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Seychelles - Open a PayPal Account

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Procedure[edit]

Apply Online

  1. To open a PayPal account in Seychelles, the applicant has to visit Seychelles’s PayPal website page to make the application. The PayPal account can be accessed through the following Open PayPal Account Link.
  2. Upon entering the Seychelles’s PayPal homepage, click on the “Sign Up” Option to register for an account on the PayPal platform. This will direct the applicant to the next page where they can start their registration process.
  3. On the next page choose between the provided account options. You can choose from
    • Personal Account (for personal accounts)
    • Business Account (for business accounts)
  4. Upon choosing the type of account the applicant intends to open, the applicants have to enter their mobile number for confirmation.
    • Upon entering the phone number, the applicant will receive an automated text (code) to confirm the validity phone number. Enter the code onto the text box and click on the “Next” button to proceed with the application.
  5. On the next page enter the required information for registration click on the “Register” button.
  6. This will cause a confirmation email address to be sent to the applicants email address.
  7. The applicant should log into their email address and confirm their registration by clicking on the “Complete Registration” button, in the email which has been sent.
  8. The applicant should then update their profile details by adding and verifying their identification details, uploading their photograph and Changing/Setting their password.
    • Please provide required information. A list of the required information is mentioned in the “Required Information” section of this page.
  9. Confirm that all the information you have given is correct and click on the  “Submit Application” button.
    • This will cause a confirmation email address to be sent to the applicants email address.
  10. The applicant should confirm the email by logging into their email address and add their Credit/Debit card information to their PayPal account (if available) and click on the “Submit” button to complete the application.
  11. The PayPal officials then will check the application’s authenticity. If the authorities are satisfied with the application, a notification email confirming the opening of the account will be sent to the applicant.
  12. This process usually takes a period of one week and not fee is charged for the application.
  13. The applicant can now log into their PayPal account and use it to make or receive payments.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Identification card
  • Passport / driver license (optional)
  • Passport photo (optional)
  • Proof of physical address (e.g water/ electricity bill)



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

PayPal Seychelles Contact Link
PayPal Link

Eligibility[edit]

  • One should be above eighteen years of age to make open a PayPal account.
  • One should have a valid email address.



Fees[edit]

  • The application is free of charge.



Validity[edit]

  • The validity period is forever, however non-compliance of PayPal’s terms and conditions can lead to a temporary or permanent limitation of the PayPal account.



Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links



Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.



Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time is one week.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.



Instructions[edit]

PayPal enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. With PayPal, the applicant can:

  • Send / receive payments on e-commerce stores such as Amazon, eBay, Alibaba etc
  • Buy or sell goods and services
  • Transfer money from one PayPal account to another
  • Transfer money from bank to PayPal account and vice-versa
  • Exchange cash with someone
  • Make or receive donations
  • Send money to his/her friends, family and relatives



Required Information[edit]

  • Full name of the applicant
  • Date of birth
  • Residential address
  • Sex, Age and marital status of applicant
  • Nationality
  • Email address
  • Postal address
  • Mobile phone number
  • Business name (in case of business account)
  • Credit /Debit Card details (Number / Expiry date)
  • Passport / Identity card Number



Need for the Document[edit]

  • PayPal is a way to pay and get paid online. The service allows anyone to pay in any way they prefer, including through credit cards, bank accounts, PayPal Smart Connect or account balances, without sharing financial information.



Information which might help[edit]

  • PayPal allows one to send money to the top cash pickup locations throughout Seychelles such as Cash Plus and Double Click Exchange.
  • To create a verified PayPal account, you will need a prepaid card or Debit Card, which you will use to verify your PayPal account. A verified PayPal account is an account that has at least 1 prepaid card or debit card or bank account connected to it and with a card linked to your PayPal account your PayPal account will appear credible to your customers and clients.
  • It’s important that you link a card to your PayPal account if you intend to use your PayPal account for online payments immediately after creating it.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

Place some external links which might help.



Others[edit]

More information which might help people.