Payouts country and currency codes

PayPal uses 3-character ISO-4217 codes to specify currencies in fields and variables.

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
Indonesian rupiah IDR
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
United States dollar USD

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


Countries with Currency Restrictions

If you are a PayPal account holder in a country with currency restrictions, make sure that your Adaptive Payment code or Mass Pay file contains requests that meet your country's requirements. If any of the Mass Pay entries do not comply with the country's restrictions, those entries will fail with an error message.

The following table lists the countries with currency restrictions and describes the restrictions that apply to Adaptive Payments and Mass Payments.

Country Currency Code Restrictions
Brazil BRL

Brazilian users:

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.

Malaysia MYR

Malaysian users can:

  • Send payments in MYR only to other Malaysian users.
  • Send payments in other currencies to all users, including those in Malaysia.

Malaysian users can't:

  • Send payments that result in currency conversion to or from MYR.
  • Send MYR balances to non-Malaysian users.

    Note: Non-Malaysian users cannot hold currency balances in MYR.


You won't be able to convert to these countries' currencies.


  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey

Caribbean and Latin America

You can send USD to these countries. The recipient can withdraw their balance in local currency from their bank.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Falkland Islands
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

Automatic currency conversion

PayPal can automatically exchange payments to and from any of the following currencies:

Currency Currency code
Australian dollar AUD
Canadian dollar CAD
Euro EUR
Mexican peso MXN
Pound sterling GBP
United States dollar USD