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Paypal Limitation: How I Got the Limitation lifted from My Paypal Account

Paypal is one of the most used ways to send or receive payments worldwide. We as bloggers use so much because most of the advertisers from different countries only supports Paypal as their payment mode. It is indeed one of the safest ways to do transactions online.


When I started blogging, I was not even aware of it. But when I got my first client from the UK, he asked me for Paypal account. Then I created an account over there and started using it. I have done everything as per instructions such as submitted PAN card number, added bank account details and verified it. I have started receiving payments as well, but suddenly I got an email from them about the limitation of my PayPal account. Below is the full story how my PayPal account got limited, and what I have done to get the limitation lifted.

7 months ago my PayPal account had been limited, and the reason given was “Your PAN is invalid”. I went http://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/e-Filing/Services/KnowYourJurisdiction.html, filled my PAN card number, and found my PAN is valid.

Later I came to know that this problem is very common to Indian PayPal users, but it was very new to me that time. I was not sure exactly what to do and then I started researching here and there online. I found that we need to contact them and explain the issue.

How the limitation got Lifted?

So, I decided to communicate with them on this issue, and then I came to know that I need to send the proofs as well. So I have sent them all the proofs in .JPG format such as PAN Card, and Voter ID card.


After 3-4 days, I got a reply from them that they are reviewing my account, and they also assured me that the limitation will be lifted from my account soon. I waited for long, but nothing happened as per my expectations. Whenever I emailed them, they replied the same thing that they are looking into it, but lastly my problem hadn’t got fixed.

Finally, I decided to call them. I again emailed them once and next day called them. It took 15 minutes to tell them about my account and its limitation status.

They assured me that they had triggered their system for re-verification of my PAN.

Lastly, I got an email just yesterday from PayPal with the Good News. They wrote to me, “You can now receive payments into your PayPal account”. I couldn’t believe that calling them worked so fast. I logged into my Paypal account and noticed that the limitation has been lifted. Yahoo!!!

I have written this blog post because many Indian people face this issue. So, just don’t be panic, contact them will all proofs and then call them to discuss the issue. Try be polite while talking with them rather than showing your frustration to them.

Though you can wait after emailing them, but as in my case emailing didn’t work out well. So better consider calling them after sending all the proofs in .jpg format. If everything is fine, Limitation from your Paypal Account will be lifted within a week.

Hope this Article will help you!

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