• Payments and Transfers
  • Disputes and Limitations
  • My Account
  • My Wallet
  • Login & Security
  • Seller Tools

How do I send a payment in another currency?

To send money in another currency:

  1. Click Send & Request.
  2. Enter the recipient's name, email, or phone number. 
  3. Click Next. 
  4. Enter the amount, choose the currency, and add a note if needed. Our conversion rate will be displayed. Click Continue. 
  5. Select either, "Paying for an item or service" or "Sending to a friend" if available. 
  6. Click Continue. 
  7. Review your payment details and click Send Payment Now. 

When you make a payment in a foreign currency, we calculate the conversion rate for you. You'll see the rate when you make your payment.

When you make a payment using your card, you can choose to use your card issuer's conversion rate. If you choose to use your card issuer's rate, you won't know the conversion rate right away. To find out the exact rate, you'll need to check your card statement later or contact your card issuer directly.

To select your card issuer's rate, when reviewing your payment, select the option that says "Convert currency with PayPal" to change it to "Convert with card issuer."

If you don't see the option to choose your preferred conversion rate, it means that your card can only use either your card's conversion rate or PayPal's conversion rate.

Was this article helpful?

More ways we can help

Resolution Center
Fix transaction and account related issues
Community Forum
Join the discussion with PayPal customers
Tax center
Get your 1099-K and other tax info here
Business Help
Get help with using any of our PayPal products
Technical Help
Find out how PayPal works for your business
Contact Us
Contact customer service
Message Center
Send, receive, and view your PayPal messages
How are we doing?
Take our survey

We’ll use cookies to improve and customize your experience if you continue to browse. Is it OK if we also use cookies to show you personalized ads? Learn more and manage your cookies