In this Guide, I will show you step by step on how to Open a PayPal account right here in Nigeria for your Business, all you have to do is READ till the end and take action accordingly. Many Nigerians get frustrated while trying to open an account. Of course, Paypal is the mother payment Option for all International Business, and this is a great set back for anyone looking to do business from Nigeria. This guide is carefully designed to help you out.
PayPal is an online payment gateway established in the United States of America by a South African which and later sold to eBay.com on August 18th, 2020 in a deal valued at $1.5 billion.
PayPal has a wide global coverage and acceptance. It is one of the most popular and secure online payment processors on the net with more than 100 million users in over 200 countries around the world.
Paypal, just like Payoneer is used for Business transactions online, You can use it to send and receive Money from Friends and Family (FNF PayPal) or for Business transactions; where you pay for goods and services (GNS PayPal)
It is really Unfortunate that Nigerians and some other countries whose Financial Laws do not support Paypal Terms of Regulations are currently not allowed to do business using Paypal, Nigerians can only make Payment using Paypal, but can not receive funds.
This has been the fate of many Nigerians doing businesses at the International level since USD has always remained the default currency and Paypal the default payment gateway for Foreign transactions.
This article will show you how to create a working Paypal account in Nigeria, that will receive and make payments without any issues.
Open a PayPal Account in Nigeria with These 5 Simple Steps;
Paypal blocks certain features on your account because of the Ip address you use while trying to open an account. Example, www.paypal.com/ng clearly shows a Nigerian Ip address, Paypal knows that you are trying to create an account as a Nigerian. (ng — Nigeria)
From the Image, you can see only PERSONAL, this explains that Nigerians are not welcomed to do business with PayPal.
We will be using the web address of Countries allowed by Paypal to create our account, Countries like South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) etc. In this article, we will make use of United Arab Emirates, Dubai.
The first thing to do is to Clear your browser history and cookies, then visit the link www.paypal.com/ae ( notice that instead of using ng formerly for Nigeria, we are using ae which shows we are signing up as an emirate.
You can see clearly that This other one has PERSONAL & BUSINESS sessions, you can now go ahead and SIGN UP for an account. Understand that every detail used for Opening the account will be your Legit details.
(1) Do not use VPNs while Opening the Account (2) You are using your own original Names (3) You are using your original Nationality (4) You are using your UAE Address Only (5) You are using your original phone number.
We need to get a valid address from UAE because the process is that we are doing business in Dubai but we are from Nigeria. This is important since we have to fill a Dubai physical Address, One place we can get a valid Business address is a yellow pages business directories. Visit — www.yellowpages.ae
Where you see Enter Business Name, you can write Fashion, Beauty, Plumber or any business at all you feel like writing there. In this case, I will chose a Salon. Copy the Address seen there, so you can use for your account.
At this point, you should have your legit UAE Address, Email, Phone Number and Names all written down in your note pads.
Chose the Business Account and Proceed, Next will be your Country of Business, Please allow It to stay at UAE since that is where you will be likely doing business from,.
Fill In your correct Email Address at this Point;
On the next page is where you fill your business information and address which you got from Yellow Pages.
Take your time while filling each box there, NO RUSHING..
Click on Agree and Continue when you are done Filling everything correctly.
At this point, you will have to Tell PayPal about your Business, On this page make sure you choose Individual Business (Don’t make the mistake of choosing sole proprietorship or any other business type) as shown below
The next step is where you will have to Fill your Nigerian details since It has to do with your Nationality.
After filling the page above with the necessary details, you have to uncheck the (Home address is the same as your business address). Please do not make this Mistake.
After filling this section click on submit you will see a page similar to the one below.
Next; Confirm your email address in other to activate your account, Log in to the email you used when opening the PayPal account and you will find a mail sent to you by PayPal with the subject: Confirm your email,
Once the email opens, you will see your confirmation link; when you click on the link you will be taken to a page like below. On the page simply type the password you use when signing up then click on confirm Email Address and viola your email is been confirmed.
CONGRATULATIONS; your account is Now Activated, and you can now use PayPal from the comfort of your home. log in using the email address attached to the account and your earlier chosen Password.
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