The introduction of ID verification will be a seamless process for the vast majority of our existing and new customers. Only a small volume of customers will be asked to provide more information to verify their identity before they make their next purchase (both instore and online). This means that you might be asked to provide ID, but your friend might not be.
Verifying your identity does not mean that Afterpay will approve your order as a number of other factors are taken into account during this process. Please find out more about declined orders here: https://help.afterpay.com/hc/en-au/articles/217425986-Why-is-my-order-being-declined-