Skrill Nigeria: How To Open A Verified Skrill Account In Nigeria In Easy Steps

In this article, i will show you how to open and verify a skrill account in Nigeria, how to fund skrill account in Nigeria, how to use Skrill account to receive funds abroad in Nigeria and every other thing you should know about Skrill accounts.

If you want to learn how to achieve all these, then this article is for you.

Making money online is so sweet. However, that sweetness is often times truncated by certain factors and scenarios that ordinarily shouldn’t be.

One of such factors that often impedes the progress of many Nigerian webmasters is the inability to receive and withdraw their funds here in Nigeria despite haven worked hard and legitimately to earn them.

Over the years, it has been a tit-for-tat affair between one of the most popular online payment system, PayPal and Nigerians who are involved in online transactions.


While PayPal restricts its Nigerian users from receiving money in Nigeria, webmasters in the country have constantly been developing methods of bypassing those restrictions.

It has indeed been a cat and mouse affair between PayPal and those who are involved in online businesses in Nigeria especially. Most especially all those Nigerians that makes their money online using Fiverr, Online money making apps, online paid survey sites, among others.

However, things needed to change because PayPal is not indispensable, hence the search for credible alternative means of receiving funds from our online jobs here in Nigeria without being discriminated against.

And in the course of doing that, we found and began to use other payment systems like Skrill as a substitute to Paypal for receiving our hard earned money here in Nigeria with little or no wahala.

Nigerian skrill account pics

But then, if you are looking for ways of getting a skrill account in Nigeria, you are probably into online businesses. And on that, you may want to learn how to create a Clickbank account in Nigerian and make money on online.

You may want to ask this question: what is Skrill?

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What Is Skrill?

Skrill is an online payment solution provider that facilitates fast, secured and simple digital payments to its users in about 200 countries including our darling Nigeria.

With its headquarters in London (the United Kingdom), Skrill has a global presence that has made it a ‘choice method’ of online payments for several individuals, organizations and a lot of e-commerce merchants worldwide.

Skrill represents almost all that PayPal represents as far as online sending and receiving of money is concerned. This makes it one of the best alternative to PayPal that Nigerians can truly use for their online businesses.

Why You Need A Skrill Account In Nigeria 2020

As a Nigerian webmaster or a student who is involved in one form of online job or the other, there are a lot of things you can do with a Skrill account; Below are some of the benefits of using a Skrill account in Nigeria:

  • You can send and receive money across the world right here in Nigeria
  • With your Skrill account, you can conveniently shop online and make payments without any wahala
  • You can use your Skrill account to buy cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin etc
  • You can integrate your Skrill (Business) account into your website for your customers to make payments for the goods you sell or services that you render

There is so much more that you can do with a Skrill account here in Nigeria.

How To Open A Skrill Account In Nigeria 2020

Creating a Skrill account in Nigeria is a straight forward activity that anyone can do, irrespective of their computer literacy level.

There are basically two types of Skrill accounts- Personal and Business account. Your choice of account should be influenced by what you want to use the account for. Below are some of the features of both accounts.

Skrill Personal Account

With a Skrill’s personal account, you are allowed to send and receive money to anyone in the world, purchase cryptocurrencies, shop online and also receive payments for your online jobs.

Skrill Business Account

With the Skrill’s business account, (Which is primarily meant for businesses), you are allowed to integrate it into your website, blog or e-commerce platform to receive payments from your customers.

Having said that, below is the steps on how to open a skrill account in Nigeria:

  • Visit skrill homepage here

skrill homepage

  • On skrills homepage, click on Register in the top right corner of the page

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On the registration page, input your correct information, and change the currency to USD if you are not comfortable with Euro. Naira is really not there. When you are done with the registration process, click on Register.

After this, skrill will send you a confirmation email. Open your email and click on the confirmation link there to fully register your skrill account fast.

How To Verify Your Skrill Account In Nigeria Easily

How do i verify my skrill account in Nigeria? Verifying your skrill account is easy, it becomes easier when you download and install skrill mobile app on your device. So download the app which is available for android and iOS enabled devices.

