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How do I change the name on my PayPal account?

We can help you change the name on your account if it's misspelled or if you've legally changed your name. However, it is not possible to change the name on your account to another person's name.

Here’s how to request for a name change on your account:
  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Settings (the gear icon) near the top right corner of the page.
  3. Click Edit beside your name.
  4. Select the type of change you would like to make and follow the instructions provided to complete the name change process.

The supporting documents you need to provide will be listed depending on the type of change you're making.

You can choose to upload or fax these documents to us. To help protect your information, we don't accept email attachments. Once we've received the required documents, we'll review your request and get back to you within 3 to 5 business days.
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