Frequently asked questions – the verification process.

What does it mean to be Verified?

A Verified seller has provided additional evidence of their identity to PayPal by passing key security checks and completing the PayPal Verification process. Verification increases the overall security of the PayPal network because most buyers prefer to do business with Verified sellers.

How do I become Verified?

The Verification process varies somewhat from country to country.

In the US, a Verified member has either added and confirmed a bank account with PayPal or received approval for a PayPal Plus credit card.

Not based in the US? Find your country's requirements here.

Why does PayPal ask sellers to become Verified?

Verification helps increase trust and safety in our community. Buyers can feel more confident doing business with Verified sellers, who are more likely to be legitimate, trustworthy merchants.

Is Verification a requirement?

No, but it's generally a good idea as it will enhance your reputation as a seller.

If you have reached your PayPal account send limit you will need to become Verified in order to continue making transactions.

What's a send limit?

When you first open a PayPal account, there is a limit on the amount of money you can send-usually $2,000 USD. Once you reach your limit, you'll need to add a bank account and become Verified in order to continue making transactions. You can view your sending limit here.

How much does it cost?

The Verification process is free of charge.

How do you know if a seller is Verified?

Simply type in the seller's email address on the Send Money tab and you'll see whether or not they are Verified.

Please note: PayPal's Verification system does not constitute an endorsement of a member or a guarantee of a member's business practices. You should always consider additional information when evaluating sellers, such as how long they've been members of PayPal, or what other customers are saying about them.