I moved to Australia, use to live in Bahrain where I set up my PayPal account. I got refunded into my PayPal account a large sum of money. Now that I don’t live in Bahrain Paypal said I need to close that account & make a new one in Australia. Problem is it won’t let me send that money to my Australian bank account. How do I get the money out of my account before I close it?
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.
However refunds normally go back to the source of the original payment so if the card or bank account you used to pay for the item is still open you should get your refund back again.
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