PayPal account in Germany
Thread poster: Csaba Ban

Csaba Ban  Identity Verified
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Oct 8, 2002

Does any one of you know about using PayPal in Germany?

I am a Hungarian citizen and resident and I would like to open a PayPal account. As I can see on their website, Germany is the closest country where I can open a PayPal account AND transfer funds from my PayPal account to a local bank account.

My question: as a non-resident in Germany, am I allowed to open a bank account there? (only with my passport). Does this German bank account make me eligible for a PayPal account there?

I do not have an address in Germany, but perhaps I can ask a friend to allow me register on his address (the best solution would be, of course, if no permanent address would be required).

Any ideas?

thank you


Endre Both  Identity Verified
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You can open an account w/o being resident Oct 8, 2002

As far as I know, you can open a German bank account without being a resident there, or that\'s what I\'ve been told by a German bank a few months ago.

So you don\'t need to register in Germany, which you wouldn\'t be able to do anyway, since you need a valid residence permit for registering.

As to PayPal, I\'m quite confident that they are indifferent to your country of residence, so that you should be able to combine a German account with a Hungarian address. To be sure, you would have to ask Paypal support, unless someone here has first-hand experience in the matter.


Ivan Frankovics  Identity Verified
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Austria is etter solution Oct 13, 2002

Amint latom Ausztriaban is elerheto a szolgaltatas es kozelebb van, mint Nemeto.

Jol latom, hogy a szolgaltatas lenyege, hogy nyitok egy PayPal szamlat amin fogadhatok atutalasokat? Ezutan errol a szamlarol egy bankszamlara utalom a penzt, amit valahgy felmarkolok?

Milyen koltsegei vannek ennek? A PayPal szla gondolom ingyenes. A bankszamlara valo atutalas?



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