Using PayPal in Uganda: 5 Easy Ways to Withdraw PayPal Money in Uganda

I have been contacted by a number of Ugandans who would like to withdraw PayPal money in Uganda.

Unfortunately, PayPal is currently not supported in Uganda.

This has made it extremely difficult for Ugandans to withdraw their PayPal earnings conveniently in Uganda.

Currently, PayPal grants Ugandan users with only sending and receiving rights without withdrawal rights since it is not supported in the country.

This means that as a registered PayPal user in Uganda, you can only receive and send money but can’t withdraw it.

This can be quite frustrating especially if you really need to use then money.

I have personally been freelancing for over 5 years now on platforms such as Fiverr which has allowed me earn money working online.

The truth is I faced challenges Withdrawing my first earned income since most of the platforms I use to make money online only support Paypal payouts.

I however quickly learnt that Safaricom, a telecom company based in Kenya supported PayPal payments.

This was a big relief for me since at that time I was a student at the University in Kenya and was able to easily withdraw all my funds via Mpesa and could even some to my MTN mobile money.

So you may not be residing in Kenya or know anyone there but would like to withdraw your PayPal money very fast.

Don’t worry! I got you covered.

Here are 5 easy ways to withdraw PayPal money in Uganda.

At the moment for you to Withdraw from your PayPal account to your MTN Mobile Money or Airtel Money account in Uganda you will have to go through a third party.

These third parties will charge a small fee for each transaction.

I will be looking at some of the most trusted third parties that you can use to make PayPal withdrawals in Uganda.

But first let’s look at the benefits of a PayPal account.

Benefits of a PayPal account

Send / receive payments on e-commerce stores such as Amazon, eBay, Alibaba among others.

Buy or sell goods and services

Transfer money from one PayPal account to another

Transfer money from bank to PayPal account and vice-versa

Exchange cash with someone

Make or receive donations for Organizations and Donors

Send money to your friends, family and relative

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Now that we have looked at the benefits of having a PayPal account, let’s dive right into how to withdraw PayPal money in Uganda.

1. Use a friend with a verified account (Preferably in Kenya)

This is in my view the best way to withdraw your PayPal earnings in Uganda.

It is however not without disadvantages.

It is important to use a friend you can trust with your money since they will have full control over your funds.

At the moment PayPal is supported in Kenya and so you can use a friend or relative living in Kenya to withdraw your PayPal money in Uganda.

How it works

You will have to send your PayPal funds to your friend’s PayPal account (He must have a verified PayPal account)

Your friend will then withdraw your funds via the Mpesa-PayPal website directly to his Mpesa.

He can then transfer the funds from his Mpesa account directly to your MTN mobile money account using Mpesa Global.

Note: The funds can only be transferred from Mpesa to an MTN Mobile Money number or Airtel Mobile Money number and not any other network.

Complicated as it may sound, this is not only the cheapest way to withdraw money from your PayPal account in Uganda but also the fastest.

It’s what I always use to withdraw my earnings from my affiliate sales on affiliate networks like Shareasale and Bluehost.

I currently offer PayPal withdrawal services for Ugandans looking for how to withdraw PayPal money at an affordable low price.

This is easy for me to do since am currently a Kenyan resident and have a verified PayPal account.

For a long time now I have been offering this service for a number of my blogging friends and freelancers based in Uganda for very low prices.

Unlike companies such as Gateway Technologies that will charge you 5% transaction fee, I offer the same services at a transaction fee of only 3% .(The first transaction you make with me is always free of charge regardless of the amount so long as you will be a returning customer).

If you are working on a tight budget, you can still reach out to me and we can agree.

I am interested in helping my audience find solutions that actually work.

For those interested in withdrawing their PayPal money in Uganda at an affordable price, feel free to contact me via email here or on WhatsApp (+256756659026)

If this is somewhat inconvenient for you then please continue reading.

2. Use ePay Swift Uganda to withdraw PayPal money in Uganda

This is one of the most trusted and legitimate 3rd parties that you can use to withdraw money from PayPal in Uganda.

The platform allows you to directly send your PayPal earnings directly to your Mobile Money wallet.

To get started with ePay Swift Uganda, simply register for an account on the ePay website and upload your KYC documents.

These documents which include your ID will ensure your account gets approved fast so ensure that you use legitimate documents.

Once your account is approved you can then link your PayPal account with your new ePay account and start transacting.

It is worth noting that ePay only accepts users to use MTN and Airtel numbers to receive payments from PayPal.

3. PayzUG

This is another website that allows users to withdraw PayPal money in Uganda directly to their mobile money accounts with ease.

Once you sign up for an account, you can then link your PayPal account to your PayzUG account and easily withdraw your PayPal money to MTN mobile money or Airtel Mobile money.

PayzUg also has a live chat on their website which you can sue to get in touch with their customer support if you have any queries about their services.

I totally recommend PayzUg since they perform their transactions in just a number of seconds.

They however have a few limitations that you must know of.

For instance, you can only withdraw a minimum of $30 and a maximum of $600.

This can very disadvantageous for those hoping to withdraw smaller accounts or larger amounts that exceed their maximum withdraw amount.

For those looking to withdraw PayPal money in Uganda without any limitations I would recommend using option one.

5. Gateway Technologies

This is one of the easiest ways to withdraw PayPal money in Uganda.

And the best part is Gateway technologies will complete your transactions in a matter of seconds, making it a very convenient way to withdraw your money on PayPal in Uganda.

The maximum time for a complete transaction is about 15 minutes.

But it could even be less than 10 minutes.

Gateway technologies also supports withdrawals on various platforms such as Skrill and Payoneer to mention but a few.

If you are Ugandan wondering how you can withdraw your bitcoin earnings in Uganda then technologies is the best alternative for you.

They however charge about 5% transaction fee.

They also have a minimum withdraw amount of $100.

This minimum withdraw amount may not be convenient for those looking to withdraw lesser amounts from PayPal.

You can get in touch with them via WhatsApp on (0705 044444 and +256 772 426 323).

You could also reach them on their contact page here.


I have personally taken the trouble to look at the current means through which Ugandans can withdraw PayPal money in Uganda and was quite disappointed by what I found.

Majority of the companies offering PayPal withdrawal services for Ugandans are quite expensive.

I however recommend using a friend with a verified PayPal account who can you can trust with your money.

Your friend (who has a verified PayPal account) can then back the money to you via a supported payment system in Uganda such as MTN mobile money, Airtel mobile money or MoneyGrams.

I have described some of the best ways you can withdraw PayPal money in Uganda and hope you found it useful.

Let me know in the comments below if you have any queries about withdrawing money from PayPal in Uganda.

You can also contact me in case you need help withdrawing your money on PayPal in Uganda.

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