How to Create a US PayPal Account in Nigeria or Anywhere in the world

 How to Create a US PayPal Account in Nigeria or Anywhere in the world 

You can access PayPal from over 200 countries and services from a country that is included on PayPal's permitted countries list!

Also per convo above: "7. A PayPal account can be accessed by the account holder and used from any country where PayPal services are offered. However, if you are trying to make a payment or change account information from publicly accessible computers, such as those found in Internet cafes, libraries, or hotels, our system might block your attempts. As a result, we might limit some features of your account until we can contact you and confirm that you are controlling your account."
That's why you need a VPN or Proxy

For people who aren't from the United States, a Personal PayPal account is out of the question because they mandate a a Social Security Number.

Even with Doola's services, which can get you an LLC, Company Phone Number, Company Address (cannot be a PO box), AND an EIN Number for your business PayPal account; by not being a U.S. Citizen you are automatically excluded from many of the perks of a business account because they are only available in America!

However a Business Personal PayPal account is possible with an ITIN!

To create a Personal PayPal account, you'll have to provide:

  • Your Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail address
  • A Social Security number

To create a Business PayPal account, you'll have to provide:

  • A LLC or Corporation
  • A Company Phone Number
  • A Company Address
  • An EIN Number
  • A Social Security number or an Individual
  • Taxpayer Identification Number

What documentation do I need to open a PayPal account?

To open an account with PayPal, you can use a variety of documents. Some of the documents that PayPal accepts are listed below:
  1. Acceptable Proof of SSN/ITIN documents include:
  • Social Security Number card
  • Letter from IRS assigning SSN or ITIN
  • 1099 Form (Dated within last 12 months)
  • Employer-issued W2 (Dated within last 12 months)
  • Paystub with complete SSN (Dated within last 12 months)
  • 3rd party prepared tax documents (Dated within last 12 months, and signed by 3rd party preparer)
2. Acceptable Proof of Identity documents are:

  • Driver’s license
  • Passport or passport card 
  • State or Government Issue ID
3. Acceptable Proof of Address documents are:

  • Utility bill (Dated within last 12 months)
  • Cell or landline phone bill (Dated within last 12 months)
  • Motor vehicle registration (Dated within last 12 months)
  • 401k/Brokerage Statement (Dated within last 12 months)
  • Copy of Grant Deed on Home or Lease Agreement for Home
  • Bank or credit card statement (Dated within last 12 months)
  • Identity card or driver’s license with physical address listed (must be current)

Step 1: How To Open A US PayPal Account In Nigeria

Head on to , click on sign up on the US PayPal business account.
US PayPal Web Address

Please note that to access this URL from Nigeria, you need a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to use a US location. You can get Windscribe VPN free of charge but for an itch-free process, I will suggest you get a premium Nord VPN, it costs about $11.95 per month. If you cannot afford that you should get the Hyonix VPS, which in my opinion is safer than a VPN because it is a virtual computer with a static IP. The VPS is $6.50 per month. (remember that if you register on Hyonix with my link, I will get a token from your purchase).

Step 2: How To Open A US PayPal Account In Nigeria

Input a fresh email address and your password for your US PayPal.
input your email and password

You should use a fresh email address that has never been registered with any US PayPal or any other country PayPal account. Also input your preferred password (remember it’s the password that you will be using on the account going forward, so please take note of it).

You should get a notepad and record every of your US PayPal registration details as you progress with the PayPal signup process.

Step 3: How To Open A US PayPal Account In Nigeria

Tell PayPal about your business, and this include; business contact, business details, and business address then click agree and continue.
  • Business Contact: This includes your legal names such as your first and last name. 
  • Business Details: This includes your business name, type, and URL
  • Business Details: This includes your business location, street, and zip (if applicable)
These details will help you circumvent the process and enable you register from Nigeria. To get these details to open your US PayPal account in Nigeria, you will need to get pseudonyms for the entire process. 

However, you can retain basic identifier information about you such as your legal name.

Click agree and continue.

Step 4: How To Open A US PayPal Account In Nigeria

You will be redirected to this window: Welcome to your new PayPal account, send funds… click on send invoice.
Welcome to your US PayPal account

This will almost look like the end of the process, but you still have to provide US PayPal with additional details of your account. But to pass this stage, you should click on generate an invoice and this will take you to the next step.

Step 5: How To Open A US PayPal Account In Nigeria

Describe your business: business type, product or service keyword, your monthly sales, and an optional website URL.
Describe your business

In this segment of your US PayPal account opening process, you should describe your business type, your product and service, your monthly sales, and your an optional website URL.

For this section, you should say your business is an individual business. Please use this option if your business is truly not registered but if it’s registered and you feel you have all the document, only then, you can try other options.

Proceed to tell them about the product or service that your business offers.

Then select the range of sales you get, I am not sure of the cycle, if it’s daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. But you can choose an option depending on the volume of sales you get from your business.

I think that will affect the additional detail they might need from you including your limit.

Step 6: How To Open A US PayPal Account In Nigeria

Tell PayPal more about you: your SSN, date of birth and home address.

This is where PayPal want to be sure you’re really from the US. Thanks to technology that has bridged the gap. You can get this data online including your SSN online.

CAVEAT: You may get into trouble for using another person’s details. Using a pseudonym should pass or you should stick with a Lesotho PayPal – with it, you can verify with your Nigerian documents.

You Will Be Redirected To Your Invoice Page. Click On The Bell Icon To See If You Have Further Action To Perform. 

How to open a US PayPal account in Nigeria is quite different from other countries’ PayPal, so keep tab, we’re almost done.

Once you’ve been allowed to create the invoice you initiated in step 4 above (kindly refer to it), you should disregard it and click on the setting icon to see if you have prompt for additional action.

Step 7: How To Open A US PayPal Account In Nigeria

If none, click on the setting icon, locate the business profile section, click on money bank and cards, link a card to lift your limit.

PayPal business profile sections

This is where you should add your card to lift your limit. But to enjoy PayPal to its fullest such as withdrawing to Payoneer (not as effective as it use to be), you should add your US PayPal Bank. You can get one from Payoneer with Payoneer Global Payment service or Wise(formerly known as transfer wise).

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