How To Open And Verify PayPal Account In Nigeria

How To Open And Verify PayPal Account In Nigeria

If you are here to know how to open a PayPal account in Nigeria in 2022. In this article, I will guide you through how to create and verify a PayPal account in Nigeria 2022. 

It's no longer news that PayPal has placed a restriction on Nigeria alongside nine other countries to their financial operations under certain limitations.

To create a fully verified PayPal account in Nigeria without limitations, you need an African country that has full access. 

How to Open a PayPal Account in Nigeria?

1. Visit the PayPal Lesotho homepage website on and click on the sign-up button which will then redirect you to the signup page.

2. Select Lesotho as “your country or region”.

3. Choose the type of account you want to open between individual account or a business account. 

4. In the next page, fill in your details correctly in the form box and click on proceed.

5. click on proceed to confirm that you are a human and enter the text displayed into the box (ReCaptcha) provided and clicked on continue.

7. On the next screen, you will ask to provide your billing address, make sure it is the same as the address associated with your bank account, and then proceed.

8. Next, PayPal will send you an email to confirm that your details have been received. 

Viola, you have successfully open a PayPal account in Nigeria, but you are yet to verify the PayPal account in Nigeria. 

How to Verify a Nigeria PayPal Account In Nigeria?

To verify a PayPal account in Nigeria, you need a functional credit card or debit card. While verifying my own account, I used UBA AfriCard, you can get a UBA AfriCard by walking to the nearest UBA Branch and requesting a card. It is also sometimes known as the UBA Prepaid Card. 

You can later connect it to more of your cards.

How to verify a PayPal account in Nigeria

1. Login to the PayPal account you just opened. 

2. Click on top-left corner of the homepage, click on my account >> Status >> Get verified. 

3. Click on link Bank or Card

5. Fill in your debit or credit card details and Submit. Make sure you have funds in your card because $1.95 in Naira equivalent will be deducted from your your card. Do not worry about that; the fund will be returned to your account once your account gets verified.

A message will be sent to your phone, depending on your bank services, it may take a while to receive the message. 

Once you receive the message, go back to your PayPal account dashboard and click on confirm debit/credit card, enter the four-digit number under the transaction location immediately after PP* and continue.

Return to My Account dashboard, there you will see Verified under Status which you will use to see Get verified.

And that is it; you now own your Nigeria verified PayPal account.

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