How do I add a card to my PayPal account?

To add a card:

  1. Go to Wallet.
  2. Click Link a card in the Credit and debit cards section.
  3. Enter the required information.
  4. Click Save.

You can add up to 8 credit or debit cards to your PayPal account.

When you add your debit or credit card to your account, you may be required to confirm it.


  • We will temporarily place an authorisation hold on this card of $1.00 USD, or local equivalent, to verify that your card is valid. You will not incur any charges as this temporary authorisation hold will be released within a few days, depending on your credit card issuer.
  • If your card is eligible for automatic update with PayPal, we may update the card for you when new information is available, including a new expiration date or a new card number. Any billing agreement and payment preference associated with the old card will be migrated to the new card. We may also remove a card on your behalf if the card becomes unusable or has been closed.