PayPal Verification Process - FAQ for Canada

Frequently Asked Questions - The Verification Process

What does it mean to be Verified?

A Verified seller has provided additional evidence of their identity to PayPal by passing key security checks and completing the PayPal Verification process. Verification increases the overall security of the PayPal network because most buyers prefer to do business with Verified sellers.

How do I become Verified?

To become verified, add and confirm your bank account to your PayPal account.

Why does PayPal ask sellers to become Verified?

Verification helps increase trust and safety in our community. Buyers can feel more confident doing business with Verified sellers, who are more likely to be legitimate, trustworthy merchants.

Is Verification a requirement?

No, but PayPal recommends that you get Verified as it will enhance your reputation as a seller.

For regulatory reasons, there may be a limit on the amount of money you can send or receive. If you have reached your PayPal account send limit you will need to become Verified in order to continue making transactions.

What's a send limit?

For regulatory reasons, there may be a limit on the amount of money you can send or receive. If you reach such a limit, you’ll need to complete our Verification process in order to continue transacting. You can verify your account by adding and confirming a bank account.

You can check your sending limit by logging into your personal PayPal account and clicking on ‘see how much you can send with PayPal’. For business accounts, you can “View Limits” within the Overview section of your account.

How much does it cost?

The Verification process is free of charge.

How do you know if a seller is Verified?

Simply type in the seller's email address on the Send Money tab and you'll see whether or not they are Verified.

Please note: PayPal's Verification system does not constitute an endorsement of a member or a guarantee of a member's business practices. You should always consider additional information when evaluating sellers, such as how long they've been members of PayPal, or what other customers are saying about them.