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I am working as an online freelancer-ebay seller-and i intend to apply for a UK visit visa as i want to visit london. All the money that i make through Ebay is transfered to my PayPal account, PayPal is provieding me with a monthly account statment showing all the month transactions-earnings and spendings-and my account info, i don’t have an ordinary bank account as paypal account does all what i need, can i apply for the visa with my paypal account statment to show my financial situation?

  • In theory yes, as PayPal is an authorised payment services provider in the EU for instance (in fact, IIRC they actually have a credit institution licence). However I wouldn’t be surprised if this was met with scepticism. Make sure the statement includes the fact that PayPal is properly registered as a financial institution (the details will vary based on your country of residence, as PayPal have many different entities with distinct licenses). – jcaron Mar 26 at 2:01
  • no the statment doesn’t show that, but i have noticed that the visa fees can be paid online with paypal!, which shows their acknowledge of paypal – Ramy Tarek Mar 26 at 2:12
  • Related question travel.stackexchange.com/questions/122826/… – Traveller Mar 26 at 5:36
  • @Traveller thank you for your help but that question is different from mine – Ramy Tarek Mar 26 at 13:43
  • Gayot Fow back in 2015 seemed to think that PayPal wasn't very likely to be acceptable. Perhaps things have changed by now. I miss him. – Michael Hampton Mar 26 at 19:23

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