Setting up a PayPal business account for people in Pakistan can be a bit challenging, but it’s possible to do it legally. One way is to create a legal entity, like an SDN BHD in Malaysia, and travel there easily. Another option is using a US LLC, where a friend or an office manager helps set up a US bank account, allowing for a proper PayPal account with an ITIN/EIN.
If you’re considering a UK LTD Company or Estonian E-Residency, you might need to be physically present to open a bank account, especially in Estonia. However, for the Estonian option, you’ll need a well-prepared business plan showing connections with Estonia.
In simple terms, there are two main ways: either go to a country for setup or have a trusted friend help remotely as an office secretary.
Having a legal entity and a matching bank account ensures a fully legal PayPal account. Even if you use a Pakistani passport for ID, many people successfully go through this process. US LLC owners should get an ITIN, which is like a foreign version of an SSN and accepted on platforms like PayPal, Amazon, and eBay.
To deal with potential access issues from Pakistan, it’s suggested to use a Virtual Private Server (VPS) instead of regular VPNs for a more stable and secure connection.