Currency Codes

The PayPal REST API supports merchants in a number of countries and supports currencies depending on the payment type, PayPal payments or direct credit card payments.

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

Direct credit card payments

PayPal accepts buyer credit cards issued in any country. However, the merchant must have a Pro UK merchant account with PayPal to process PayPal REST API direct credit card payments. This account type is the only supported merchant account type for REST API direct credit card payments. For details, see supported currencies.

PayPal account payments

The REST API supports many countries for PayPal account payments if you have a business account. For country-specific offerings and limitations, see PayPal Offerings Worldwide and visit your country-specific site.

To specify currencies in request URI and body parameters, use three-character ISO-4217 codes.

The PayPal REST Payments API supports these currencies:

Currency Currency code
Australian dollar AUD
Brazilian real 2 BRL
Canadian dollar CAD
Czech koruna CZK
Danish krone DKK
Euro EUR
Hong Kong dollar HKD
Hungarian forint 1 HUF
Israeli new shekel ILS
Japanese yen 1 JPY
Malaysian ringgit 2 MYR
Mexican peso MXN
New Taiwan dollar 1 TWD
New Zealand dollar NZD
Norwegian krone NOK
Philippine peso PHP
Polish złoty PLN
Pound sterling GBP
Russian ruble RUB
Singapore dollar SGD
Swedish krona SEK
Swiss franc CHF
Thai baht THB
United States dollar USD

Notes:

1 This currency does not support decimals. If you pass a decimal amount, an error occurs.
2 This currency is supported as a payment currency and a currency balance for in-country PayPal accounts only.