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How to Get a Fully functional PayPal Account In Africa

This is the best and easiest method to create a fully functional PayPal account in any African Country easily. And also how to send and receive money
Create PayPal Account in Africa

Many of us want to get a Paypal account. Whether in Africa, Europe, America, or anywhere, all of us want to have a pyapal accunt because of the amazing features we know about paypal especially with Paypal being the best overall online bank.

But PayPal is still limited in a lot of African countries, may be because of a limit in development or may be limits in technological advancement. But for some of these countries, to have a PayPal account is possible but with a condition of being attached to a verified and known bank account.

And so, in this article we will be showing you how you can get a Paypal account in any Country whether you are in a Paypal supported country or not, you will be able to get a Paypal account with this article. Just keep reading till the end.

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How to Create a Verified PayPal Account in Africa

PayPal is one of the safest platforms to have money transfers and to keep some money for specific uses. This is because of the security level that the PayPal designers have managed to place in it. Also a lot of confidence from the numerous clients all over the world.

You can follow this link to get the numerous and great comments or reviews just for you to know how great PayPal can be. PayPal Reviews

Many people are in Africa and want to enjoy this great platform but are not opportune to deal with it may be because they don't have a bank account to link their PayPal account or any other reason.

So many people search for titles like; create PayPal account in Cameroon; how to create a verified PayPal account in Nigeria; create PayPal account to receive money; how to create PayPal account. But do not mind because we are here to solve your problems and make this great platform available for you.

In this procedure, we will show you how to access your PayPal account without stress easily depending on the country you are in. Because the procedure will make it available for you no matter where you are in Africa.

But you need to first know that PayPal is available in 50 African countries but fully functional in just five countries. So the rest of the 45 countries available, your PayPal must be linked to a bank account for it to be functional.

You can check out the African countries where PayPal is Valid there in the image below;

Paypal in Africa

PayPal is one of the most used platform for payment and transfers online with more that 15 currencies available in the PayPal platform. So, for anyone who is not in Africa and needs to send money to an African, no need to fear because after this process, transfer will be easiest.

READ ALSO: How to Create a Verified Paypal in Cameroon to Receive Money

Step by Step Procedure to Create a Verified PayPal Account in All African Countries

Step One: The first things first for you to create a fully functional PayPal account in Africa, is to know which website to visit for such a procedure. We all might know the official PayPal account at

But in Africa, we will use a medium by passing through one of the African Countries that have full functions with the PayPal company to get access from any of the other 50 countries were PayPal is valid in Africa.

And so in this procedure we will deal with Lesotho as a middleman country to ease access to all the other countries. Use the link below to access PayPal Lesotho from your country.

PayPal Lesotho

Many people on seeing that we are using the information from another country might not like to do this process again but do not fear. This process has nothing illegal. Passing through Lesotho gives access to all African Countries which are registered with PayPal but the are not fully functional in those countries.

And also, in this procedure, all your necessary informations will be filled in while doing the Sign-up process and if it was illegal, then we won't like to place our real informations in this process.

Also note that not everyone will be able to do this process to the fullest but any of your problems, you can bring it to us following the link to our telegram channel.

Step Two: When in the site, the first thing you will see will be a welcome page and all you have to do is to open a business account by tapping on the Sign-up button above. Then you will be provided with two options; whether to do with a personal account or a business account. Choose Business account, then continue.

The best option will be for you to choose a business account whether you are creating the account for yourself or for your business. This is because the personal account has a lot of limitations compared to the business account.

paypal in Africa

This will bring you to a page to place in your email, and create a password for your account. You have to put a strong password that is long and contains symbols to avoid hackers and ease of access from thieves.

Step Three: The next page will be to describe your business. If you don't have a business to your name, you can just create in a fit in the informations. No one will hurt you for that.

When filling, at the level of phone number, you need to change the country location from Lesotho to your country; like Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and any other country.

This won't disturb the procedure. And after you have filled the informations that will be given to you on your next page, you will agree with the terms and policies then click on agree and continue.

paypal in Africa

Make sure the currency you place in the informations above should be a worldwide known currency like the dollars.

Step Four: The next page will need you to describe your business and what your business is all about. Fill the information as required then click on continue. Then you will have to fill personal informations on the page that follows.

Also fill in the informations as required and your Nationality should be your original Nationality and not Lesotho; For the home address, you can just place the same address as that you placed in the business account information in the previous step.

Step Five: After this step, you click on continue and you will see that it is easy to create a PayPal account for any African country. But also note that if your country is not among the original 50 countries  were PayPal is valid in Africa, then it will be quite complicated for you.

Note that the confirmation of your email is very important and you must confirm your email to complete the procedure.

How to link your PayPal account to your bank account

The best way to link your PayPal account to your bank account is quite easy and quick;

  • After creating your account, you go to summary shown on the tab above your screen
  • Then you will tap on link and confirm my credit or debit card
  • Then link either your card or your bank account depending on the two options you will have at the front of your nose.

Final Talks on how to create a Paypal Account in Africa

In Conclusion, this is what we have in reserve for you today. And don't forget to enjoy the tutorial and also share the link to many people that are willing to get a PayPal account in Africa.

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PayPal Africa Frequently Asked Questions:  FAQ

How to receive money from PayPal in Africa?

If you are a new account holder , you will be required to complete the certification requested by PayPal to comply with FATCA within three month of opening your account. If your you do not complete it within three months, you will no longer be able to send funds to another account or receive funds into your account.

How do I make payment or transfer money using PayPal?

With PayPal, you can can send money to anyone with an email address or mobile number.

Here is how to transfer money using PayPal

  • Click send and request at the top of the page 
  • Select from the 3 options .
  • Enter the receiver's email address or mobile number.
  • Enter the specific amount you want to send and click continue
  • Review and confirm the information on the screen and tap on send money now

If you are buying some thing , select pay for goods and services . If you are sending money to a friends or family member , pick send to friends and family in the US or internationally.

How much is charged to my card when confirming my debit or credit card?

Below is a list of how much we charge to card in different countries . If we can not determine the currency of the card or we do not support that currency we charge  1.95 USD to the card.

  • 1.95 USD
  • 2.45 CAD
  • 1.50 EUR
  • 1:00 GBP
  • 200 JPY
  • 2.00AUD
  • 3.00 NZD
  • 3.00CHF
  • 15.00 HKD
  • 15.00 SEK
  • 12.50  DKK
  • 6.5 PLN
  • 15.00 NOK
  • 400.00 HUF
  • 50.00 CZK
  • 4.00 BRL
  • 10.00 MYR 

Once the card is confirmed , we will immediately refund the card. Depending on your card issue can take up to 30 days for the refund to appear on your card statement.

If you remove your card or close your account during the time frames above , the return of the credit may not process . In these instances ,you may need to contact PayPal customer service to have the charge refunded

Why was my credit card denied ?

The card issuer is having technical problem that prevent authorization of a transaction.

The card issuer sees a charge that does not fit your normal spending patterns and blocks your transaction limit for protection.

You've inadvertently exceeded the limit on your card.

Use the above steps to create and verify your PayPal account in Cameroon. We hope you succeed with that.

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