Restore access

You can restore account access yourself using a confirmed phone number or email address, or by answering a security question. To start, just follow the instructions on the restore access page.

If you can't restore access by yourself for some reason, please fill in the Restore Access form.

Restore access using the form

To request help, fill out the restore access form. First, Yandex.Passport will run an automatic form verification, and your account access may be restored automatically based on the results. Therefore, it is worth your time to try to recall as much information about your account as possible.

Tip. If possible, please fill out the form on the same computer (or smartphone or tablet) which you usually use to log in to Yandex. During the access restoration process, Passport is less likely to trust new IP addresses or devices in order to make it more difficult for hackers to "restore" access to your account.

In some cases, additional verification may be required, in which case your form is sent to our Support team.

How it works

The information you enter is checked automatically, so please try to fill in the text fields as accurately as possible. If you're not sure what your old password is or you don't recall the exact spelling of the full name you entered, try entering everything as you remember it or add other variants (by clicking + next to the field).

The more you can remember about how you used the account and what data you entered, the higher the chance that you will be able to restore access to it. During the last step, you will need to attach your passport photo (for Russian citizens, either internal or foreign), or your driver's license. We request that you photograph yourself next to whichever document you use so that nobody can get access to your account by stealing your personal documents.

If, after sending the form, you get a message that “The information you entered doesn't correspond to your account information”, follow these steps:

  • Check that you entered the correct username before you started filling out the form. Remember that our recommendations will help you remember your exact username.

  • Try answering all of the questions that you think you might remember the answer to.

  • Try filling out the form again using the computer or mobile device that you usually access Yandex through.