Unable to create Azure free account because account is under review.

Stanislav Panferov 45 Reputation points
2023-01-20T21:29:25.93+00:00

I have an Azure account with no subscriptions because it was registered without being linked to a payment card. When I try now register free account, I receive a message "Your account is under review". What does this message mean? And can I register free account in this case?

I guess my location (Russia) may be the reason for blocking my account.

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  1. SanthiSwaroopNaikBukke-4908 595 Reputation points
    2023-01-20T21:34:14.4366667+00:00

    The message "Your account is under review" means that your account is being reviewed by Microsoft to ensure compliance with Azure's terms of service. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including suspicious activity, billing issues, or location-based restrictions.

    In your case, it's possible that the location (Russia) is the reason for the account being blocked. Azure has different compliance and regulatory requirements for different regions and countries, and some services may not be available in certain areas.

    As for registering a free account, it is possible that you may not be able to register for a free account while your account is under review.

    You can contact Azure support to inquire about the status of your account, and to find out if there is anything that can be done to resolve the issue. They will be able to give you more information about why your account is under review, and what you can do to regain access to Azure services.

    Make sure to provide them with your Azure account details, and the reason you think your account was blocked. It's also important to mention that Azure offers different account types and plans, you may be able to use free trial or pay-as-you-go plans.


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  1. Dillon Silzer 52,906 Reputation points
    2023-01-20T21:32:20.3466667+00:00

    Hi,

    This is most likely due to your location as per the article:

    Microsoft suspends new sales in Russia

    https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2022/03/04/microsoft-suspends-russia-sales-ukraine-conflict/


    If this is helpful please accept answer.

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  2. Mostafa Mohammedi 0 Reputation points
    2023-02-20T19:47:59.28+00:00

    im getting the same issue i live in norway.

    Solved


  3. Srikanth Jayavarapu 0 Reputation points
    2024-01-10T15:51:14.84+00:00

    I am from india , getting the issue, may be its not related to location..

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