What does a Verified account status mean?

Verification of identity increases customer trust because it creates a higher level of confidence that a person is who they say they are. When other PayPal users see that you are a Verified User, they know you have taken the steps to provide additional evidence of your identity. This creates confidence and a willingness to do business with you.

Verification provides an additional benefit of lifting your withdrawal limit. This allows you to withdraw more funds from your PayPal balance to your bank account. You can verify your account by completing two out of three steps: linking and confirming your bank account, verifying your credit or debit card information and/or providing your social security number.

Follow these steps to become verified:

  1.    Click See how much you can send with PayPal under "More about your account." (This link is located in the bottom left of your Summary page.)
  2.    Follow the steps to become verified.