Country & Currency Support for PayPal REST API Payments

The PayPal REST API supports merchants in a number of countries for PayPal account payments and direct credit card payments:

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

PayPal Account Payments

The REST API supports many countries for PayPal account payments. All you need is to upgrade to a Business account. For country-specific offerings and limitations, refer to PayPal Offerings Worldwide and visit your country-specific site for further details.

The PayPal REST Payment API supports the following currencies:

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

* This currency does not support decimals. Passing a decimal amount will result in an error.

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

Direct Credit Card Payments

The REST API supports direct credit card payments, which are credit card payments without a separate web approval flow, in the following countries:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom

Note: To check REST API support for direct credit card payments for a US account, see the Account eligibility page. Direct credit card payments in the United Kingdom require a Website Payments Pro account; see Website Payments Pro (UK).

In supported countries, the REST API allows direct credit card payments that use the following currencies:

Currency Currency Code
United States dollar USD
Pound sterling GBP
Canadian dollar CAD
Euro EUR
Japanese yen JPY