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How to switch from Business to Individual type?

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I am having the same problem. I am an individual with no VAT number at the moment. I received a promotional code and I want to run some ads for a friend's local business.


It seems that when I signed up for AdWords I chose "Business" type account (although I don't recall such thing).


How can I switch from "Business" to "Individual"? And why did Google made it impossible to do it myself?

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How to switch from Business to Individual type?

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The account type cannot be changed manually so you will need to contact AdWords Support and ask if they will. Sometimes it can be done and others times it cannot. Same with currency & country. Open AdWords and click on the gear icon in the upper right hand corner and call the number shown... or click on Help and use another method to interact with support. Call 1-866-246-6453 Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (EST).


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