Currency Codes

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Important: NVP/SOAP is a legacy integration method we continue to support. For new integrations, use our latest solutions.

To specify currencies in fields and variables for the Express Checkout, PayPal Payments Standard, and Website Payments Pro APIs, use three-character ISO-4217 codes.

PayPal accepts credit and debit cards issued globally.

PayPal provides the Multi-currency functionality, which allows merchants to accept payments in a variety of currencies for the buyer's and merchant's convenience. This feature helps merchants reach additional customers who prefer to pay in their local currency. It also helps eliminate the need for merchants to maintain multiple accounts in more than one currency because the merchant's PayPal account can hold balances in multiple currencies. In the event that Multi-currency is unavailable, the transaction is settled in the merchant's local currency.

Note: To receive payments in a currency that you do not hold in your PayPal account, you must first configure your Payment Receiving Preferences within your account. Otherwise, the payment status remains pending until you manually approve the payment in your PayPal account.

Acceptance of certain currencies may be subject to regulatory requirements or restrictions. Currency options may also be limited for high risk categories. Contact your PayPal account representative for more information.

Important: Effective 1 April, 2021, PayPal will no longer offer domestic payment services in India. As a result of this, PayPal Payments Private Limited users cannot use Indian rupees (INR) to receive payments. This change, however, has no impact on PayPal’s international services. Users in India can continue to send and receive international payments in US dollars (USD).


Multi-currency Support List


Multi-currency support for PayPal payments

The following table details multi-currency support for PayPal payment transactions that use Express Checkout, PayPal payment buttons (PayPal Payment Standard) and other PayPal products.

Note: Regulatory per transaction limits may apply in China, Japan and Russia.

CurrencyCurrency codePer transaction limit
Australian DollarAUD

Brazilian Real

Note: This currency is supported as a payment currency and a currency balance for in-country PayPal accounts only. If the receiver of funds is not from Brazil, then PayPal converts funds into the primary holding currency of the account with the applicable currency conversion rate. The currency conversion rate includes PayPal's applicable spread or fee.
BRL
Canadian DollarCAD
Chinese Renmenbi
Note: This currency is supported as a payment currency and a currency balance for in-country PayPal accounts only.
CNY
Czech KorunaCZK
Danish KroneDKK
EuroEUR
Hong Kong DollarHKD

Hungarian Forint

Note: Decimal amounts are not supported for this currency. Passing a decimal amount will throw an error.
HUF
Israeli New SheqelILS

Japanese Yen

Note: This currency does not support decimals. Passing a decimal amount will throw an error.
JPY1,000,000

Malaysian Ringgit

Note: This currency is supported as a payment currency and a currency balance for in-country PayPal accounts only.
MYR
Mexican PesoMXN
Norwegian KroneNOK
New Zealand DollarNZD
Philippine PesoPHP
Polish ZlotyPLN
Pound SterlingGBP
Russian RubleRUBFor in-border payments (payments made within Russia), the Russian Ruble is the only accepted currency. If you use another currency for in-border payments, the transaction fails and returns the 10001 error code – Internal Error.
Singapore DollarSGD
Swedish KronaSEK
Swiss FrancCHF

Taiwan New Dollar

Note: Decimal amounts are not supported for this currency. Passing a decimal amount will throw an error.
TWD
Thai BahtTHB
U.S. DollarUSD

Multi-currency support for direct credit card products

Supported major credit cards and currencies

The following table details the major credit cards supported and multi-currency support in direct credit card transactions (transactions that are not branded as PayPal transactions), sorted by the merchant's country.

The products listed in this table support payments with buyer credit cards issued in any country.

Country NameProduct Name(s)Major credit cardsMulti-currency Support
AustraliaWebsite Payments Pro Hosted SolutionAmerican Express (AUD only), Mastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
CanadaPayPal Payments Pro
PayPal Payments Advanced*
Website Payments Pro**
American Express (CAD only), JCB (CAD only), Mastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
FrancePayPal Intégral Evolution4 étoiles, Carte Aurore, Carte Bancaire, Cofinoga, Mastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
Hong KongWebsite Payments Pro Hosted SolutionMastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
ItalyPayPal ProCarta Aura, Mastercard, PayPal Prepaid, Postepay, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
JapanWebsite Payments PlusJCB (JPN only), Mastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY***, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
SingaporeWebsite Payments Pro Hosted SolutionMastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
SpainPasarela IntegralMastercard, Tarjeta Aurora, VisaAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SGD, SEK, USD
UKWebsite Payments Pro Hosted SolutionDiscover, Maestro, Mastercard, Visa, Visa Debit, Visa ElectronAUD, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, JPY, NOK, NZD, PLN, SEK, SGD, USD
USAPayPal Payments Pro
PayPal Payments Advanced*
Website Payments Pro**
American Express (USD only), Discover (USD only), Mastercard, VisaAUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, JPY***, USD

* No longer actively marketed; now included with PayPal Payments Pro.

** No longer actively marketed; predecessor to PayPal Payments Pro.

*** JPY transactions have a per transaction amount limit of approximately 1,000,000 JPY.

Payment Receiving Preferences

If you have a PayPal Premier or Business account, configure your Payment Receiving Preferences to handle payments automatically. You can convert any payment into your primary currency or block certain types of payments.

You can set the following:

  • Block or unblock payments from U.S. customers who don't have a confirmed address.
  • Block or unblock payments sent to you in a currency you don't hold.
  • Block or unblock payments for duplicate invoice IDs.
  • Block or unblock payments from customers who have non-U.S. PayPal accounts.

To configure your preferences:

  1. Log in to your PayPal business account at PayPal.com.
  2. Hover over your name and then click Account Settings from the dropdown menu.
  3. From the left menu, click Payment preferences.
  4. Click Update for the Block Payments item. Your settings are automatically saved when you update them.