Why Isn't My Account Approved? An FAQ.

KazPayoneerKazPayoneer Confirm Email, Member, Administrator Posts: 1,566 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

Okay, so you've finally done it: you've created a Payoneer account. You're finally ready to receive payments from companies from around the world and you are excited to use the platform. You log onto your online account for the first time, and you notice that the currency balances in your account are disabled! You also try to load different pages, like the Global Payment Service page, and you see that it doesn't work! What's happening? Is the dream over?

Have no fear: it means that your account has not actually been approved yet.

When you create an account, it has to be approved by our approvals department. Payoneer is at the behest of a number of different banking regulations and international laws, so we have to carefully review each account that comes into our system to make sure our platform is safe and secure for everyone. Our team uses this time to review your application to make sure we have everything we need to allow you to use Payoneer to start receiving payments!

This post serves as a helpful guide to walk you through the approval process - how it works, what to expect, and what to do if your account is not approved yet.

How Long Does It Take To Approve My Account?
It typically takes 3 business days to approve a Payoneer account. Within this time frame, should you not see an approval notice, it indicates that either we have asked you for additional information to approve your account, or worse, the application was declined.

Additional Information? Why Is This Needed?
Remember when I said that we were at the behest of different banking regulation and international laws? This is the reason why we request documents and additional information about you or a particular piece of your account. We are a regulated financial institution and we must comply with our banks, MasterCard® and the US government. The information also insures your safety and security and the safety and security of our many users!

What Type of Information Is Asked?
It depends on the nature of your account application. If there is anything missing from the application that you forgot to answer, we'll ask for information to verify whatever the correct information is.

Now, here are some popular questions revolving around the most common situations that users face when they are applying for an account:

Why Was My Application Denied?
First thing's first, click here to see our Terms and Conditions. Please familiarize yourself with these terms and conditions. Now, in most cases we won't be able to disclose the reason why the application was denied. Sometimes we can, but it is a case by case situation. Here are the 3 most common reasons why we may decline an application:
1) Already have an account: Payoneer users are allowed to have one open account at a time. There are some rare exceptions where one user can have two accounts open. But these are rare exceptions.
2) Country Restrictions: While we offer our services in over 200 countries, there are some countries that we are unable to provide service to at this time. If your country is one of them, the application would be denied.
3) Had a previous Payoneer account that was blocked by us: If you had a previous account that was closed because of a violation of our Terms and Conditions, you would not be able to resume service by creating a new account.

Note, these are not the only reasons why an application would be denied, but they are the most common of the inquiries that we see. If your application is declined, we notify you in an e-mail after your registration.

My Account is Still Not Approved!
If you've waited the 3 business days and the account is still not approved, in our experience it signifies that you either were asked for more information and didn't see the e-mail, or the application was denied and you didn't see the email. The application also could have entered an extended review, which just means that our team needed extra time to approve your account.

If you are confused with the reason why the account has not been approved, we would suggest you contact our customer support as a first step. If you are unable to get a hold of someone, or if the issue is an emergency, you can send one of us a private message, or reply below. We are not customer support, but we will do what we can to assist to help get your account approved.

I'm Expecting A Payment And Can't Wait 3 Days! What Can We Do?
We know that things happen, so if your account is not approved before the 3rd day, we can take a look and see what we can do to expedite the request. But we can't make guarantees that the account would be approved - there may be additional information needed, or even an additional review. We'll work with you the best way we can on that. If you need to get the account approved before the 3rd day, please reach out to our customer support (which you can indeed access).

When your account is approved, you'll notice that everything is active, and you will be notified accordingly. You're finally ready to use your Payoneer account!


