Requirements for Enabling International Card Payments for Your Business

The requirements for enabling international payments for your account depends on the type of business you have on Paystack, (i.e. Starter or Registered Business); and in the case of Registered Businesses, it varies with your registration certificate.

For Starter Businesses

If you are a Starter Business on Paystack, that is your business is unregistered; the requirements to enable international payments are:

  1. Your Bank Verification Number (BVN).
  2. A valid government-issued form of identification.  We accept a passport, driver's license, permanent voter's card or national ID card.

For Registered Businesses with Certificate of Incorporation (RC Number)

If your business was registered as an incorporation (i.e you have a Certificate of Incorporation), the requirements to enable international payments are:

  1. Your complete CAC registration pack 
  2. Identification of two of your company's directors
NB: Your uploaded CAC registration pack MUST contain the page that lists the directors of the company (CAC Form 7).

For Registered Businesses with Certificate of Incorporated Trustees (CAC IT Number)

If your establishment is a charitable organisation, church or union, registered as an incorporation with incorporated trustees, the requirements to enable international payments are:

  1. Your complete CAC registration pack
  2. Identification for two of your company trustees
NB: Your uploaded CAC registration pack MUST contain the page that lists the trustees of the company (CAC Form 7).

For Registered Businesses with Business Name certificate & all other business/organisation types

If your business or organisation is registered as:

  • A business name
  • A Corporative
  • Any other registration type

Requirements to enable international payments are:

  1. BVN (Bank Verification Number) of the business owner.
  2. Personal identification of the business owner: This can be either a passport, driver's license, permanent voter's card or national ID card.
NB: Your BVN information must match that on the ID provided. Also, your request for international card payments will not be granted if you do not provide us with the complete required information.  

I have the requirements, how do I turn on international payments?

Please click on this link to learn how to enable international payments for your business.

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