How to Confirm Your Address on PayPal

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How to Confirm Your Address on PayPal
There are three methods for confirming your address with PayPal. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

The PayPal online payment service makes it easy to send and receive money on eBay, Amazon Marketplace and other online commercial outlets. In order to receive correspondence or payments via mail from PayPal, you must confirm the validity of your address. You can confirm the address attached to your PayPal account by verifying the billing address attached to an existing credit card, by applying for a PayPal MasterCard or by mailing necessary documentation to PayPal.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

    Confirm Via Credit Card

  1. 1

    Navigate to the PayPal website at www.paypal.com and type in your PayPal e-mail address and password to log into your account.

  2. 2

    Click the "Profile" tab and click "Add or Edit Credit Card." Click "Add a Card" to add a credit or debit card to your account.

  3. 3

    Select the type of card from the "Card Type" drop-down menu.

  4. 4

    Type in your card number, expiration date, card verification number and billing address in the appropriate fields.

  5. 5

    Click "Add Card" to verify your billing information. Once your billing information is verified, the billing address attached to your card is considered confirmed by PayPal.

    Apply For PayPal MasterCard

  1. 1

    Navigate to the PayPal website at www.paypal.com and type in your PayPal e-mail address and password to log into your account.

  2. 2

    Click the "Products and Services" tab, then click "Pay Online" and "PayPal Plus MasterCard."

  3. 3

    Click "Apply Now" to begin your PayPal Plus MasterCard application.

  4. 4

    Click the radio button next to the card design you desire and enter your name, address, phone number, date of birth, Social Security number and annual income in the appropriate fields.

  5. 5

    Read the Card Security Program information and click the check box next to "Yes" if you wish to pay for the optional Card Security program. Read the Terms and Conditions and check the box next to the "Terms and Conditions" link. Click the "Agree and Continue" button to apply for the PayPal MasterCard. If your application is accepted, the address you provided will also be confirmed by PayPal.

    Request Confirmation by Mail

  1. 1

    Navigate to the PayPal website at www.paypal.com and type in your PayPal e-mail address and password to log into your account.

  2. 2

    Navigate to the paypal.com alternate address confirmation Web page. As of the time of publication, there are no active links to the page via your PayPal account, so you'll need to type the following in your Web browser's address bar:

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_account-aac

  3. 3

    Verify you are eligible to confirm your address via mail. To do so, you must have a confirmed bank account, have a PayPal account that has been active for at least 90 days, be a resident of the United States and have a buyer reputation of 10 or greater.

  4. 4

    Select the unconfirmed address you wish to confirm via mail from the drop-down menu, or click the "Add a New Address" link and type in the address you wish to confirm. Click "Confirm Address." PayPal will mail a document with a Web address and a secret code.

  5. 5

    Type the code in at the specified PayPal website. The PayPal website will specify documents you need to fax to PayPal and a fax number. Once you fax these documents to PayPal, your address is confirmed.

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