Free Ways To Withdraw Money From PayPal Cameroon (2023)

Paypal's withdrawal in Cameroon is one of the most common questions posted by PayPal users in Cameroon. 

This has gained ground as many people now make money online. They intend to require Paypal as a means of payment.

This post illustrates how to withdraw money from your PayPal Cameroon-based account.



Can You Withdraw Money From Paypal in Cameroon?

For those unaware, the main problem the PayPal Cameroon users face is that Paypal doesn't permit its users to withdraw money from their Paypal accounts.

Furthermore, the PayPal service only makes it possible for PayPal Cameroon users to purchase products and services online using their credit cards and receive online payments for their products or services via Paypal Cameroon.

However, you are free to receive business payments for your products and services via PayPal Cameroon. Still, the money in your PayPal Cameroon account can only be used for online payments. This means that you cannot withdraw the money.

Is it possible to withdraw or send money from Paypal to a Bank in Cameroon?

Also, to date, Paypal Cameroon users can't withdraw money from their PayPal accounts and send them to their local bank accounts in Cameroon. 


Is it possible to link a Debit Visa or Mastercard to a Cameroon Paypal Account?

However, linking a bank account to a verified Paypal Cameroon account is possible.

Only PayPal users in Europe, the US, Asia, and Some African countries can withdraw money from their PayPal accounts to their credit cards, bank accounts, and local bank accounts.

PayPal users in Cameroon, Nigeria, and some African countries (where Paypal is available) are not allowed to withdraw money from their Paypal accounts.


Note that most Paypal-approved countries in Africa can now withdraw money from Paypal. An example is Kenya, where I can conveniently link my Mpesa account to Paypal Kenya and transfer my funds to and fro in real-time. Some others include Mauritius, Botswana, Malawi, etc.

Why is Paypal Withdrawal not possible in Cameroon and Nigeria?

There are strong reasons to believe that Paypal withdrawal is impossible in Cameroon and Nigeria due to the high prevalence of online scams in these regions. 


Paypal always tries to avoid any issue that could tarnish the company's reputation. 

How PayPal Works in Cameroon.

The PayPal service rendered to Paypal users in Cameroon is simply a credit card protection service.
Paypal makes it possible for the credit cardholders in Cameroon to securely make online payments without potentially revealing their credit card details to the online shop owners, thereby preventing our credit cards from getting hacked. This avoids identity theft.

To purchase any product or pay for a service online using Paypal, you just need to enter your PayPal email and password. This eliminates the entry of your credit card details (credit card number), which might be exposed to hackers.

How to pay using Paypal in Cameroon

Paypal acts as a middleman between the online buyer and the seller.

If you choose Paypal as your payment method, the checkout occurs on the Paypal official website and not on the merchant's website. 

After entering your Paypal login details on the Paypal website, Paypal will deduct the funds from the credit card, bound to your Paypal Cameroon account, and make the payment on your behalf.

Creating a verified Paypal Account in Cameroon

  • You can create a free Paypal Cameroon account by heading to the official site.

  • Provide your email address and password
  • Make sure you verify the address by checking the confirmatory email.
  • Next, Verify your Paypal Cameroon account by linking a Debit or credit card to your Paypal Cameroon account. 
  • Now your account is active.

The Paypal Online Experience: Features of Paypal

To pay using Paypal, you just need to buy from any online shop which accepts PayPal payments. From the list of payment options, select PayPal, and then click on the "buy button. You will be taken to the PayPal website. 

On the PayPal website, you just need to enter your PayPal email and password. Paypal will collect funds from the credit card linked to your PayPal Cameroon account and make the payment on your behalf without exposing your credit card info to the online merchants.


Because of the Paypal service availability, Credit cardholders in Cameroon can shop safely in millions of online shops with peace of mind or without fear that their credit card details might be stolen. 

