It’s no news that Nigerian PayPal do not receive funds in Nigeria but can only send, this makes it difficult for it to be
used for online business aside for buying and paying for goods and services.
I have thought about this a lot and I decided top research on it and discovered a way out and this is the
use of Lesotho PayPal which has the full PayPal feature, which means that it can send and receive fund
as well as do other thing a foreign PayPal does.
So lets go straight to the point.
Go to https://www.paypal.com/ls/webapps/mpp/merchant or copy and paste this link in your browser.
When you do that this is what the page you will see will look like below.

When on the page you need to choose business, because we are opening a business account and that is
the account that has the full paypal feature we need. So click on Signup and then select business
account on the next page as shown below and then click continue when that is done.

When that is done you will be taken to the next page where you are to provide your email as shown in
the image below. It’s best if you open a fresh verified Gmail for this purpose. Enter your email and click on continue. Please it’s advisable you use a Gmail account or a custom email if you have one,
avoid yahoo mail at all cost. When you enter the email, click on next and you will be taken to the next
page.

On the next page you will be required to enter your personal information and your business
information.. Don’t worry about the business info but make sure you are using your real name as it is on
your document here.
So in the email field, we enter the email we want to use to open the paypal account and then enter
the desired password.
On the business information area , where asked for legal names enter your original first name and last
name there, for business name you can put any business name you want to use there, it doesn’t matter
whether registered or not, in my case I just put a name I want.

Where asked for telephone number, click the drop-down option from Lesotho and change it to Nigeria
which is 234 and the you enter your mobile number there removing the very first zero that start the
number, for instance instead of 08045, use 8045.and then you enter your address as it is on your bank
statement and the next is to select the currency you want the PayPal to use, in this case select USD and
tick I AGREE AND CONTINUE and click Agree and Continue.
See image below

When you do this you will be taken to the next page which is the tell us about your business page where
you will be required to tell them what type of business. Just select individual and then select anything as
category and subcategory here and proceed you can remove the URL option and leave blank.

And then click on continue and you will be taken to account holder information page where you are
required to provide an identification document for verification. Put in Nigeria as your nationality, select
the document you wish to use and enter the corresponding details there, in my case I am using an
international passport so I will select that from the drop-down and provide the passport number and my
original date of birth as it is on the passport. See image below.

So next is to submit it by clicking submits as shown above. When you do that you will get to a page as
shown below asking you to confirm your email address to activate your account and setup your
payment.

when you click on the link sent to your email, simply ignore every other thing and locate the profile as
shown by the arrow in the image below. Click on it and you will see two messages notification.

The two notifications will ask you to confirm your email address as well as link and confirm your credit
card… See below.

Click on confirm email address and then you will be shown a page as is in the image below where you
are required to click on unconfirmed as circled in the image.

When you do that you will be show another page where you are required to click confirm email address
show in blue and a mail will be sent to your email address which you need to click.

when you get the mail and click it you will be redirected to the login page where you need to enter your
password and login to the paypal account to make the verification successful. You will noticed the
notification will change from 2 to 1 as show in the image below.

This means that the email is verified and the next is to link and comfirm your credit or debit card.

Click on it and you will be taken to a page to provide details as shown below.

Enter your credit card details and then click on continue. When you do that your bank account will be
debited and depending on your bank you should get the debit immediately or in 24 hours, in my case I
got it in 24 hours and I was shown on my statement as seen below. You will notice the word CODE
written as part of the statement, the numbers before the word are the code you need to provide to
verify your account.

  • NOTES
  • I couldn’t show the image to the last part because I didn’t screenshot when creating my account
  • When signing in always use this link
  • https://www.paypal.com/signin?country.x=LS&locale.x=en_LS
  • When you have issue with your account you should call paypal on this number 1-402-935-
  • 2050 with the number you used when registering the paypal account and it will be resolved
  • asap.
  • Note that when calling them always make sure you have your unique one time passcode, you
  • can get it here https://www.paypal.com/ls/selfhelp/contact/call
  • You can use this link to link your card to your paypal
  • https://www.paypal.com/businessprofile/mymoney
  • i notice visa card work well than MasterCard but I use a MasterCard thou and you can use same
  • even thou I use a dollar MasterCard.
  • You can link additional email up to 5 to your PayPal account by using this link
  • https://www.paypal.com/businessprofile/settings/email

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