How To Sign Up For PayPal in South Africa

Written By Alla Levin
August 16, 2022
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How To Sign Up For Paypal in South Africa

What you need to register:

  • Go to the site and click “Register” in the upper right corner (or in the PayPal mobile app).
  • Enter name, last name, e-mail, and password.
  • Choose country.
  • Enter your phone number and confirm it by SMS.
  • Add your residential address and documents – passport or TIN (not required).

After that, you can link your bank card Visa/Mastercard and use the service. The entertainment business chooses PayPal as a reliable partner for casinos in South Africa.

Types of accounts

PayPal offers two types of accounts for different needs – personal and corporate. However, in South Africa, you can only register a personal account. With a personal account on PayPal, you can track payment history, add different bank cards and bills, pay for goods online, and send or receive payments.

Does PayPal charge a fee?How To Sign Up For PayPal in South Africa

Service has temporarily removed the commission for users who send funds or receive funds in Ukrainian accounts PayPal. The special offer for South Africa will remain in effect until June 30, 2022.

The service may generally charge a commission if you send money from a credit or debit card – 3.4% of the amount plus a fixed commission for each currency. Usually, it’s 0.35 euros and $0.3 for the dollar.

How to recharge

Cash via PayPal Cash service in a machine or with a bank card tied to your account. You’ll need to provide your card number, expiration date, security code (CVV), and home address to link your card. The service may charge $1-2 to verify the card, which will be refunded. You can add multiple cards to your account and switch between them.

Withdrawal of funds

Since March, Ukrainians have had the option to withdraw funds from PayPal to their bank cards. Click on Visa/Mastercard, which you tied to your account, choose the amount you need, and get crediting. Usually, the funds are received within a few minutes.

Paying for items via PayPal

Many marketplaces and sites (eBay, iHerb, Steam, etc.) have a payment option using PayPal. Select an item, fill out the shipping information, and select PayPal as your payment option. Next, you need to enter your PayPal account email and password.

When you buy something with PayPal, invoices appear in your personal account – you can go in and pay right there. The service also saves your payment and transaction history.

When is the payment credited?

Payment is credited to your account within one business day or immediately, depending on the processing center.

What is the exchange rate for the payment?Paying for items via PayPal

To find the exchange rate, go to your account (at the top of the site) in the Converter of currencies section. In the appropriate field, select a currency, enter the required amount, and calculate the desired amount of another money. On the right side, you’ll see the currency exchange rate for today.

Where can I check the payment history?

All operations made from your account (charges, credits) are displayed in your account in the history of payments (it is available in the menu at the right top of the site).

What to do if payment was not enlisted?

Please contact our support team if your payment was not credited during the business day. To solve this problem, provide the following information about yourself:

  • Account number;
  • The payment method you chose;
  • The amount you credited your account for;
  • Check from the terminal.

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