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How do I view my refund status?

Here's how to view the status of a refund:

  1. Go to your Activity.
  2. Click Filters and then select Refunds from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select the desired date range to see your refund.
  4. Click the refunded transaction to view the details.

Here's how to view the refund details on the app:

  1. Tap Wallet. 
  2. Tap Activity. 
  3. Tap the refunded payment to view the details. 

We send all refunds back to your original payment method. The time it takes to receive your money varies by payment method.

Credit card (including PayPal Credit)

When you pay with your credit card, it usually takes up to 5 business days for a refund to complete. Some refunds can take up to 30 days, depending on the card company.

We’ll still send a refund to a canceled or prepaid card. Contact your card company to access this money.

Debit card

When you pay with your debit card, it usually takes up to 5 business days for a refund to complete. Some refunds can take up to 30 days, depending on the card company. If we can’t apply the refund to your debit card, we’ll add it to your balance with PayPal.

Bank account

When you pay with your bank account, we’ll be automatically transfer the refund to your bank account. Once issued, refunds usually take up to 5 business days to complete.

PayPal balance

When you pay with your balance, the refund will go to your PayPal Balance on the same day.

PayPal balance plus credit card

When you pay with your balance and your card, the refund will go to your PayPal balance and your credit card. Once issued, the refund will go to your balance on the same day. The refund to the card can take up to 30 days, depending on the credit card company.

Common refund statuses

Pending

When your refund shows as "pending" it means the seller has issued the refund, but the money hasn’t cleared their bank. It usually takes up to 5 business days for a refund to complete. If your refund is still pending after 5 business days, contact the seller for details.

Temporary hold

When your refund shows as "on hold", the seller refunded before the original payment could clear your bank. It usually takes up to 5 business days for payments to clear your bank. When the original payment clears, the refund will complete.

Refunded or Partially Refunded

When your refund shows as "refunded or partially refunded", we’ve sent the money back to your original payment method.

Completed

When your refund shows as "completed", the refund is complete, and we’ve returned the money to your original payment method.

Refunds sent to a bank account may appear as “Completed” although it can take up to 5 business days for the money to appear in your account.

Canceled

When your refund shows as "canceled", we’re unable to process the refund. Please contact the seller for more details.

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