How to create a UAE PayPal account that can send and receive money in Nigeria

by Johnson Daniel

Almost no Nigerian takes it as new news that using PayPal to send and receive money is difficult knowing fully well that PayPal has set the restriction of their services for Nigerians. With this knowledge, we have taken some time to look at ways by which we can use PayPal as Nigerians to send and receive cash to people abroad.

I’ve already covered tutorials on this blog on how to create both Lesotho and South African PayPal accounts that can help you carry out transactions online as I’m letting you know about this just in case you want to give either of them a try. As for this article, I’m going to guide you through how you can create your very own personalized UAE PayPal account that you can use to send and receive cash from anywhere in the world.

How to create a UAE PayPal account that can send and receive money in Nigeria

  • Open your browser on any available device and go to
  • Tap Sign Up.scrnli 6 9 2020 7 07 28 PM
  • Select the Business Account and tap Continue.scrnli 6 9 2020 7 08 18 PM
  • Enter the desired email address you would like to use for the PayPal account. Tap enter and enter the desired password that you would like to use to gain access to the account after opening it (Ensure that it contains both number(s) and letters).
  • On the next page, you would be required to fill in details about your business, just be as honest as possible and fill in your real details. As for the business phone number, change the country code to that of Nigeria, just fill in your Nigerian number ensuring that you do not add the 0 number to it and as for the address, fill it as you see in the picture below. After filling the details, check the User Agreement and Privacy Statement box below and tap Agree and Continue.
  • The next page would require you to talk more about your business. Select Business Type as Individual/Sole ProprietorshipProduct or service keywords should be Business Services and provide any URL if you have any then tap Continue.
  • On the next page, you would be asked to tell PayPal more about yourself and this is where you would need to provide your date of birth and your means of identification. Fill the required details and click Submit.scrnli 6 9 2020 7 26 49 PM

With this procedure, you should create your UAE PayPal account. The next thing you need to do is to link a card most preferably a MasterCard or Visa with which you can use to pay and receive cash straight to your bank account. UBA AfriCard seems to also work too so you can use it.

With this, you can now have a good means of collecting payment from clients abroad, surveys and apps like ClipClaps. So far, ClipClaps is the best paying app in terms of getting free PayPal funds, so I’ll advise you to check it out here.


Babalola Kareem June 22, 2020 - 1:48 pm

Thanks a lot for this useful post I pray it works for me

Daniel Johnson June 22, 2020 - 2:21 pm

Sure it would!

Babalola Kareem June 25, 2020 - 2:58 am

It did not work as could not change the phone code to Nigerian code.

Johnson Daniel June 25, 2020 - 3:48 am

It’s necessary to note that you make use of a Chrome browser when trying to create the PayPal account to give you easy access to changing the country code or better still, uses personal computer to open it and it would work.

Morrison July 18, 2020 - 6:09 pm

How can you link your Nigeria bank account to that UAE PayPal account am having problem in doing that

Morrison July 18, 2020 - 6:10 pm

How to link that UAE PayPal account to your Nigeria local bank account am having problem in doing so

Morrison July 18, 2020 - 6:23 pm

Not many Nigerian credit cards work for UAE PayPal account. What bank card are you trying to link to the PayPal account if I may ask?

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Animashaun October 9, 2020 - 3:33 am

Please while creating that UAE PayPal it requested for Identity document and home address. Please what do I do I only have Nigerian voters ID

Johnson Daniel October 9, 2020 - 4:53 am

You should be able to use Voters Card as your means of verification.


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