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Paying Internationally

Paying Internationally
With a network of more than 190 countries and regions, PayPal reaches across the globe to give you or your business a way to pay or get paid.
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With over 230 million accounts worldwide and growing, PayPal helps you securely, easily, and quickly send and receive money worldwide. PayPal is accepted as a method of payment in over 190 countries and regions..

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In other countries and regions, we've translated our most popular pages into the local language.

Members in some countries and regions may only use PayPal to send payments and not receive payments.

  • International payments

You can send payments in more than 20 currencies, even if you don't hold a balance in that currency.

You can pay for your purchase with any of these currencies:

  • Canadian Dollar
  • Euro
  • British Pound
  • U.S. Dollar
  • Japanese Yen
  • Australian Dollar
  • New Zealand Dollar
  • Swiss Franc
  • Hong Kong Dollar
  • Singapore Dollar
  • Swedish Krona
  • Danish Krone
  • Polish Zloty
  • Norwegian Krone
  • Hungarian Forint
  • Czech Koruna
  • Israeli New Shekel
  • Mexican Peso
  • Brazilian Real (only for Brazilian members)
  • Malaysian Ringgit (only for Malaysian members)
  • Philippine Peso
  • New Taiwan Dollar
  • Thai Baht
  • Turkish Lira (only for Turkish members)

To send a payment:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account and click Send Money.
  2. Fill out the payment details and select your currency.

Your payment is automatically converted to the currency you choose, and your seller will receive an email from PayPal stating the amount and currency of the payment. If you convert your payment to another currency, we show you the currency conversion calculation at the time of payment, as well as any fees.

Learn more about currency conversion.

  • Working with multiple currencies

You have the option of holding multiple currencies in one account. You can:

  • Open a balance in any of our supported currencies.
  • Make or accept payments in multiple currencies.
  • Convert your balance from one currency to another.
  • Close out your balance in any currency.

To open a balance in another currency:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Profile at the top of the page.
  3. Click My money.
  4. Click More in the PayPal balance section and select Currencies.
  5. Choose from the list of currencies and click Add Currency.

Your primary currency – the one you use most for sending and receiving payments – is automatically set to U.S. Dollars, but you're able to change this to any currency we support. Your primary currency also defines your withdrawal limits.

When you buy something that's for sale in a currency you hold, we'll take money from that currency balance first. If there's not enough money in that currency, we'll use your primary currency balance and apply our exchange rate.

PayPal will always provide information on transactions that include a currency conversion. The currency conversion rate will be displayed each time you:

  • Send a payment in a non-local currency.
  • Accept and automatically convert a payment to your primary currency.
  • Withdraw funds in a non-local currency to your local bank account.
  • Transfer funds between currency balances.

You can go to History to review the currency conversion calculations from previous transactions.

There is no currency conversion for transactions where you:

  • Send a payment using a payment method in the same currency.
  • Receive a payment in a currency for which you hold a balance (you do not need to have funds in the currency balance).
  • Withdraw funds in local currency to your local bank account.

To transfer some or all of your PayPal from one currency to another:

  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Profile at the top of the page.
  3. Click My money.
  4. Click More in the PayPal balance section and select Currencies.
  5. Enter the amount to convert in the Currency Exchange field.
  6. Choose a currency to convert to.
  7. Click Calculate to preview the conversion results.
  8. Click Review Exchange to accept the conversion.
  9. Confirm the transfer by clicking Exchange Currency.
  • Fees

Fees vary for receiving money in other currencies. For current fees, log in to your PayPal account and click Fees at the bottom of the page. Fees are charged in the currency of the payment.

To learn about fees for international payments, click Additional fees for cross-border payments toward the bottom of the Fees page.


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