How To Open PayPal Account In Nigeria

Before, every Nigerian internet marketer would face lot of difficulties to have a Paypal account so as to easily run ftheir online businesses successfully but that wasn’t possible because Nigeria wasn't listed in PayPal supported countries, though there are several ways to bypass or manipulate their restriction and create a Paypal account in unsupported countries(Nigeria) but it won't be easy managing such accounts that was manipulated

Now, good is that you can now create a PayPal account in Nigeria. Rupert Keeley, the executive in charge of the EMEA region of PayPal, the payments unit of eBay Inc, said in an interview that 10 new countries were going to make their list of which Nigeria was included.

Paypal, has been the world’s major means of Payment on the web, and bringing their services to Nigeria is one welcome development we have always been expecting. Now that PayPal is available in Nigeria, you can only make purchases and not receive payments with your Nigerian Paypal account because  Paypal has not enabled peer-to-peer transactions in Nigeria,

How To  Sign up a Paypal Account In Nigeria 

1. Go to Paypal Nigerian homepage via and click on Signup at the top right corner of the page.

2. Click on “Open Account” under the “individual” section for a personal account.

3. Fill in all details and click on “Agree and Create Account“.

Getting PayPal Account Verified Using GT Bank’s Naira MasterCard

If you don't verify your paypal account, you would be placed at a $250 limit. However, verifying your paypal account increase the limit amount to unlimited.

4. A new page would come up with a form to log in your Card details. I used my Diamond 💎 Bank Naira MasterCard to get my PayPal account verified.

5. Here, you’ll be redirected to your account’s dashboard. But there are few things you still need to do. Firstly, you have to activate your paypal account by clicking the activation link sent to the mail you registered the account with. Secondly, you need to link and confirm your credit or debit card. Click on “Link and confirm credit or debit card” or “Get Verified” link in your account’s dashboard, insert your Bank Mastercard details here again, then click on “Continue“. You can make use of any Nigerian bank’s Visa or MasterCard.

6. Paypal would deduct $1.95 from your card which they’ll refund in 24hrs. Then, your bank will alert you via SMS or email with a code which you’ll use in completing the whole verification process.

Your bank’s SMS alert should read.

The Naira equibvalent of USD1.95 has been authorized for the transaction done on PP*0123CODE 0123456789FF
What you need do is copy the 4 digits before CODE (highlighted in red) from your mail or SMS alert. That’s what you need to confirm your card.

7. You now have to login once more to your Nigerian Paypal account and click on “Confirm Card” link which should appear on the right sidebar of your dashboard. Then type in the four-digits you copied from your bank alert and click on “Confirm Card”.

8. You’ll get a success popup if everything was fine and successful.

9. Now you should see a status sign that your PayPal has been verified.

Now you can make online purchases with your PayPal account in Nigeria. Be fully aware that you cannot receive payments with your Nigerian Paypal account because  Paypal has not enabled peer-to-peer transactions in Nigeria, but you can find it.