Generally, Internet

Paypal Issue in India

New Update on Paypal Blog

New Bank Withdrawal Instructions for Our Customers in India

In wake of recent issues Paypal users in India have been facing over last month for remittances of personal credits into their Indian bank accounts, Paypal today morning apparently has sent this e-mail to “affected” users:


Dear Romil Javed,

We have been diligently working with the RBI and our business
partners to resume Indian bank withdrawals for the thousands
of Indian businesses who depend on PayPal to sell their goods
or services in the global marketplace.

Today, we are happy to announce that the RBI has allowed us
to continue local bank withdrawals for settlements for exports
of goods and services.  We are currently making changes to
comply with Indian regulations for settlements for exports of
goods and services, and we anticipate that, as of Wednesday,
March 3rd, customers will be able to use our
bank withdrawal service.

As part of the changes, you will be required to fill out a
new field entitled 'Export Code' when you request a withdrawal.
This information is required under the current laws of India in
order to identify the nature of cross-border merchant transactions.

On Monday, March 1st, we will be back in touch with specific
instructions on how you can move your money into your bank account.

Moving forward, the RBI has told us that PayPal needs specific
approvals to allow personal remittances to India, which we
currently do not have.  Until we get these approvals, personal
payments into India will remain suspended.  However, if you are
an exporter, you will continue to be able to use the PayPal
service for payments of goods and services.  In fact, with the
changes we are making to our system, PayPal is now set to be a
more powerful engine for exporters in India.  With purpose codes
for export transactions and FIRCs (Foreign Inward Remittance
Certificates), you should now be able to get the export
related benefits you seek.

You can check the PayPal blog for additional updates.

We thank you for your business and for your patience during
the past few weeks.



Now, it remains to be seen if RBI levies certain charges on us “exporters” who have been doing our little bit in accumulating foreign exchequer for India.

The previous updates can be found here:

  1. Paypal India Block Leaves IT Guys High & Dry – Need For An Indian Paypal?
  2. The Paypal Blog

Will post more on this as soon as I know more on this issue.

New Update on Paypal Blog

New Bank Withdrawal Instructions for Our Customers in India