Payoneer has been in the news lately, since PayPal does not allow Nigerians to withdraw the payment from their PayPal account. If you’re in Nigeria and have a PayPal account, I assume you could be having problems with PayPal not ready to allow you withdraw payments made into PayPal account in Nigeria, although they do allow you to open a PayPal account and able to receive payment with it. You can also buy things online with PayPal opened in Nigeria.
However, this has been an issue with Nigerian Merchants, and I will be writing how you can withdraw your PayPal payments using Payoneer card in Nigeria.
Simply, because PayPal does not allow Nigerian residents to withdraw fund doesn’t state Nigerians who’ve residence or an address in a country where you can withdraw money from it can’t use PayPal.
PayPal places both IP address restrictions to Nigeria who wants to withdraw money from the PayPal account and because of this you can’t safely use PayPal with a Nigerian IP or a Nigerian debit card to accept payments. – You have a limitation.
Initially, many Nigerians using PayPal safely do this by making use of U.S billing addresses as well as a U.S VPN service. In these countries, if you have received money into the PayPal account and wish to withdraw them while you are in Nigeria or any other PayPal supported country, this can be achieved safely without limiting your PayPal account. This was possible through a friend or relatives living the countries where PayPal withdraws are accepted.
Today, things are getting better and in order to withdraw your PayPal payment using Payoneer in Nigeria, you need to follow the steps below. Of course, you need a Payoneer account or you can easily register to have a Payoneer prepaid debit MasterCard issued to you.
Payoneer allows customers to function like a virtual U.S checking account which is what their U.S payment service is all about. If you have a Payoneer account, you’ll be able to activate an American checking account and able to receive a U.S account details that can have your checking number and the routing number. Those are the details you’ll need anytime you want to receive payments in a U.S bank account.
Personally, we have actually withdrawn money from PayPal in Nigeria using Payoneer’s MasterCard and also the money was paid in Naira.
How to Withdraw PayPal Payments Using Payoneer in Nigeria.
- To start, apply for a Payoneer MasterCard if you have not done that yet.
- Wait and receive your Payoneer card, activate it using a 4 digit PIN you must retain in memory. Note: Payoneer does not allow PIN try and fail, and you could be locked out of the system.
- Initiate the USA payment service
- Log into PayPal and link your Payoneer US bank account to PayPal
- Select to withdraw to bank from PayPal
- PayPal will credit your bank within 2-3 days
- You’ll receive Payoneer notification that your account has become credited
- Withdraw from a local ATM in Nigeria using your Payoneer MasterCard and PIN
How to Link Your Payoneer U.S Bank Account to PayPal
- You must have a PayPal account
- Log into PayPal and choose to add bank account
- Type in the bank details in your Payoneer U.S payment service
- Click to confirm
- PayPal will send a little payment to your bank account. Usually, in the amount of 0.1 -1.25, but the amount varies depending on the type of account.
- When received in your bank account, confirm the payments by returning to PayPal to enter the exact amounts.
- Account is connected to Payoneer and you can receive payments to your U.S banking account
In case you’re missing out this great opportunity with Payoneer MasterCard, Click here to have a Payoneer account for free.
I just found out that Payoneer DO NOT transfer money anymore to any Nigerian banks – even domiciliary account. So, in order to receive the money transferred from PayPal to your account in Nigeria. You need to open an account with Skrill. Skrill is an online payments and money transfers company, similar to Payoneer. It’s easy to send and receive money worldwide with Skrill. A friend of mine has tried it out and confirmed that it works pretty well. Their payment is simple, secure and quick online global payments. To sign up with Skrill is also easy as ABC, all that is required is your email address, password and you should be ready to play or pay in seconds.
Keep in mind that you can’t withdraw money directly from PayPal to Skrill. You have to transfer the money to your Payoneer account/card and then transfer the money to your Skrill account and from there to Nigeria. Hint: PayPal to Payoneer > Skrill > to any account in Nigeria. In addition, you need to know also that Paypal do not allow you to send/receive money with PayPal in Nigeria, you can only spend what you have already in PayPal for online purchases.
To sign up with Skrill, Click on this link to take you to the official website of Skrill. Please don’t forget to come back and drop a comment below for others to know how well it works for you. We’re Nigerians and we must survive – since they’re preventing us from global online payments.
The only way out about this PayPal problems in Nigeria is this, Just confirmed with PayPal and Skrill. If you already have an account with PayPal and able to receive money with it. To be able to receive the money in PayPal in Nigeria, You will need to open an account with Skrill and link it with Payoneer – so that when you receive the money in PayPal you can transfer the fund to Payoneer account, then to Skrill account/card and able to transfer the money from Skrill to any account in Nigeria/even Domiciliary account. You can also sign up for Skrill Master card, just like Payoneer card before and receive the card in Nigeria. I will keep updating this article if i hear anything that changes. Thank you and I apologize for any confusion earlier.