Paypal can also reimburse you if something's wrong (in case of a fraudulent transaction).
To receive payment from an online company or an individual, you just need to provide your Paypal email address to the sender. The sender will then use your Paypal email address to transfer money into your Paypal account.
You don,t need to share your financial information with anyone to send or receive payments online, thanks to the Paypal service.

Other Benefits of Paypal to Users in Cameroon

Paypal does not permit Paypal users in Cameroon to withdraw money from their PayPal Cameroon accounts, but their service is still indispensable to every credit card holder in Cameroon.

The above facts insinuate that the Paypal service has been tailored to suit Cameroonians' needs who just want to make online payments.

For those of us, who are online merchants, internet marketers, OR internet entrepreneurs, we need to look for an indirect way to withdraw money from our Paypal Cameroon accounts.



How to Withdraw Money From Your Cameroon Paypal Account

Finally, we get to the core of the matter/ We will go through how to bypass the withdrawal limitation placed by PayPal. 


Paypal Cameroon Withdrawal Using a Payoneer US bank account.

Transfer money from your Paypal Cameroon accounts to another company, making it possible for Cameroonians to withdraw money. This can be achieved via 2 methods:

Paypal Cameroon Withdrawal Using a Payoneer US bank account.

As I said earlier, the Paypal company only permits PayPal users in America, Europe, Asia, and Some African countries to transfer money from their PayPal accounts to their Prepaid cards, US bank accounts, and local bank accounts.

To bypass the restriction put in place by Paypal, the Paypal Cameroon users will need to open a virtual bank account in the US and then transfer their money from Paypal to their virtual US bank accounts.

After the money has been successfully transferred to their US bank accounts, they can transfer the funds from their Payoneer US bank account to their local bank accounts in Cameroon. Withdrawal is then possible via any ATM machine in Cameroon.

Payoneer.com makes it possible for people outside of the US to open a virtual bank account in the US. Payoneer also offers a Payoneer prepaid Mastercard. The Payoneer US bank account holders can withdraw money from their US bank accounts through an ATM machine in Cameroon and any part of the world.

How to Create a Payoner Account in Cameroon or Nigeria?

  1. Create a free and virtual United States bank account on Payoneer.com.

  2. Link your created Payoneer US bank account to your Paypal account.
  3. Transfer money from your Paypal Cameroon accounts to your Payoneer US bank account.
  4. Use your credit card to withdraw money from a Payoneer US bank account. After the money has been deposited into your Payoneer US bank account, transfer the funds from your Payoneer US bank account to your local bank account in Cameroon. So once the money has been transferred to your Payoneer virtual US bank account, you can use your Payoneer MasterCard to withdraw your money (without assigning the money to a local bank account in Cameroon).
HERE COMES THE NOT-SO-GOOD NEWS!

However, there are a few caveats: in 2019, it is no longer possible to directly transfer money from a Paypal Cameroon account to a Payoneer US bank account.

Also, Paypal users in Cameroon can no longer link a bank account to their PayPal account.

Hence, to withdraw money from your PayPal Cameroon account, you must create a PayPal account in any country where PayPal withdrawal is possible.

As of 2021, withdrawal is possible in the following countries:

  • USA
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • United Arab Emirates (Dubai)
  • China
  • Russia

You can view the additional list of countries where Paypal withdrawal is possible.


Two Proven Ways to Withdraw Money from Paypal Cameroon:

Money withdrawal from PayPal in Cameroon is made in two freeways:
  1. Create another Paypal account in one of the countries where Paypal withdrawal is possible.
  2. Transfer money from your Paypal Cameroon accounts to another company, e.g., e-Commerce sites.
Let me explain further:

1. Create another Paypal account in any country where Paypal withdrawal is possible.

Note that you will not create a Paypal account in any foreign country from Cameroon because you will need a valid phone number to verify your foreign Paypal account. You will also need to confirm your address)

Before writing this article, I tried to see if it was possible to create an account on the US Paypal Website (from Cameroon), but I failed because I could not confirm my address. I got stuck when I was asked to provide a US phone number.

