Many buyers are prompted with an “incorrect billing address” when using their credit card to verify their Paypal account. This does not mean that there is really a problem with the card’s billing address, as virtual cards do not have a billing address. Be sure to fill in a correct physical address that can be found on Google Maps, if you fill in a fictitious address, Paypal cannot verify your address. I recommend using the warehouse address provided by the package forwarding provider, for example, registering with Shipito to get a private US address. Because US Paypal is connected to an address database, any wrong US address will not be verified. I’ve already had several friends tell me about this problem, so please make sure to fill in the correct address.
Why should I sign up for the US version of Paypal?
There are many advantages to registering with the US version of Paypal, in some countries, such as China, if you want to give other users’ Paypal transfer, if both parties are the Chinese version of Paypal account, then I’m really sorry, the transfer is forbidden. It is not allowed to transfer money or make transactions between two Paypal accounts that belong to the same China. This is a policy issue, I don’t want to talk about it, everyone can understand it. Here are a few points to explain the benefits of Paypal in the US.
- You can make transactions, including transfers, to Paypal accounts in different countries.
- Fewer functional limitations, more businesses can be accepted.
- Eliminate the restrictions that some merchants place on Paypal regions.
- Convenient for non-US users to shop at US online stores.
Preparations before signing up for Paypal
- Requires a US IP address, can use NordVPN
- An American phone number.
- A U.S. virtual credit card to verify Paypal.
First, you need to use the US IP address provided by the VPN to open the Paypal website， https://www.paypal.com/us/home you can see the suffix is us.
Select Personal Account to begin registration.
Look at the bottom right corner, is the flag of the United States flag displayed, which means that we registered an account area is the United States, if not, we will not be able to use it. Please adjust the IP address. After entering your personal information, you will be redirected to the next page where you will be asked to enter your US address and mobile phone number.
For the address and mobile phone number, must fill in the real, do not fill in random, you can find a real physical address on Google MapsThe address of the warehouse of the forwarding service provider, or use parcel forwarding, but do not write unrecognizable content, or you can not register successfully. The You need to fill in the correct phone number, and then need to receive the verification code to verify. If you do not have a US mobile number, you can use Google Voice to get a US mobile number, Google Voice is free.
After filling out the information, click Next, and the page to verify your mobile phone number will appear.
Once you have verified your phone number, you can start the important process of connecting your credit card.
Enter the card information for your U.S. virtual credit card, including card number, expiration date, and CVV code.
Here, the US version of the Paypal account is successfully registered.
How to top up the US version of Paypal
Can I top up the US version of Paypal? The answer is yes. However, there is one very special restriction, that is, you need to bind your real SSN after you have registered with the US version of Paypal. number (Social Security number), but not non-Americans don’t have SSNs, so even if we register successfully with the US version Paypal, it is not possible to top up the balance. However, not topping up the balance does not prevent us from using Paypal, and we can use the linked virtual credit card to make the payment.
During the registration process, there are some tips and tricks that can help us.
For example, if you do not have a U.S. cell phone number at the time, you can click the “Not Now” button during the registration process, so you do not have to verify the number now. Once you have a U.S. cell phone number, it’s a good idea to verify it, otherwise you may still be asked to verify your number when logging in or transferring money later.
Signing up for the US version of a Paypal account does not necessarily require your real name. Simply using Paypal does not require real name verification, just fill in the correct US address.
Paypal registration for other country versions
Signing up for a Paypal account in another country is similar to signing up for a Paypal account in the U.S. It also requires a local IP address, a local mobile phone number and a virtual or physical card issued by a local bank.