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Of course it’s no longer news that PayPal is currently available to Nigerians. Yeah, but big problem is that PayPal accounts holders in Nigeria can only send money. So, if you’re thinking of using your Nigerian PayPal account for your internet business, good luck with that pipe dream. The main issue here is that for now, it’s impossible to either send money directly to other PayPal users or receive payments directly with your PayPal account or use PayPal to sell digital products.
Until now, I discovered a very “legal” loophole inside PayPal because of their new opening to the Nigerian audience. Presently, I’ve been able to bye-pass this limitations with a simple strategy that allows me send and receive payments with a verified PayPal without using VPN or flipping browsers or having to worry about IP address. In this short report, I’m super delighted to share the exact same 7 simple steps I use (still use) to get a verified PayPal account without limitations or stress. ]
This is just not a trick or secret, what you’re about to learn is a possible solution to all your PayPal troubles and it is fully legal and compliant because PayPal now allows Nigerians to own PayPal account giving us the edge we needed. With that in mind, pull up your socks, tie up your shoelaces and get ready as to
learn the 7 simple steps I use to get a verified PayPal account.
- 1 How to create & operate a “fully functional” PayPal account that will receive and send payments in Nigeria
- 1.0.1 1. Get A Nigerian Visa Gold Card (FirstBank preferred)
- 1.0.2 2. Visit Any Paypal Country Website Below Of Your Choice
- 1.0.3 3. Sign Up For A Business Paypal Account.
- 1.0.4 4. Carefully Fill In Details To Sign-up Form
- 1.0.5 5. Providing More Info About Your Business
- 1.0.6 6. Confirm Your Email Address
- 1.0.7 7. Link & Confirm Dollar Card
How to create & operate a “fully functional” PayPal account that will receive and send payments in Nigeria
1. Get A Nigerian Visa Gold Card (FirstBank preferred)
Unlike your regular ATM cards from the bank, this visa gold card is unique in 3 ways
1. It’s not based on naira (it’s dollar denominated)
2. Hence you use to shop worldwide with no restrictions
3. It’s not attached to any bank account (Dom or local), it comes with it’s own fresh
account, you load it only when you want to use it.
Other dollar cards like Payoneer will work as well but it’s a whole different case, takes weeks (Visa Gold is so much easier). This card will not just help you to get a verified international PayPal account, you’ll be able to use it effortlessly to run your Facebook ads, Google ads, buy on Amazon, Aliexpress or do any shopping online.
To get the card, you may be required to open a new first bank account (if you don’t already have an existing one) which can be done for you without hassles by those FirstBank officials listed above and finally, you’ll fund the card with $50 to activate it, just buy $50 from your BDC, go to any first bank and fund it once the Visa Gold account is opened for you.
With that first important step out of the way, we head straight into the details on how you get a verified Paypal account in Nigeria without worrying about VPN, IP address or flipping of browsers.
2. Visit Any Paypal Country Website Below Of Your Choice
As you know, Nigeria has some default limitations when it comes to maximizing the full features of the Paypal platform – but this is not the case for other countries. Hence we leverage on that to get us started with Paypal. The core component of this strategy as you’ll get to fully discover soon is that we make
it clear that we are Nigerian citizens doing business in south Africa, Kenya or UAE, this is depending on which country paypal website you fancy.
3. Sign Up For A Business Paypal Account.
Opt for BUSINESS ACCOUNT, then click continue, which takes you down to a page where you Enter an email address to sign up with. Please note that this must be a valid email address because it automatically becomes your default login username.
4. Carefully Fill In Details To Sign-up Form
- Create a strong password.
- Fill in your real name as it appears on your dollar card (Very important, else you might not be able to get verified if dollar card name and sign up name are not aligned).
- Give the business PayPal a “Business Name”.
- Phone Number: Good news is you can purchase a local phone number here from skype that allows you to answer incoming calls on any device with your skype app – that way you’re protected long term if need arises for contact/further verification with PayPal.
Skype phone number are the best because they’re real and tied to your phone/computer once you have Skype installed which you can download from www.skype.com and the phone numbers just cost a few bucks, whenever the number is called, it just rings on your mobile phone like a regular phone number.
Else you could Google up south African numbers or go to www.yellowpages.co.za and search for south African numbers.
Note: The next two numbers after +27 is the area code for the city you use as address – make sure the area code of phone number tallies with the area you use as address.
- Address: To get your address, visit www.yellowpages.co.za (South Africa PayPal), www.yellowpageskenya.com (Kenya PayPal), or www.yellowpages.ae (UAE PayPal) to get legit address.
- Postal code: South Africa – 2000, Kenya – 00100, UAE – has no postal or zip code
- Primary Currency: Always leave this in DOLLARS
5. Providing More Info About Your Business
Next, you choose the category that best defines your business, then click continue. Here are the most important things to fill;
- Nationality: Enter “Nigeria”. Remember our core strategy lies in the fact that we are Nigerian citizens that does business in the PayPal country – this way we are allowed complete access to full PayPal features just like natural citizens of our ‘business’ country.
- Proof of identity: National ID or Voters Card or Drivers License or International Passport
- Untick Home address (is same as business address): This is a very important step that allows you to fill in your Nigerian address. You don’t want your billing address to be same as home address so that you can access your account freely without VPN. Once done with this step click submit and that brings us to the end of the signing up process.
6. Confirm Your Email Address
This is the very first step in the verification process. So make sure any email address you use is legit and can be accessed because once done with the registration PayPal require you to confirm the address so they know it belongs to you. Once you have confirmed it with the password you created during sign-up, you can now use that email address to receive payments. Plus, you can make it your primary address for all your online transactions.
7. Link & Confirm Dollar Card
Go to settings, click “Link and confirm debit or credit card”. Put in details of your dollar card and click continue. Don’t forget that name on card should match the registration name. If you have more than one PayPal, know that you can only link one card to a PayPal at a time. To verify if the card is really yours and active, PayPal would charge $1.95 to the card, the notification of this charge would come with a four-digit code that looks like PP*0000CODE – Where 0000
stands for your custom four digits number you need enter into PayPal to get your account verified.
The email will come from FBN (ie: First Bank Nigeria) and it will look this way, look at where my arrow is pointing because that’s your
PayPal code. Now, enter your Confirmation code for verification & Raise your
account limits. If successful (as it should be if you followed the steps), then you will get this awesome successful verification alert below.
So guys, that’s pretty much the size of the package. With the above steps you can open and verify a paypal account here in Nigeria
without stress or limitations. This will be a fully operational account that can receive any amount of money successful, if your PayPal account ever gets limited for any reason especially when your transaction volume exceeds $10,000 and you’re asked for proof of identification, it’s very simple, just scan your normal Nigerian ID card (Voters card, Drivers license, National ID card, international passport) and upload it to PayPal and
you’re good to go. Whenever you want to login, just visit any of these links depending on the country you used to sign up (I prefer using South Africa
There’s nothing complicated here. If you have any questions, ask in the comment section below.