Can I reopen my closed AWS account?

Last updated: 2021-07-21

I closed my AWS account, but I want to reopen it and continue using AWS services.


For 90 days after you close your account, you can contact AWS Support to reopen your account using these steps:

  1. Sign in to your account.
  2. Check that a valid default payment method is associated with your account.
  3. Open a support case.
    In the Create case section, select Account and billing support, and enter all the required details.
    If your need is urgent, choose the Phone contact method. An AWS Support agent contacts you by phone to help you reopen your account.

If you closed your account less than 90 days ago, then you can sign in to your account and file a support case. After 90 days, you can't reopen your account or use AWS services with that account. Any content remaining in your account will be deleted. However, service attributes might be retained as long as necessary for billing and administration purposes. AWS retains your account information, as described in the Privacy Notice.

Note: The account resources in AWS China (Beijing) and AWS China (Ningxia) Regions are subject to the policies of operating partners (Sinnet in the Beijing Region and NWCD in the Ningxia Region). Account closure procedures in China might take longer than in other AWS Regions.

You can't use the email address associated with your closed AWS account to create new AWS accounts. To use AWS services, create a new AWS account using a different email address.

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