Becoming verified on PayPal
What does PayPal verification mean?
A user who is PayPal verified has confirmed their identity with eBay and PayPal. Once a seller is verified, it:
Increases their credibility with other buyers and sellers on eBay
Allows them to list on international eBay sites
Raises their sending and withdrawal limits on PayPal
Provides some sellers with higher seller limits (eg. new sellers or those selling in high risk categories)
This higher level of verification is designed to reduce fraudulent or counterfeit items on the site, with the result that all eBay members will be able to buy and sell on eBay with confidence.
Contact us if you have any questions about PayPal verification.
How to become PayPal verified?
PayPal verification involves verifying your identity using your bank account. Two small amounts will be desposited in your bank account and you must confirm these amounts to complete the process.
If you already have a PayPal account:
Log into your PayPal account
Click the Get Verified link under the heading Activate Account
Enter your bank details and review the PayPal direct debit agreement
Within 5 working days, PayPal will deposit 2 small amounts into your bank account
To complete verification, log into your PayPal account and tell PayPal what these 2 amounts are
If you do not have a PayPal account:
You can complete the PayPal Verified process as part of the registration process, and follow the instructions above
A message from our lawyers
The PayPal service is provided by PayPal Australia Pty Limited (ABN 93 111 195 389) which holds an Australian Financial Services Licence, number 304962. eBay International AG is an authorised representative number 308318 of PayPal for the purpose of providing information about PayPal. eBay and PayPal are not acting as your agents, are not providing personal financial advice to you and do not take your individual circumstances into account in providing information about PayPal. You should consider PayPal's
Combined Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement
before deciding to sign-up for or use the PayPal online payment service. For further information about PayPal services visit the PayPal website at www.paypal.com.au.
PayPal Buyer Protection and PayPal Seller Protection are also subject to the terms and conditions in PayPal's User Agreement, incorporating the Buyer Protection policy and Seller Protection policy which include details on eligibility criteria and the discretionary nature of the policies.