PayPal Thailand Relaunch FAQ

PayPal is committed to serving our customers in Thailand, and we are currently in the midst of the relaunch of our services here.

As a locally-licensed payments provider in Thailand, we are undertaking a gradual approach to relaunching our services as we update our products and processes. This means access to and the range of services we offer will change over time.

If you already have a PayPal account as a:

  • Registered business: There has been no change to the process of transferring your account to PayPal Thailand, which we have previously contacted you about.
  • Consumer, freelancer or casual seller: You can continue to use your account as usual, including shopping with your PayPal wallet, and to send and receive money with.
  • Entrepreneur or sole proprietor: You can continue to use your account as usual, including shopping with your PayPal wallet, and to send and receive money with; if it was opened before 7 March, 2021. If your account was opened after 7 March, 2021, we would have emailed you on 24 March, 2022 to assist.
If you would like to register for a new PayPal account as a:
  • Registered business: Account registration is open for Thai-registered businesses (juristic persons) here.
  • Natural person (e.g. consumer, freelancer or casual seller, entrepreneur or sole proprietor): Account registration is not yet open. We are continuing to build the best possible platform for consumers and will share any updates on this website. Do note that registration as a sole proprietor with the Department of Business Development will not be required to open such an account.
Here are the answers to other questions you may have, depending on which account best suits you. Please note that you must have a business registered in Thailand (juristic person) to apply for a PayPal Thailand business account.

Consumers / Non-registered businesses

Frequently asked questions

1) What is the current status of PayPal Thailand’s relaunch plans for consumers and freelancers / casual sellers?

For consumers and freelancers / casual sellers with existing PayPal accounts

  • Consumers and freelancers / casual sellers with existing PayPal accounts can continue to use them as usual beyond March 7, 2022. This means that you may continue shopping with your PayPal wallet, as well as sending and receiving money with your PayPal account. The previously announced account limitation, scheduled to take effect on March 7, 2022, will no longer be implemented.
  • This extended functionality will remain in effect until we contact you later in the year to resume the process of transferring accounts to PayPal Thailand.
For consumers and freelancers / casual sellers without a PayPal account yet
  • As a locally-licensed payments provider in Thailand, we are undertaking a gradual approach to relaunching our services as we update our products and processes. This means access to and the range of services we offer will change over time.
  • Signing up for new personal PayPal accounts is not available yet. We are continuing to build the best possible platform for consumers and freelancers / casual sellers, and will share any updates on this website.