To successfully create a Paypal account in any of the Paypal withdrawal countries, you will need to ask a family relation or friend residing in one of the Paypal withdrawal countries to create a Paypal account for you. 

The relation or friend just needs to make a foreign Paypal account, and you will be the person to verify the PayPal account using your Payoneer US bank account.

This is what the Paypal Cameroon withdrawal process will look like:

  • Create a foreign PayPal account with a friend or relation residing in one of the Paypal withdrawal countries. 
  • There are two types of Paypal accounts: the Personal Paypal account and the Business PayPal account (ideal for online merchants, internet marketers, or internet entrepreneurs). 
  • Tell the person who will create the foreign Paypal account on your behalf to sign up for the account that suits your needs. 
  • The person should create the Paypal account using his/her name and address and not yours because 
  • Paypal may likely ask you to verify your identity and address. If the Paypal account was created in your name, you won,t be able to verify your identity and address since you are outside of the country.
  • After the foreign Paypal account has been created for you, change the account's password, log in to the foreign Paypal account, and verify it by linking your Payoneer US bank account to the foreign PayPal account.
  • It should be noted that in Countries where Paypal withdrawal is possible, PayPal users can withdraw money from their Paypal accounts to their debit cards, Local bank accounts, and US bank accounts.
  • After your foreign Paypal account has been created and verified, transfer money from your Paypal Cameroon account to your foreign Paypal account.
  • After you have transferred money to your foreign Paypal account, you can withdraw money from your foreign Paypal account through your Payoneer US bank account.
  • Once the money has been deposited into your Payoneer US bank account, you can transfer the funds from your Payoneer US bank account to your local bank account in Cameroon. Also, you can withdraw the money from your Payoneer US bank account using your Payoneer MasterCard. 
Note that Payoneer issues a MasterCard, which you can use to withdraw money from your virtual US bank account. Payoneer only mails you the MasterCard after the funds in your Payoneer account reach a minimum of $25.

2. Transfer money from your Paypal Cameroon accounts to another Agent or company, making it possible for Cameroonians to withdraw money.

As discussed earlier, Paypal Cameroon only allows Paypal Cameroon users to make online payments.
So another way to bypass the restriction put in place by Paypal is by transferring the money in your PayPal Cameroon account to another online company by making online payments.
These are the steps to follow:
  • Create a seller account on an eCommerce website, where Cameroonians can withdraw money via Paypal payments.

  • After successfully creating your seller account, list a product for sale, or advertise a service on that eCommerce website.
  • Buy your own product or pay for another service using the money in your PayPal account.
  • After you have made the payment, the money will be stored in your seller account. You can transfer the money from your seller account to your local bank account.

Most Cameroonians often withdraw their money from Paypal Cameroon using Fiverr.com.

For those who don,t know, Fiverr is a popular freelance job website where people sell their services online for various prices (mostly $5). 

The Fiverr online job company allows its website users (freelancers) in Cameroon to withdraw their earnings to their local bank accounts and Payoneer US bank accounts.

This is how the process works:

  1. Create a free seller account at Fiverr.com
  2. Advertise a service and list your price (the price should equal the amount you wish to withdraw from your Paypal Cameroon account). 
  3. You can advertise any service on Fiverr. For example, you can advise a service like real estate article writing (500 words article, SEO optimized). Take note that your goal is not to look for clients but to transfer your money to Fiverr by making online payments using your Paypal Cameroon account.
  4. After you have listed a service, visit the Fiverr website as a client and pay for the service you have listed on the website using your Paypal Cameroon account.
  5. After you have made the payment, your Fiverr seller account will be credited.
  6. Yes! You can now withdraw money (your earnings) from your Fiverr seller account to your local bank account or Payoneer US bank account. Just like that.

Wrapping it Up

Ok, those were the two guaranteed ways  Paypal Cameroon users can use to withdraw money from their Paypal Cameroon accounts. It should be emphasized that mobile money options are not yet available as a withdrawal option.

Please let us know if you have any questions or alternate withdrawal methods.

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