WhatsApp Green Tick Verification is different from WhatsApp API Verification. A business may be approved for using WhatsApp APIs, but may not have a Green Tick.
You can apply for Green Tick after you are approved for WhatsApp Business APIs.
Very few businesses meet WhatsApp's official business account criteria, refer to this article for more information: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/whatsapp/guides/display-name/#types.
Criteria for Green Tick Approval:
- You must be using WhatsApp API Approved Business Account
- You must enable 2 Step Authentication
- Facebook Business Manager should be verified by Facebook
- Must be a business (Individuals are not allowed as of now)
- Recommended you are in Tier 2 or above messaging level
- Must be a notable and reputed brand
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