How do I receive money through PayPal?

With PayPal, you receive money when someone sends a payment to your email address or mobile number. Once that happens, we’ll send you a message advising you that you have money available.

You can access your money from your PayPal Cash account or PayPal Cash Plus account by going to the Summary page. You can then choose to:

To accept the money, you’ll need to open a PayPal account and confirm your email address.

Is there a timeframe to get my money?
Payments made from a PayPal balance, credit card or by instant transfer are immediately credited to your PayPal balance.

Sometimes you may need to first accept a payment before it shows up in your PayPal account (for example, if it's sent in a currency for which you do not have an open balance on your account). Certain currencies can only be received by converting the money into another currency that PayPal allows you to hold. If you do need to 'accept' a payment before it can reach your balance, you have 30 days to do that before it's returned to the sender.