How do I link a debit or credit card to my PayPal account?

Here's how:

  1. Click Wallet at the top of the page.
  2. Click + Link a card or bank on the left side of the page.
  3. Click Link a debit or credit card.
  4. Fill in your card details and click Link Card.
In some cases, in order to ensure you're the card owner, we may ask you to confirm your card. If you see a "confirm credit card" link in the card details section of your PayPal Wallet, you'll need to confirm your card before you can use it with PayPal. If you don't see this link, you can begin using your card right away.

Seeing an error message when trying to link your card? View some troubleshooting tips for linking a card.

Tip:

  • If you don't act to confirm your card by entering in the 4-digit code (or your card cannot be confirmed), the charge will be refunded 75 (60 days in Brazil) days from the date of the charge. Based on certain jurisdictions (such as Brazil), the credit may not actually post to your card for up to 30 additional days.
  • If you remove your card or close your account during the time frames above, the return of the credit may not process. In these instances, you  may need to contact PayPal Customer Service to have the charge refunded.
Learn how to link a bank to your PayPal account.