How do I confirm a debit or credit card that I've linked to my PayPal account?

We ask you to confirm your card to verify you're the card owner. By linking and confirming your credit or debit card you help us to confirm your identity and verify that you own the card which you have registered to your PayPal account.

Here's how to confirm your card:

  1. Click Wallet.
  2. Click the card that needs to be confirmed.
  3. Click the confirm card link (if you don't see the link, you don't have to complete this process).
  4. Read the information on the confirm credit card page and click OK.
PayPal will make a small charge to your card. After the card is confirmed, we will immediately refund the card. Your card issuer will credit your card balance within 30 days from the date of the refund.

The charge appears on your card statement with a 4-digit code and the word PAYPAL. If you view your card statements online, you can check for the code in a few days. Otherwise, check for the code when you receive your next statement in the mail.
 
Confirm your card by entering the code
Have your 4-digit PayPal code ready and follow the steps below:
  1. Click Wallet.
  2. Click the card that needs to be confirmed.
  3. Enter the 4 digit code in the box and click Confirm.