How do I activate my PayPal card?

Here's how to activate your PayPal Cash card:

From your web browser:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in to your account and enter the required information. 
  3. Click Activate Card.
You may need to provide your date of birth and Social Security number as required by the USA Patriot Act.

From your PayPal mobile app:
  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Tap the Settings cog at the top right corner.
  3. Select PayPal Cash Card.
  4. Enter the required information. 
  5. Click Activate Card.
Upon completing activation, you'll be to use your card with your available PayPal Cash Plus balance right away.

You can also activate your PayPal Cash Card by calling our 24 hour automated activation line and following the steps provided at 1-800-314-8298.