PayPal helps protect your money and bank card details from hackers, malicious or less secure websites when you make online transactions – like shopping, making other purchases online, sending or receiving money, etc. You can learn more about PayPal and how it works.
This post will show you how to easily create a PayPal account in just few steps.
Here’s a summary of steps to open a PayPal account in Nigeria
- Go to PayPal Sign Up page and decide which account type you want to open
- Enter your personal details in the form and click Continue
- Solve the CAPTCHA
- Enter contact details and address
- Agree to PayPal terms & submit/Create Account.
- Confirm your email and link a bank card
Now here are screenshots and more detailed guide on how to create a PayPal account from Nigeria
Step #1: Choose account type
The first step is to visit PayPal Sign Up page here: PayPal Sign Up
On the sign up page, PayPal presents you with the following account types you can choose from:
- Buy with PayPal: This account type is for people who primarily want to buy online.
- Receive payments with PayPal: On the other hand, this account type is for people and businesses who primarily want to receive payments.
Note that PayPal does not allow Nigeria for the second option which lets you RECEIVE money.
Consequently, I will select the first option, which is “Buy with PayPal.”
The limitation here is that with PayPal Nigeria, you can only make payment but you can’t receive payments.
Step #2: Enter your personal information
After you have selected account type, you will be taken to the next step where you’ll have to enter your personal details, as shown in the screenshot below:
After you have selected your country and entered other details, click “Next”.
Step 3#: Solve the CAPTCHA
The next step is a simple security challenge you are most likely used to. Simple click/check the CAPTCHA and follow the instructions (if any).
Afterwards, you will be taking to the next screen.
Step #4: Enter your contact details and address
In this step, as shown in the screenshot above, simply enter your address, city, state, postal code (also ZIP code) and phone number.
The scroll down.
Step 5# Agree to PayPal Terms & Create Account
Scroll down the page and confirm that you have read and agree to PayPal term by simply checking/selecting the checkbox down there, as shown in the screenshot below:
Finally, click “Agree and Create Account” to create your PayPal account.
Step #6: Confirm your email
Now that you have successfully created a PayPal account, you need to confirm your email address and link your PayPal credit/bank card to a PayPal account.
To confirm your email address, simply login to the email account you entered in the steps above.
Open the inbox to see a confrimation email from PayPal, click the link in the email to confirm your email address.
After you have confirmed your email address, you need to do one more thing – which is to link your bank card (Credit/Debit/ATM card) to your PayPal account. See how to link a bank card to your PayPal account.