How to change your PayPal account name

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Changing the name of your PayPal account is a simple procedure, carried out through the platform’s profile settings. As a security measure, you may be asked to send a document to prove that you are the owner of the account.

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The process is done by the browser on the computer or on the cell phone. Learn now how to do this and what needs to be included in the document for proof of identity.

How to change your PayPal account name

It is mandatory that the requested document has a photo and is not affected by blurs, glare, blurring or shadows. If any part of the document is covered, blocked or missing, PayPal will not accept it and it will not be possible to change the name of the account.

Also, make sure the document is not expired and contains:

  • Cool name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Date of issue and validity;
  • Signature;
  • Identity document number.

Is everything ok with the document? Now you just need to follow the steps below.

  • Access the PayPal website ( and log in to your account;
  • Click the settings icon next to “Exit”;
  • In the “Profile” section, select the “Change name” option;
  • Choose a reason for the change and proceed;
  • Change the name and then it’s time to provide a photo of the document;
  • Wait for the verification to complete the procedure.