Onboard Sellers

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Your sellers complete onboarding so they can accept PayPal payments on your platform. During onboarding, PayPal automates Know Your Customer (KYC) verification, so we vet your sellers, run identity checks, and conduct compliance checks (Office of Foreign Asset Control and Anti-Money Laundering) for you.

How it works

To onboard, your seller clicks a sign-up link on your website which redirects them to PayPal to log in to or sign up for a PayPal account and to grant you permissions to process payments on their behalf. You use the Partner Referrals API to prefill the onboarding form with data that you have previously collected about your sellers, and you can localize the form fields.

Seller experience with existing PayPal account

Seller onboarding existing account

Seller experience for new PayPal account

Seller onboarding new account

Eligibility

Eligibility depends on the type of PayPal account your merchant has, what type of payments they can process, and their location. The table definitions are:

  • Account
    • A casual account is a personal PayPal account.
    • A business account is a business PayPal account.
  • Product
    • Branded payments means you pass EXPRESS_CHECKOUT in your features array. Express Checkout includes the debit and credit cards, PayPal, PayPal Credit, Venmo, and alternative payment methods.
    • PPCP means you pass PPCP as the feature. PPCP includes the PayPal button and advanced credit and debit cards.
  • Onboarding
    • Connect your sellers with PayPal before they accept PayPal payments from buyers on your platform.
    • Connect your sellers with PayPal after they accept PayPal payments from buyers on your platform.

Important: If you are a partner or third-party provider implementing onboarding for an integration that receives payments, do not onboard sellers for the send only countries as sellers who reside in these locations cannot receive payments. This limitation is only for payment integrations.

Scroll through the table to find your country and eligibility.

CountryBusiness, Branded, BeforeBusiness, Branded, AfterCasual, Branded, BeforeCasual, Branded, AfterBusiness, PPCP, BeforeCasual, PPCP, BeforeBusiness, PPCP, AfterCasual, PPCP, After
AlbaniaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
AlgeriaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
AndorraYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Angola
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Anguilla
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Antigua & BarbudaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
ArgentinaYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Armenia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Aruba
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
AustraliaYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
AustriaYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Azerbaijan
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
BahamasYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
BahrainYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
BarbadosYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Belarus
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
BelgiumYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
BelizeYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Benin
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
BermudaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Bhutan
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Bolivia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Bosnia & HerzegovinaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
BotswanaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
BrazilYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
British Virgin Islands
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Brunei
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
BulgariaYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNo
Burkina Faso
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Burundi
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Cote d'Ivoire
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Cambodia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Cameroon
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
CanadaYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Cape Verde
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Cayman IslandsYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Chad
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
ChileYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
ChinaYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
ColombiaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Comoros
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Congo-Brazzaville
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Cook Islands
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Costa RicaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
CroatiaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
CyprusYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Czech RepublicYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
DenmarkYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Djibouti
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
DominicaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Dominican RepublicYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
EcuadorYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
EgyptYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
El SalvadorYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Eritrea
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
EstoniaYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Ethiopia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Falkland Islands
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Faroe IslandsYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
FinlandYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
FijiYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
FranceYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
French GuianaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
French PolynesiaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Gabon
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Gambia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
GeorgiaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
GermanyYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
GibraltarYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
GreeceYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
GreenlandYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
GrenadaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
GuadeloupeYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
GuatemalaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Guinea
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Guinea-Bissau
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Guyana
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
HondurasYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Hong Kong SAR ChinaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
HungaryYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
IcelandYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
IndiaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
IndonesiaYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
IrelandYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
ItalyYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
JamaicaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
JapanYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
JordanYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
KazakhstanYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
KenyaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Kiribati
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
KuwaitYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Kyrgyzstan
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Laos
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
LatviaYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
LesothoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
LiechtensteinYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
LithuniaYesYesNoNoYesNoNoNo
LuxembourgYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Macedonia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Madagascar
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MalawiYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MalaysiaYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Maldives
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Mali
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MaltaYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Marshall Islands
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MartiniqueYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Mauritania
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MauritiusYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Mayotte
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MexicoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Micronesia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MoldovaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MonacoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Mongolia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Montenegro
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Montserrat
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MoroccoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
MozambiqueYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Namibia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Nauru
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Nepal
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
NetherlandsYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
New CaledoniaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
New ZealandYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
NicaraguaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Niger
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Nigeria
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Niue
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Norfolk Island
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
NorwayYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
OmanYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
PalauYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
PanamaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Papua New Guinea
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Paraguay
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
PeruYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
PhilippinesYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Pitcairn Islands
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
PolandYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
PortugalYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
QatarYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
ReunionYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
RomaniaYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
RussiaYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Rwanda
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Sao Tome & Principe
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Samoa
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
San MarinoYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Saudi ArabiaYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
SenegalYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
SerbiaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
SeychellesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Sierra Leone
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
SingaporeYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
SlovakiaYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
SloveniaYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
Solomon Islands
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Somalia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
South AfricaYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
South KoreaYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
SpainYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
St. Helena
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
St. Kitts & NevisYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
St. LuciaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
St. Pierre & Miquelon
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
St. Vincent & Grenadines
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Suriname
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Svalbard & Jan Mayen
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
SwazilandYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
SwedenYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
SwitzerlandYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
TaiwanYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Tajikistan
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Tanzania
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
ThailandYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Togo
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Tonga
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Trinidad & TobagoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Tunisia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Turkmenistan
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Turks & Caicos IslandsYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Tuvalu
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Uganda
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Ukraine
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
United Arab EmiratesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
United KingdomYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
United StatesYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNo
UruguayYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Vatican City
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
VenezuelaYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
VietnamYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNo
Wallis & Futuna
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Yemen
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Zambia
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo
Zimbabwe
(Send only)
YesYesNoNoNoNoNoNo

How do you want to integrate?

There are three options for integrating seller onboarding:

Before PaymentAfter paymentBuild into software

Before Payment

Connect your sellers with PayPal before they accept PayPal payments from buyers on your platform.

After Payment

Connect your sellers to PayPal after they accept PayPal payments from buyers on your platform.

Build into software

Set up your software package to include onboarding sellers with PayPal

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