How Do I Remove Paypal Limitations?

Even though PayPal strives to guarantee convenient and full-time service, limitations may occur from time to time. Luckily, through this GetHuman guide, users can quickly resolve them, thus avoiding costly inconveniences. Also, this guide could help you prevent another limitation as it provides information on why it may occur in the first place.

PayPal is a popular e-commerce company founded in 2000. It has been a leading internet money transfer service for businesses and individuals in America and around the world.

The main reason for its popularity is because of its association with eBay, an equally popular e-commerce resource, that owned PayPal between 2002 and 2015. Initially, PayPal resulted from a merger between and Confinity, and it allowed its users to conveniently and securely complete monetary transactions online.

PayPal strives to ensure its customers can conduct transactions at any given time. However, the company urges its users to be aware of possible withdrawal or sending limitations that may apply to their PayPal accounts for various reasons. To avoid inconveniences in business or personal endeavors, here are a few pointers on avoiding the limitations and steps to remove them.

Removing PayPal's limitations

To remove PayPal account limitations;

  • Visit the PayPal homepage at
  • At the top right corner of the page, click on "Log In" to access your account.
  • Enter your email address.
  • Depending on the browser you use to access your account, your password may be pre-saved, but if not, enter it and click on the "Log In" icon.
  • Find the" Resolve a problem in our Resolution Center" icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Locate the "Go to account limitations" button.
  • For each prompted step therein, select "Resolve."

The problem may go away after following the above steps. Unfortunately, if it persists, you will have to wait to be contacted via email by a PayPal employee looking over your account details.

It's also worth noting that even though the customer care representative will be attentive to your woes, they cannot fix the phone's limitation issues.

On the other hand, you may want to avoid the limitations from happening again; therefore, you need to understand the previous regulations. Your account may have been limited due to the following factors.

  • Your account may not have been compliant with regulatory requirements. For instance, if you receive donations, the company requires you to provide documentation that confirms your business as a registered non-profit organization. Under such circumstances, your account may be limited while you gather such documents. You may also encounter limitations if you don't adhere to PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy that prohibits transactions involving illegal banned items such as guns or prescription drugs.
  • The account could be having an alarming number of claims and chargebacks. When the number of buyers claims and chargebacks exceed a certain amount, PayPal may review your account. During the review process, you may encounter limitations.
  • When there are sudden changes in the amount and type of sales, your account may be subject to limitations as PayPal employees review your account.
  • If PayPal suspects that an unauthorized person is using your account, they may limit it to review the suspicious transactions hence proactively protecting you from fraudulent charges. The same may happen if PayPal is notified by your bank or card issuer that someone's used your bank account or card without your knowledge.


If you encounter problems while removing limitations from your PayPal account, you can wait to hear from PayPal's customer support for further guidance. You can also call the customer care representatives on staff who will pay attention to all your issues and give more assistance.

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