How to Create a Verified PayPal Account in Kenya

How to Create a Verified PayPal Account in Kenya

PayPal allows you to send and receive money securely, make online purchases, and even receive payments from international clients.

However, creating a verified PayPal account in Kenya can be a bit challenging due to certain limitations. In this article, we will guide you through the process of creating a verified PayPal account in Kenya, ensuring you can enjoy all the benefits PayPal has to offer.

Requirements to get a PayPal Account

To create a verified PayPal account in Kenya, you will need the following documents:

  • Valid Kenyan national identification card (ID) or passport.
  • Email address that you will use to register your PayPal account.
  • Bank account from a Kenyan bank that supports PayPal transactions.

Choosing the Right PayPal Account Type

PayPal offers different account types, including Personal, Premier, and Business. For most individuals, a Personal account is sufficient.

However, if you plan to use PayPal for business purposes, you may consider upgrading to a Premier or Business account.

How To Register For A PayPal Account

  1. Go to the official PayPal website (
  2. Click on the “Sign Up” button.
  3. Select your country as Kenya and choose the account type that suits your needs.
  4. Fill in the required personal information, including your name, email address, and password.

How To Link Your Bank Account With PayPal

To verify your PayPal account, you need to link it to your Kenyan bank account. Log in to your PayPal account, go to the “Wallet” section, and click on “Link a bank account.”

Follow the instructions provided, including providing your bank account details and confirming the linkage through the verification process.

After linking your bank account, PayPal will send a confirmation email to the address you provided during registration.

Open the email and click on the verification link to confirm your email address. This step is crucial to complete the verification process.

To fully verify your PayPal account, you need to confirm your bank account. PayPal will deposit a small amount of money into your bank account, which you will need to verify by entering the exact amount on the PayPal website. This process may take a few days, so be patient.

How To Add a Debit/Credit Card On PayPal

While not mandatory, adding a debit or credit card to your PayPal account can provide additional payment options and flexibility.

If you choose to add a card, go to the “Wallet” section, click on “Link a card,” and follow the instructions provided.

Remember to provide accurate information, link your bank account, confirm your email address, and complete the verification process to fully unlock the benefits of your PayPal account.