Currency Codes

The Express Checkout, PayPal Payments Standard, and PayPal Payments Pro Direct Payment APIs use 3-character ISO-4217 codes for specifying currencies in fields and variables.

PayPal accepts credit and debit cards issued globally.

PayPal provides the Multicurrency 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 Multicurrency is unavailable, the transaction is settled in the merchant's local currency.

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


Multicurrency Support List


Multicurrency support for PayPal payments

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

(Express Checkout and PayPal Payments Standard)
Currency Currency Code Per Transaction Limit
Australian Dollar AUD  
Brazilian Real

Note This currency is supported as a payment currency and a currency balance for in-country PayPal accounts only.

BRL  
Canadian Dollar CAD  
Czech Koruna CZK  
Danish Krone DKK  
Euro EUR  
Hong Kong Dollar HKD  
Hungarian Forint

Note Decimal amounts are not supported for this currency. Passing a decimal amount will throw an error.

HUF  
Israeli New Sheqel ILS  
Japanese Yen

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

JPY 1,000,000
Malaysian Ringgit

Note This currency is supported as a payment currency and a currency balance for in-country PayPal accounts only.

MYR  
Mexican Peso MXN  
Norwegian Krone NOK  
New Zealand Dollar NZD  
Philippine Peso PHP  
Polish Zloty PLN  
Pound Sterling GBP  
Russian Ruble RUB  
Singapore Dollar SGD  
Swedish Krona SEK  
Swiss Franc CHF  
Taiwan New Dollar

Note Decimal amounts are not supported for this currency. Passing a decimal amount will throw an error.

TWD  
Thai Baht THB  
Turkish Lira

Note This currency is supported as a payment currency and a currency balance for in-country PayPal accounts only.

TRY  
U.S. Dollar USD  

Multicurrency support for debit and credit card payments

(PayPal Payments Pro Direct Payment and Virtual Terminal)
Express Checkout Currency Currency Code Direct Payment Currency for Specified Card in United States Direct Payment Currency for Specified Card in United Kingdom Direct Payment Currency for Specified Card in Canada
Australian Dollar AUD Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Canadian Dollar CAD Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Czech Koruna CZK Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Danish Krone DKK Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Euro EUR Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Hong Kong Dollar HKD Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Hungarian Forint HUF Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Japanese Yen JPY Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Norwegian Krone NOK Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
New Zealand Dollar NZD Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Polish Zloty PLN Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Pound Sterling GBP Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard, Maestro Visa, MasterCard
Singapore Dollar SGD Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Swedish Krona SEK Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
Swiss Franc CHF Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard
U.S. Dollar USD Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express Visa, MasterCard Visa, MasterCard