How to request a verified badge for your Instagram account

For those who are familiar with the verified badge application process, must be knowing that there was no formal way to apply for the verification. That has changed this week. If you have the latest Instagram version on your phone you can now request your profile to be verified. However, there's no guarantee that it will be approved. Also, the process is like a blackbox and nobody knows what is the criteria to get approved. If you still want to give it a try, follow the steps as shown below:

Please note that even after sending the request, you will see an option to apply for verification. Be patient! :)