How do I activate my PayPal Cash Card?

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

To activate it on

  1. Go to
  2. Log into 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.

To activate it on the PayPal Mobile App:
  1. Log into your PayPal account.
  2. Click the Settings cog in the top right corner.
  3. Select PayPal Cash Card.
  4. Enter the required information. 
  5. Click Activate Card.
Upon completing activation you will then immediately be able to use your card with your available PayPal Cash Plus balance.