Add Foreign Bank Account - American Account



I am American but have moved overseas. I don't see anywhere I can edit my account to change country from United States. When I add new cards banks or addressed they all must be American which is causing a problem for me, since I don't really use my American accounts anymore. Is it better to make a new account entirely for foreign transactions? I have been paid in my local currency (SEK) and it has caused lots of issues withdrawing the money since I only have bank accounts/cards on the account in USD.


Looking for insight on what others have done in this situation

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Paypal is country specific so if you move countries you have to open another paypal account in the country you reside in and add an address / phone number / bank accounts / cards from within that country.

You should really withdraw any funds / resolve issues / remove cards and bank accounts / cancel any subscriptions and close the old Paypal account before you move countries. If you don't then you may have problems doing so once you have moved and may need to contact customer services for help to resolve things.

You can however add a U.S bank account (not card) to 'most' other countries paypal accounts. This is because paypal is a U.S company and so allows this.

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