How to Create a Verified PayPal Account in Cameroon 2024

 Creating a Cameroon verified PayPal account is a frequently performed task by every Cameroonian looking to buy online in Cameroon.

How To Create a Cameroon Verified PayPal Account in 2024? (Open and Fund)

This article aims to guide you on opening a Cameroon verified PayPal account and fund it using a MasterCard or Visa Card. 

It is not news that PayPal now accepts Cameroon after years of restriction. In July 2014, PayPal added Cameroon and nine other countries to their global operations. 

But there was a limitation, you can not yet withdraw from it. You can only use it to pay online.

What is PayPal?

PayPal, among many other online payment solutions and services (such as Payoneer), is one of the largest online secured payment systems worldwide. 

As a multi-national e-commerce business, PayPal makes money transfers and flexible payments online.

With PayPal payment services, you can send and accept money without the hidden risk of your financial details being compromised.

This advantage of PayPal makes it the most secure and accepted online payment platform in the world. 

Below is how you can open a verified Cameroon PayPal account and fund it here in Cameroon with your FCFA MasterCard or Visa Card.

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Cameroon Verified PayPal Account

You are about to get your own Cameroonian PayPal account that is verified. This section has two sections. Here you will learn how to open a Cameroon PayPal account and how to get it verified.

How To Open or Create a PayPal Account in Cameroon?

Here is how to create your Cameroonian PayPal account:

  1. Using your web browser, visit
  2. Click on the sign-up button.

  3. Choose Cameroon from the "Your country or region" drop-down menu and click on the 'Open an account button under the type of account you want to open (individual or business account).
  4. Solve the captcha code to confirm that you are human. Enter the displayed text into the box provided and click on continue.
  5. Input your credit or debit card details. Make sure your billing address is the same as the address associated with your bank account and proceed.
  6. Now, click on confirm to create your PayPal account in Cameroon.

Read: How To Create A PayPal Business Account in Cameroon

Note: At this stage, your PayPal account is yet to be verified on PayPal Cameroon.

How to Get a Cameroon PayPal Account Verified?

To get a verified PayPal account in Cameroon, you have to link your Cameroon PayPal account to one of your active credit or debit cards. You can then link it to more cards after.

  • Go to your email inbox to confirm your email address. You should see a message from PayPal. Here is how to verify your Cameroon PayPal Account:
  • Open the message, and click on login to access your unverified PayPal account.
  • Click on 'Get verified' around the top left corner of the page under My account >> Status.
  • Look for an option that says link credit or debit card and click on it.
  • Fill in your credit or debit card details and Submit.
  • Your card will be charged the FCFA equivalent of $1. You will receive a message from your bank after two hours, depending on the bank. Do not worry; it will be returned to your account once your account has been verified.
  • Immediately you see the message, go back to your PayPal account and click on confirm credit/debit card. Enter the four-digit number under transaction location immediately after PP* and continue.
  • Click on My Account, then you should see it verified under Status, where you used to see Get verified.
  • Congratulations, you now own or possess a verified Cameroon PayPal account. 

How do I fund my PayPal Account with my Cameroon FCFA MasterCard or Visa Card?

  • You can fund your Cameroon PayPal account by linking your bank's Credit or Debit Card in Cameroon to your PayPal wallet.
  • This account is just for sending money and shopping on websites like Amazon, Gearbest, eBay, and Aliexpress. Do not worry about funding it with cash. 
  • Any transaction you make with it will be charged to the credit card you link to it.

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Note: If you see an error message while trying to link your card, close the tab, open in another tab, and try again. You will no longer see the error message.

That is all you need to do to own a Cameroon-verified PayPal account.

What Banks In Cameroon Can I use to fund my card?

You can use the following banks in Cameroon to fund your card:

  1. Ecobank 
  2. UBA Cameroon
  3. Afriland First Bank
  4. Atlantic Bank
  5. Bicec Bank

What Credit or Debit Cards can be bound to your PayPal Account?

The following MasterCards or Visa Cards can be linked to your PayPal account in Cameroon:

  1. UBA Visa Card or MasterCard
  2. Ecobank Visa Card or Master Card
  3. UBA Africard (Prepaid Card)
  4. Banque Atlantique MasterCard
  5. Bicec MasterCard


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