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Change U.S. PayPal account to German account

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Change U.S. PayPal account to German account



I have a U.S. based PayPal account, but recently moved to Germany. Does anyone know how I can add my German address to my account? Do I have to cancel my account and sign up for a German account?


Steve C

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Re: Change U.S. PayPal account to German account



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 / and bank accounts from within that country.

You are supposed to withdraw any funds / resolve issues / remove cards and bank accounts before you leave your old country. If you don't then you may have problems doing so once you have moved.

The only exception is U.S expats can add their bank accounts to other countries paypal accounts (paypal is a U.S company so they allow their citizens to do this).

Advice is voluntarily given.
Kudos / Solution appreciated if I helped you.