How To Open A Paypal Account In Zimbabwe

By | January 3, 2023

How To Open A Paypal Account In Zimbabwe

PayPal is an online payment service that lets individuals and businesses electronically transfer money. You can send, receive, and hold funds in different currencies worldwide.

In this article tries to answer the question by publishing How To Open A Paypal Account In Zimbabwe

Below are How To Open A Paypal Account In Zimbabwe


Apply Online

To open a PayPal account in Zimbabwe, the applicant has to visit Zimbabwe’s PayPal website page to make the application. The PayPal account can be accessed through the following Open PayPal Account Link.

Upon entering the Zimbabwe’s PayPal homepage, click on the “Sign Up” Option to register for an account on the PayPal platform. This will direct the applicant to the next page where they can start their registration process.

On the next page choose between the provided account options. You can choose from *Personal Account (for personal accounts) *Business Account (for business accounts)

Upon choosing the type of account the applicant intends to open, the applicants have to enter their mobile number for confirmation. * Upon entering the phone number, the applicant will receive an automated text (code) to confirm the validity phone number. Enter the code onto the text box and click on the “Next” button to proceed with the application.

On the next page enter the required information for registration click on the “Register” button. *This will cause a confirmation email address to be sent to the applicants email address.

The applicant should log into their email address and confirm their registration by clicking on the “Complete Registration” button, in the email which has been sent. *This will direct you back to the Zimbabwe’s PayPal website page.

The applicant should then update their profile details by adding and verifying their identification details, uploading their photograph and Changing/Setting their password. *Please provide required information. A list of the required information is mentioned in the “Required Information” section of this page.

Confirm that all the information you have given is correct and click on the  “Submit Application” button. *This will cause a confirmation email address to be sent to the applicants email address.

The applicant should confirm the email by logging into their email address and add their Credit/Debit card information to their PayPal account (if available) and click on the “Submit” button to complete the application.

The PayPal officials then will check the application’s authenticity. If the authorities are satisfied with the application, a notification email confirming the opening of the account will be sent to the applicant.

This process usually takes a period of one week and not fee is charged for the application.

The applicant can now log into their PayPal account and use it to make or receive payments.

Required Documents

  • Identification card
  • Passport / driver license (optional)
  • Passport photo (optional)
  • Proof of physical address (e.g water/ electricity bill)


  • One should be above eighteen years of age to make open a PayPal account.
  • One should have a valid email address.

Which banks work with PayPal in Zimbabwe?

UPDATE: Right now the cards that are working online and with PayPal in Zimbabwe are the USD pre-funded MasterCard/Visa cards which are being issued by some banks for example FBC, Steward Bank, NMB.

How much money do I need to open a PayPal account?

Signing up for PayPal is completely free. You can make purchases and send money to people for no cost or transaction fees on PayPal. If you have money on your PayPal account, you can use it to send money or buy things online. Transaction fees are applicable for credit and debit cards.

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