Cannot Import Wallet "Invalid mnemonic phrase" Error

What to do if I get “Invalid mnemonic phrase” error?

All of your cryptocurrency balance(s) are encrypted within the “12-Word” Recovery Phrase. The recovery phrase is the master key for all your assets. Meaning, all private keys are derived from that 12-Word Recovery Phrase.
When you enter it check this points step by step:

  • STEP 1 : Check for whitespace between words. Has to be only one whitespace between two words.
  • STEP 2 : Check for word order.
  • STEP 3 : Verify spelling for each word one by one.
  • STEP 4 : Go to this link to word list and try to find your words, they must be there. If not - then look for a misspell in such word.

Now the issue is likely resolved and you can import your wallet successfully:

But, if the error still occurs, then you probably have a mistake in your phrase backup. You always can check the validity of it on Ian Coleman’s website. Open website, turn off your Internet connection, and paste your phrase

By using this website, you can also get the private keys of some of your assets. This can also be used to determine if you actually have the right set of words for a specific Multi-Coin wallet. You can try and derive your ETH address using this guide and compare it with your records.