From LinkedIn Help
There are instances when you no longer use or have access to the email address used to register your LinkedIn account. LinkedIn suggests first trying to sign in with a secondary email address that's associated with your account. LinkedIn allows you to sign in with any email address associated with your account.
If you still can't access your account:
If you haven't been able to recover your password or don't have access to an email address associated with your account, LinkedIn can help by verifying your identity. To do this, LinkedIn uses a technology that processes encrypted scans of your government-issued ID so that LinkedIn can help get you back into your account as quickly and securely as possible.
[LinkedIn only] uses the ID information you provide to verify who you are, and [LinkedIn] only holds onto it for a short period of time while your account issues are being resolved. Generally, scans and any associated personal information are permanently deleted within 14 days.
To get started, you'll need:
- A smartphone or a computer with a webcam.
- Your driver license, state-issued ID card, or passport.
- An email address where LinkedIn can reach you.
- Access to a desktop computer.
Follow the steps below on desktop:
- Once you begin the identity verification process, you'll be asked to take a photo of your ID with your smartphone or webcam.
- Enter the email address associated with your account so that we can locate your account, and follow the onscreen instructions.
- On the following page, click I don't have access to my email address. First, LinkedIn asks you for a new email address. Next, LinkedIn asks you to provide a valid passport or government ID.
- After you're finished, LinkedIn processes your information and be in contact to assist you further.
Follow this link to verify your identity.
Note: If you only have one email address and it has bounced, you will not be able to send a confirmation link to yourself. You will have to verify your identity to regain access to your account.
Once you regained access to your account you can use this link to close your account instantly:
From LinkedIn Help
To close your LinkedIn account from the Settings & Privacy page:
- Click the Me icon at top of your LinkedIn homepage.
- Select Settings & Privacy from the drop-down.
- Under the Account management section of the Account tab, click Change next to Closing your LinkedIn account
- Check the reason for closing your account and click Next.
- Enter your account password and click Close account.