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Using British cards in other countries

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I would like to ask you something. I am moving to China for a year abroad of my studies and I was wondering if I can still use my British paypal account in China to buy things online (especially from British sites). I am not planning to obtain a Chinese debit card, so I still have to use my British card and therefore my British paypal account for online transactions. Is that possible? Thank you very much.


Using British cards in other countries

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Paypal is country specific, so if you suddenly use it abroad it would throw up security alerts and they would contact you to verify the account was yours.


That said if you contact them BEFORE you go and tell them  you are going to use it abroad you may be ok, ask and check though.

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