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How to open a PayPal account and verify it with a nigerian bank card

How to open a PayPal account and verify it with a nigerian bank card
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I’m going to guide you on easy steps to open a PayPal account in Nigeria fast and easy.

I really didn’t open my Nigerian paypal account immediately because I wasn’t so sure, of course as a Nigerian lady I will wait for people to start and see if they are successful then I will do mine.

After awhile, I opened mine and also for the sake of this tutorial i took screenshot of the steps I used. I also use photo grid to join the photos and I hope it’s clear and detailed enough.

How to open a PayPal account and verify it with a nigerian bank card

I’m going to show you how I did it and the do’s and don’t of the whole process. I used the Naira visa/Master Card but it didn’t work. So sit down relax and let me teach you how I worked mine who knows yours will work fast without trial and error all the process made easy.

Step 1: Sign up for free  The page will automatically display as Nigeria.

After that you will be lead to the following page that link where you will click one or more.

How to open a PayPal account and verify it with a nigerian bank card

If Nigeria Not displayed, just click on the small arrow facing down to display the list of countries and of course you can search for Nigeria.

Kindly click on the open account bar, and you will be taken to the page where you will enter your details or information.

Note: Enter the exact name so you don’t make mistakes when trying to link your account. All information required is very simple and self explanatory.

When I was opening mine I tried Nigerian Visa,Verve card but it wasn’t accepted. Only dollar master card was accepted and I will tell you the reason as we proceed.

Click on Agree and Create Acccont, that is after you must have entered your information.

If details are ok you will be taken to where you will be asked to enter a security code.


Enter correctly a displayed, click on continue.

Then click on Go To My Account. If done rightly your PayPal account is ready.

Now let’s link your card together

You can try it and get few errors but this steps will help you get it right.

The above image is requesting a cod like 1234, a massage which you should receive in 2-3 days time but my bank (GT) sent mine after 15-20 mins

Screenshot below:

After you entered the number received, mine is (9185) click on get verified. On the next page just click Enter Paypal code

And you will be taken to a page where you will enter the code then you will receive a congratulatory message and your PayPal account is ready for Use.


You should carefully read steps and you won’t make a mistake.

  • You should use only dollar master card
  • Do not attempt using verve or visa card
  • You should create a dollar account. If you want me to teach you that kindly indicate in the comment section.

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