  • amimakhanamimakhan Member Posts: 5
    I had ordered my MasterCard via normal delivery and did not receive it, the expected delivery date has long passed. After that I tried to request a card by expedited delivery but Payoneer does not respond to any of my requests. I have enough funds in my account. What should I do? How can I contact Payoneer and get a reply?
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,303

    @amimakhan We are sorry to hear you have yet to receive your card. Please note that it was shipped via regular post mail and therefore we do not have a tracking number to locate its whereabouts. If your card did not arrive within the estimated arrival date, you can self-order a new card from your account at no additional cost. Check out our FAQ guide to see how this can be done. Let us know if you require additional assistance. https://payoneer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/288/

  • amimakhanamimakhan Member Posts: 5
    edited November 2019
    @morga Please read my complaint again, I have clearly stated that I have not only tried to reorder the card but also tried to file a request for it to be shipped by expedited shipping but none of these requests have gone through.
  • GianmarcoPayoneerGianmarcoPayoneer Confirm Email, Administrator Posts: 2,241 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @amimakhan If you have submitted a request to have your card ordered via DHL, please provide us with the reference number of that email. We will have someone, at our customer support team contact you sooner once you provide that reference number.

  • amimakhanamimakhan Member Posts: 5
    @GianmarcoPayoneer here is the reference number 191030-014008.
  • usamakhan7890usamakhan7890 Member Posts: 2
    i make a account 5 day before its not approve yet please check
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,303

    @usamakhan7890 We replied to you on a separate thread to assist you

  • RafaelMcdRafaelMcd Member Posts: 4
    Hi, could you help me? More than 30 days and my account has not yet been verified! https://prnt.sc/u557iu
  • mibrahimtmibrahimt Member Posts: 1
    Why my Account is not getting Approved ?
    I submitted my documents on 8 Dec 2020 and they are still under review
  • OctosOctos Member Posts: 1
    Singe 7 months my account has not yet been verified! 😤
  • schnehowebkingschnehowebking Member Posts: 2
    I have submitted my old ID card, which is not a smart card! But I got my smart ID card right now! How can I verify it again?
  • BogdanHoroshevBogdanHoroshev Member Posts: 2
    I have sent verification request on 16th March, but the status is "under review" and has no changes yet. Is something wrong with my account or document that I have sent?
  • Valentino_PayoneerValentino_Payoneer Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 165 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for your message @BogdanHoroshev

    Please note that provided information is verified subsequently once you start to receive payments actively. Your account should be fully active if you have received an email stating that your application is approved.

    We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

  • miguelduartemiguelduarte Member Posts: 2

    I have a company account created for a couple of years. My company is now closed and I forgotten to take out some money from Payoneer.
    I've added my account and sent all the documents Payoneer ask me to. But neither do they verify them neither they let me take out my money.

    I just want to take out my money and close this account... this is being a nightmare, the costumer support is a bot that gives you always the same answer and the number you call cannot help you because I haven't received payment for a while...

    Can anyone help me ?

  • Valentino_PayoneerValentino_Payoneer Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 165 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for your message @miguelduarte

    Please note that in such cases it is needed to contact our support team directly.

    Please submit your request with a carefully chosen topic here and we will be glad to help you resolve this issue.

    We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

  • ManiramolaManiramola Confirm Email, Member Posts: 2
    Hello Guys !!! I need your help and suggestion , It's been a more then 2 months my Global payment service is still under review. I had write to payoneer support but I am not getting any resolution from them. It will be highly appreciated if you guys help me in that what should I do now.

    Here is the screen shot.
  • callisto84callisto84 Member Posts: 2

    I've regestired over a week ago and uploaded the required docs in the verivication center but still it's "under review". Also, i don't have a
  • DagregDagreg Member Posts: 2

    i from belgium and actually i stuck in asia (VN) and I cannot validates my account with my Belgium ID and official address in .be

    Normally I'm few month every year in Belgium, but now I cannot come back and I living with my GF and I just have attestation for Belgium government proof I'm stuck there and one other paper about my future wedding with the address and name of my gf and my.

    But the automatic system refuses that, can you help me?

    Can change the country for my country with my address in be if not?

    I just put some money from my upwork and is stuck on your system...

    Thnaks for your help !
  • Valentino_PayoneerValentino_Payoneer Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 165 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Thank you for your message @Dagreg

    Please note that it is necessary to provide valid proof of residence if requested.

    Valid documents are:

    1. Utility bill - A utility bill (gas, water, electricity, landline phone, internet, or cable bills are acceptable), no older than three months. The bill needs to include your name and the exact address.
    2. Bank statement - A bank statement, no older than three months, containing your name and the exact address. Please note we cannot accept an online screenshot from your bank account online account.
    3. Rental agreement - If you are renting and do not have any utility bills under your name, you can provide a complete rental agreement containing your name, the exact address, and the rental period.
    4. A residence permit card

    Once provided, our approval team will update you.

