The post I have written more than 5 years ago about PayPal seems to get traffic still in 2018.
This is because the problem is not still solved and we are still lack of PayPal info from Bangladesh.
So, I decided to update the post with some more information. Let’s see how far we have come to this date.
On a post of mine in this blog, I have already discussed the alternative payment methods you can use from Bangladesh. Although this is not a solution as there is no alternative to PayPal.
PayPal is widely used for online business around the World. Affiliates, marketers, general buyers, companies like domain & hosting resellers all use the payment system to do their business.
We have a huge opportunity in online business, but we are in need of a proper transaction channel. PayPal seems to be perfect and easy to use solution, but we do not have entry to it legally as Bangladeshi.
There are several attempts made to introduce PayPal into the country, but with no success. What we got in recent years is ZOOM. Although zoom is a PayPal company, it is not helping in your online business.
One way money transfer is our problem. You can cash in money, but you can’t buy something internationally from here.
Without further intro’s come to the point.
How to Open PayPal Account from Bangladesh
Not legally of course. You won’t find the country name when you try to open an account from here.
Also, you need to verify your address, Bank, and Card to get the full PayPal support. Which is impossible in our scenario.
So, here is what we do.
We pretend to open a PayPal account as another country (where PayPal is supported).
Our Favorite country is the USA, then there is India, Saudi Arabia etc. I have seen most accounts are open with fake USA address and virtual cards from here.
Getting USA accounts via online is easier than other countries.
Choose your country, email, password and proceed.
After choosing your country you need to fill up the information like the Address and Phone number.
So, where do you get USA phone number and Address?
Here is a solution:
With these companies, you can get USA address:
Although they are mainly parcel shipping companies, but many of them can forward your letter and documents worldwide. You need to ask their support. Opening an account is always free.
Then there are services like this: anytimemailbox.com
They will provide you with US-based address and provide a digital copy of your e-mails from the physical mails.
The choice is yours. Do a little research to get an actual USA address.
Now you have to get a phone number. Try to get an app like the TextPlus
They have both Android and iOS version. With this, you can get a free phone number for calling and texting.
Calling someone is not free though.
There are other options like this:
- 2ndLine – Second Phone Number App in Google Play store.
- Textnow. for messaging and calling.
Choose the one better suits you.
So, if this two problem is solved, you will need a debit or credit card to attach with PayPal. Payoneer card perfectly links with the PayPal account.
Keep at least USD 5 before trying to add the card into your PayPal.
Previously the Payoneer USA bank account would add with PayPal, but this is blocked now. So you can’t use the Payoneer given USA virtual bank account anymore.
Although you need a bank account only to withdraw money and increase your limit in PayPal.
Now you can also use a virtual visa debit card to verify PayPal account, check their services: https://ezzocard.com/
There are plenty of other services to get a virtual card for verification like this. Do your research.
Now, is it getting clear to you?
We are getting USA address, phone number and even virtual card to get verified PayPal address from Bangladesh.
Bingo, this is not legal, but you have no choice.
If you have some relative over the country USA, Italy or India, you can get an account open via their address.
Often your long-time client will help you with PayPal account, just ask.
This discussion is not over. I will try to update you more about the situation.
More FAQ’s are on the way. Ask your question.