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Paypal W8Ben form / SSN / Nationality problem

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Paypal W8Ben form / SSN / Nationality problem

Hey guys!
I wanted to fix a problem I realized that's outdated.
I am a foreign person with a USA Paypal account and seems paypal ask for my SSN wich I do not have as I am a foreing person with a US Bank account. 
I wanted to fix that status and provide paypal with the W8Ben form.
But I can't find the way to fix the nationality problem, neither the way to submit the w8ben form.

I've try to look for some customer service but won't help.
Any ideas?

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Re: Paypal W8Ben form / SSN / Nationality problem



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

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.
However that does not mean you can use a U.S account if you don't live in the U.S, it will never work properly for you as you are now finding out.


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