  • asadabbasi951asadabbasi951 Member Posts: 1
    Hi Dear Team,
    Recently on (25-03-2021) I transfer a payment to my Local Bank account which is attached to Payoneer, But Till now I didn't receive that amount in my bank amount.
    Normally I take One day to the bank.
    But now it been 4 days,
    The Payoneer Transaction status is Successfully completed but not received in the bank.

    I call my bank and they said we didn't receive any payment yet,
    Please let me know the (bank) middle part bank where you transfer my amount then I can contact them for my payment.
    Transaction id 282140102
  • PreethiIlangoPreethiIlango Member Posts: 2
    Hi team, my Payoneer account hasn't been verified yet (even though it has been more than 6 months since I submitted my documents for review. Can you please assist?
  • aliwaheed1980aliwaheed1980 Member Posts: 2
    Dear Sir
    I have added my bank account details in my payoneer account. Provided all the data required. Also i submitted the front and back of my national ID as requested. Now it has been 7-8 days and it still says (Pending Review). I have sent many inquiries to payoneer help and it said check your verification center to see if there is more things needed to provide. i did so and there is nothing there.
    Please i need help in this to start withdrawing money from my payoneer account to my bank account.
    Thanks in advance for your help
  • mehedi451mehedi451 Member Posts: 2
    Hi, I have submitted all information's to payoneer and payoneer also taken my informations positively. Also gave me an email that, My payoneer account approved. But for getting more confirmation I clicked on settings>>verification center>> required tab>> it shows "No open requirements" but when clicked on history tab it shows "Global payment service ques.. under review" and Smart National Identity Card "Under review" Now in this situation can I withdraw money (marketplace >> payoneer >> withdraw ).
    Please help !!
    My ID : 42952114
  • kowais915kowais915 Confirm Email, Member Posts: 2
    I have been trying to register with Payoneer for quite a while now. My old account got blocked. When I inquired with them, they just responded with an automated email saying my account was closed for unknown reasons. Now that I am trying to register a new account, it keeps on rejected. I have tried several Gmail IDs but of no use. Thier customer support is not working. W What else can I do? Thank you.
  • crowquill01crowquill01 Member Posts: 2
    I've submitted my national ID to get my ID verified on Payoneer System(I've signed up on Payoneer through my Paypal account)
    But it's still under review, ever since I submitted it on 27th of August last year.
    When shall it be verified? It would be grateful to get a slight clue of when it shall be verified, at least.
  • zyntszzyntsz Member Posts: 2
    I was receiving money from my clients and it asked for my address verification. I sent the internet bill in pdf but it got rejected. I don't understand what was the problem since it mentioned that the internet bill was also accepted in the faq. Due to this, my payment was returned. I emailed them asking the same question several days ago and they still haven't replied to me yet.

    I don't have any other utility bill under my name as I share a room with someone and other utility bills are under his name. My bank's monthly statement is also digital and doesn't contain any address information. I think it will also get rejected since my other bank account agreement also got rejected which contained my address information. The rental agreement is also under my roommate's name.

    Is there any way they might accept internet bills for address verification? I need urgent answers, it has already been several weeks regarding this issue.
  • Valentino_PayoneerValentino_Payoneer Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 165 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @zyntsz

    In most cases documents are rejected due to insufficient quality or relevance. Please check the reason of the rejection in your online account.

    You can provide one of the following:

    • Utility bill - A utility bill (gas, water, electricity, landline phone, internet or cable bills are acceptable), no older than three months. The bill needs to include your name and the exact address.
    • Bank statement - A bank statement, no older than three months, containing your name and the exact address. Please note we cannot accept an online screenshot from your bank account online account.
    • Rental agreement - If you are renting and do not have any utility bills under your name, you can provide a complete rental agreement containing your name, the exact address and the rental period.
    • A residence permit card

    If you require any assistance, please contact Customer Care.

  • Gedeon07Gedeon07 Member Posts: 1
    I have submitted verification documents to Payoneer but I haven't received a reply whether it has been reviewed or not. Also, I have enough funds in my account that I have got from different funding sources. yet I couldn't order a card, why is that?
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