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There are basically 3 levels of verification before your skrill account can become fully functional with no transaction limits. these includes:

  • Skrill Email Verification
  • Skrill Address Verification
  • Skrill credit Card Verification

This will be discussed closely below:

Skrill Email Verification Process:

The first step in the verification process is to verify your email. To do this, log in to your email and click on the link in the mail sent to you by Skrill. By doing that, your email will be verified by Skrill.

Skrill Address Verification Process:

The next step is to verify your address. The address you entered while opening your account will be used by Skrill to send a letter to you.

The letter sent to you will contain a six digit code that you will input on the verification page. Once you have done that, the physical verification of your address has been completed.

NOTE: Without verifying your address, you will still be able to use your account but there will be a transaction limit.

Skrill Credit Card Verification Process In Nigeria

Skrill account verification in Nigeria is perhaps the most important of all that we have discussed here. When verifying your credit or debit card, the name on the card must be the same with that which you used when creating your account.

Skrill usually charge a fee of $2 from your card but will however return that money to your card once the verification process is completed.

How To Fund Skrill Account In Nigeria In Easy Steps

Many Nigerians and webmasters have often want to know how to fund Skrill bank account in Nigeria. But the results they mostly see on the internet seems not to be too promising. Hence, thats why we are here to fill the gap.

Do you want to send money to family and friends, shop online, buy cryptocurrency etc and would want to do so with your Skrill account?

below is the steps to fund your skrill account in easy steps:

  • login to your skrill account via the website or app
  • Click on deposit and select your preferred option
  • Enter your card details and save them for future uses
  • Once you are done with the required inputs, an OTP will be sent to your phone
  • Enter the OTP sent to you in the space provide in order to authenticate your transaction.
  • Click on send to complete the account funding process.

Don’t worry, Skrill exchange rate in Nigeria is really fair compare to using our local Nigerian bank accounts for any cash funding. You can easily get Skrill exchangers in Nigeria anywhere that can give you a fair deal. Have you tried one before?

How To Withdraw From Skrill Account In Nigeria In Easy Steps

Withdrawing money from your Skrill account here in Nigeria is quite simple, all you need to do is:

  • Log into your account via the mobile app or on the Skrill’s website  @
  • Select withdrawal
  • Enter your card details and save them
  • Input the amount you’d want to withdraw and proceed.

How To Receive Money Abroad With Skrill

Given the fact that Nigerians are not legally permitted to receive money abroad with PayPal, one of the best options available to us right now is to use Skrill account, since they accept Nigerians.

The interesting thing about receiving funds abroad in Nigeria using your Skrill account is that it’s quite easy to us.

To receive money abroad with your Skrill account in Nigeria, all you need do is send the person  (the sender) your email (the one you used in opening your Skrill account). With the email, he/she can credit your account and you will be able to withdraw your funds here in Nigeria using the steps we have already shown you above.

So basically, you only need to send your email to who so ever is making the payment to you.


Downloading and using the Skrill App help ease a lot of stress especially with the registration and verification process because you can easily scan and submit the needed documents via the app.

  • The skrill App is available for both Android and iOS enabled devices.
  • If you are registering a business account, you will need documents like Driver’s License, a copy of utility bill showing your residential address.
  • Funding your Skrill account manually via bank wire transfer has been suspended
  • Skrill prohibits the opening of multiple accounts by the same person. Your account(s) will be blocked once such attempt is discovered.
  • Be decisive and certain about your preferred currency when registering your account because it might be a problem for you if you want to change it later.
  • You will need a domiciliary account to help you receive funds from abroad. Just visit any Nigerian bank to open a domiciliary account if you don’t have one yet.

If the processes that you have to go through in getting a Skrill account in Nigeria and verifying it is difficult for you, you may consider getting a Payoneer Mastercard in Nigeria which basically does the same thing as Skrill.


Making money online is sweet only and if we can conveniently withdraw our earnings here in Nigeria without issues. I believe with the information revealed in this post, you can now comfortably open and operate a Skrill account without stress.

Its our view that you can now withdraw money from Skrill to Nigerian bank account, while avoiding all the problems of PayPal right?

Is there any question that you’d want to ask? Feel free to drop your questions in the comment box below. We will be glad to hear from you.                                

Eze Elekwachi

Hi, Eze Elekwachi holds an M.Sc. in Public Administration and a PhD in view. He is the brainchild behind People see him as a programmer, web developer, content developer and a seasoned e-marketer probably because he's good at what he does...

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