trinidad and Tobago 122 TTD 636 TTD
Tunisia 31 TND 140 TND
Turkey 37 TRY 160 TRY
Turkmenistan 19 USD 99 USD
Tuvalu 19 USD 99 USD
Uganda 19 USD 99 USD
Ukraine 156 UAH 800 UAH
United Arab Emirates 19 USD 99 USD
United Kingdom 12 GBP 65 GBP
United States 19 USD 99 USD
Uruguay 19 USD 99 USD
Uzbekistan 19 USD 99 USD
Vanuatu 19 USD 99 USD
Venezuela 119 VEF 420 VEF
Vietnam 400425 VND 2000000 VND
Yemen 4080 YER 21245 YER
Zambia 19 USD 99 USD
Zimbabwe 19 USD 99 USD