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How do I use a foreign address?

New Community Member

How do I use a foreign address?

I am currently studying abroad in Japan and I would like to add my Japanese address so I can have things sent here, but  it only gives me the option for an American address. How do I add a foreign address?

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New Community Member

Re: How do I use a foreign address?

can someone answer this question? paypal!? i need the same answer

New Community Member

Re: How do I use a foreign address?

Hey,

 

We are **bleep**ed up on this.  You might want to take a look at this topic:

 

https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/How-to-use-PayPal/adding-a-shipping-address-in-canada/td-p/150

 

 

Enjoy! (or not)

Volunteer Advisor

Re: How do I use a foreign address?

You would have to open a Japanese Account.

 

 

Regards,

 

skier

Member

Re: How do I use a foreign address?

How do I open a foreign account?  Not in Japan but in Ireland?

I want to purchase and have stuff shipped to my son in Ireland using my US eBay and PayPal accounts but, like the others, I cannot add a foreign address to my gift addresses.  This seems uncharacteristically limited.

New Community Member

Re: How do I use a foreign address?

I have an opposite situation, I need to ship to US address but have a foreign credit card, how do I do that?

New Community Member

Re: How do I use a foreign address?

My situation is similar. I'm military stationed in the UK. So, I've got an APO address, which is a U.S. address and a British address. My phone numbers are all UK now because I put my US cell phone account on suspension while I'm stationed over here. It made no sense to be paying the bill for it when I wasn't using it. It was difficult enough to get PayPal to accept the APO address for my billing address. I think that PayPal really should address this issue and give their customers what they want. It's really poor customer service in my opinion.  At least I don't have the shipping problem when I use any of the  Amazon sites or Barnes and Noble.

Moderator

Re: How do I use a foreign address?

Hey guys,

 

You can only add postal addresses which are located in the country where your PayPal account is registered, in your case the USA.

 

If you are studying in Japan and are there for a long time you could look into having a Japanese account while you are there? This will allow you to have goods shipped to Japan.

New Community Member

Re: How do I use a foreign address?

Are you serious!?  This is 2010, this is exactly the sort of thing that the internet is for... For shame.

New Community Member

Re: How do I use a foreign address?

Does it mean we have to use a different email address to open a different paypal account?

This surely will add overhead to personal finanace management.

Why couldn't ebay simply combine them together? Is it because of different laws in different countries?