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How To Restore Permanently Limited PayPal Account

By Pranab Sen

✎ Key Takes:

» You can restore a permanently limited PayPal account by logging into the Resolution Center or submitting a physical letter to the PayPal executive.
» You can use the appeal process and submit required documents to lift account limitations and regain access to spend money.
» If you want to make a new PayPal account after being permanently limited, close the old one permanently after transferring funds to your bank account and resolving any outstanding issues.

How to Restore Permanently limited PayPal account:

You have these things to fix it with:

1. Re-Appeal To PayPal

If your account has been permanently limited on PayPal, you need to re-apply to PayPal to lift the limitations off your account so that you can use it without any restrictions. But it wouldn’t be done until you prove your identity to PayPal. 

You need to describe your issue clearly and appeal to them to remove the restrictions that have been put on your account.

Only when you confirm that your account is under your control and no fraudulent transfer has been made from your account, it will take off the limitations. 

🔴 Steps to appeal:

Step 1: You need to click on the link below to go to the help center. 


Contact page paypal

Step 2: Then, you need to log in to go to the Resolution Center of PayPal.

Step 3: Click on Disputes and Account Limits. 

Click on Disputes and account limitations

Step 4: Then click on Account limitations. 

click on Account limitations.

Step 5: Upload the identity proof such as a green card or driver’s license and then describe your issue. 

Click on question

Step 6: Submit the appeal form. 

2. Write to PayPal Executive: Without ID

Another way to appeal to PayPal is by writing a letter to the PayPal executive appealing to him to take off the limitations from your account. You need to attach your account details correctly with it.

This method is particularly helpful in case you don’t have a green card or a driver’s license number to provide your identity. You need to send the physical letter to the PayPal executive by post. In the letter, it should be clearly stated that you’re requesting the PayPal executive to restore your account so that you can handle it like a regular account. 

You can send a copy of the letter via email to the executive of PayPal to ensure that it gets straight to him. 

How to check PayPal limits:

Every account on PayPal has a spending limit that the account has to follow. If you exceed the spending limit you won’t be able to send any more money to other PayPal users from your account.

For every user the limit is different therefore before you spend, you need to check the limit that has been set for your account by PayPal. 

When your account is limited, your limit gets decreased. 

🔴 Steps to check limits:

Step 1: Log in to your PayPal account and go to My Account. 

Click on login

Step 2: Then click on View Limits. 

Click on settings

Step 3: You’ll see the spending limit. 

Click on account settings

You can check the notification section to see if there are any notifications about restrictions or not. 

Click on view

How to spend money on a limited PayPal account:

When your PayPal account is limited due to suspected fraud activities or other issues, you won’t be able to make normal payments or spending. You’ll be able to check your restrictions or spending limitations on the PayPal notifications section to know the amount that you’re allowed to spend or if you’re allowed to spend anything on a limited account.

If you’re not allowed to spend anything on a limited account then you need to provide the information that you’re requested to submit to recover your account.

As soon as you provide the information or identity proof such as your driver’s license or green card number, and appeal to PayPal, you’ll be able to recover your account and spend the amount on your account. 

How to Make a new PayPal account after being permanently limited:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: You need to close the first PayPal account after withdrawing all its money to your bank account.

Step 2: After your old PayPal account is closed, you need to open the new one. 

Step 3: If your old account is not permanently closed, but you want to create a new account, then you need to use different details to create a new PayPal account. 

Step 4: But when you’re unable to open a new account or close the old account permanently after being permanently limited on PayPal, you can use the account of any friend or a family member with whom you’re in close contact for the time being. 

Step 5: Later, after your old PayPal account gets closed, you can open a new account on PayPal. 

Step 6: Whatever you do, make sure you don’t violate any terms and conditions of PayPal as it can result in the banning of the PayPal account and your fund can be held hostage for up to 180 days. 

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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