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I have a British Paypal account, but am currently living in South Africa. How can I get my Paypal funds into my South African bank account?
Google tells me I was supposed to close my British account and open a new one in South Africa — but since I didn't do this when I moved, what can I do about it now? Any help would be appreciated!
Well, you found out this correct.
This is want PayPal rules supposed you to do.
Open a new South African account with local cards and banks.
But if you have online access both to your British PayPal account and your British bank accound located in UK, try to whithdraw funds remotely. Like operating withing the UK.
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.
Contact options for Paypal are accessed by clicking help/contact bottom left of Paypal pages.
1. Paypal phones when available (you can use the guest option if you can't log in).
2. Live chat is also randomly available.
3. You can send them a message, during business hours you may also be able to message whilst logged out.
4. Have you considered contacting Customer Service via Facebook or Twitter?
You can send them a personal message from their Facebook or Twitter pages.
It's: https://www.facebook.com/PayPal and @AskPayPal for Twitter.