From http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/smallbusiness/webhosting/sitebuilder2/paypal/paypal-04.html:

Personal accounts are meant for use by individuals. With a Personal account, you can send and receive money for free, but you cannot receive payments funded by debit or credit cards. (Note: Members located outside the U.S. will pay a one-time fee before they can send money.)

I live outside the United States. Does anyone know how much "one-time fee" I would have to pay to be able to use PayPal to send money?

  • You quote that excerpt from Yahoo!'s site. Why not check on Paypal's site? Besides, the link there doesn't go to a specific answer anymore. It could be a stale link.
    – mbhunter
    Jul 15, 2011 at 6:15
  • becuse paypal purposely makes it unclear: paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_display-fees-outside . after reading that i still can't anwer my question
    – Pacerier
    Jul 15, 2011 at 8:33

2 Answers 2


I found the answer to what you're looking for in the PayPal Help Center.

Refer specifically to the question PayPal - How much do you charge to my card when confirming my debit or credit card?. Quote:

We take the extra step to confirm your card so that we can verify that the card is valid and that you are the card owner.

To confirm your card, we’ll charge $1.95 to it. After the card is confirmed, we’ll refund the amount to your PayPal balance.

Here are amounts for cards in other countries:

  • $ 2.45 CAD
  • € 1.50 EUR
  • 1.00 GBP
  • 200 JPY
  • 2.00 AUD
  • 3.00 NZD
  • 3.00 CHF
  • 15.00 HKD
  • 15.00 SEK
  • 12.50 DKK
  • 6.50 PLN
  • 15.00 NOK
  • 400.00 HUF
  • 50.00 CZK
  • 4.00 BRL
  • 10.00 MYR
  • 20.00 MXN
  • 8.00 ILS
  • 100.00 PHP
  • 70.00 TWD
  • 70.00 THB

If we can’t determine or don’t support your card’s currency, we charge $1.95 USD to the card.

(Refer directly to PayPal for potentially more up-to-date information.)


The fees for the services are displayed on the PayPal website at


Is there anything else you were looking for.

  • your link didn't state the amt of "one-time fee" required before a person outside US can send money..
    – Pacerier
    Jul 14, 2011 at 22:12

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