How to Register an Alipay Account Outside China

Online payment is becoming so important, especially in China. Almost everyone in China use online payment instead of cash or cards. To register an Alipay account is simple. But this article will show you how to register an Alipay account without a Chinese bank card or band account.

1. How to register an Alipay account outside China?

Step 1 Preparation

  • Download an Alipay on your App Store
  • Choose a language

Step 2 Register an account

  • Choose the country or region you’re living in
  • Enter your mobile phone number

Remember that this phone number should be the one you use regularly, because we are going to use it later.

  • Click on the agreement, then click “sign up”

As you have entered your phone number, Alipay will send you message with a verification code.

  • Enter the four-digit verification code
  • Choose “yes” when it asks if you want to use the global version of Alipay

After you’ve done all the above steps, you now have an Alipay account. To use your Alipay without a Chinese band card or bank account. Then you will need to follow the following steps.

2. How to use Alipay without a Chinese Bank card or account?

  • Click “Tour Pass” on the first page of Alipay

Tour Pass” is a bank from Shanghai. You can use it with your bank card of your own country, instead of applying for a Chinese band card or account.

Alipay TourPass

How to Use “Tour Pass”?

  • Choose the country or region you’re living in

Remember that all your information must be 100% real. Otherwise, it won’t work.

  • Fill in your passport number, your name and birth date as required.
  • Upload a photo of your passport
  • Fill in the information of the credit card you are going to use
  • Then you can top up money to your Alipay account

3. How to use Alipay to pay?

  • Use open payment to pay

You need to set a six digits payment password. After you set your password, you can pay with Alipay. Or you can use your biological ID, like fingerprint or your face ID, to make payment.

Open payment by Alipay

#Questions about Alipay

Lately, we’ve received comments that people have problems on the verification and top-up on Alipay. And we’ve contact the Alipay global to figure out how these problems occurs and how to solve it. By the way, about how to register an Alipay account via SMS code, we’ve uploaded a video version of step guide. Hope you find it helpful.

1.About Verification

Some said they have problems verifying their passports. Verification about your identity is a must-do thing on Alipay. To verify, you will need your passport and a bank card under the same name. Make sure all information you fill in should be 100% authentic.

First
You need to add your bank card to your Alipay account on the Me page.

Second
Go to the Balance page, and add your passport information. After you fill in your passport information, it will ask you to verify your passport by uploading the picture of your passport page.

Third
The last part is to verify your face to make sure you are the same person as the passport page shows.

Alipay tour pass

2.About Tour Pass

Tour Pass on Alipay is more like a prepaid card. And to use Tour Pass, you will also have to provide your passport information to verify your credit card or debit card. And make sure your bank card is a VISA card or Master Card, or other cards that Alipay accepted. Notice that Tour Pass is for payment only with a valid date of about 90 days, which is quite nice when on tour. And you can not transfer money to another bank account through Tour Pass.

3.About Money Transaction

If you want to transfer money from aboard to another account through Alipay, you will need to have a Chinese bank card. But if you don’t want a Chinese bank card and you need to pay a Chinese supplier, you can ask them to give you their QR code for payment. Then you can pay them through Tour Pass, as it becomes a payment action. One thing is that the the money you can pay with Tour Pass is limited.

Payment via QR code

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66 Comments

  1. Philip Yong Chin Fah
    Philip Yong Chin Fah

    Please advice me

  2. Please I don’t have a passport what will I do?

  3. I have been trying but to no avail. Don’t have an Hong Kong number to verify the code SMS I thing this is the lastest version of Ali pay.

    • You may find some online SMS for verify.
      But we didn’t recommend that, you’d better brought an Hongkong SIM card, around 1 dollar per month.

  4. Can we use it on pakistani sim card?

  5. I was able to setup an account with my US number but after top up it started asking me to validate my cc but wont do anything. Is this a common issue and how to fix this

    • Hi Emilio,

      Sorry for you trouble.
      Could you pls more specific “CC”? Is that credit card?

      Kindly regards!

  6. Can someone help, the new updated version of alipay seems different, foreigners can’t sign up

  7. I’ve set up my Alipay account, but i was unable to pay, it keep saying wrong payment password. And I’m sure of the password i set…please how can i regain my password

    • Hi Lekan,
      did you setup your payment password? its not your login password.

      if have any problem pls email us, we’ll help you out.

  8. It’s very useful and the steps are clear and easy to understand.

  9. It keeps in saying incorrect payment password

  10. Hi,I’m from Philippines. How can I link my debit master card on my alipay account? It’s a bank account in Philippines I have not a chinese bank.

  11. That’s so helpful for a new .

  12. I also want to know how to register an WEIXIN? Can you help me?

  13. How Can i pay?

    The other party’s money-receiving code is the domestic money-receiving code, which can only be used within the country. 100

    Please help me.

  14. Thank you for this information. I am in UK. I have just set up Alipay and can only use it via Tour Pass. Is it possible for a Chinese person in China to send me money to my wallet via Tour Pass? Or can I only have money outgoing?

  15. I am from bangladesh i want to apen alipay account Please halp me
    haw to open alipay account and What do I need to open an account?

  16. Why you didnt answer me?

    How Can i pay?

    It will allways come this Message:

    The other party’s money-receiving code is the domestic money-receiving code, which can only be used within the country. 100

    In china and Last year in Germany, i have no Problems. But now i cant pay anything.

    Please help me. Or can i created a new account with german creditcards? So that i can pay on Chinese Page, like in china. If yes, give me a manual.

    Xiexie

  17. I started to register and then switched out of the app to translate a page, when I returned it asked me to login for verification and asked to enter bank card number. I have never input a bank card number so I cannot login now.

  18. I am an importer and I live in Nigeria, can I open and use alipay from Nigeria?
    If yes, how?

  19. Hello,
    After I try to do the real-name verification and I fill my passport data, they ask me for a mainland China bank card or a passport chip. But my passport doesn’t have that chip, is there a way to go around this?

  20. Whenever I tried to log in in the Alipay app, it redirect me to verify bank account. I tried put my bank account but it does no avail. I’m from the Philippines btw.

  21. hello,
    i am live in the US trying to verify myself to use taobao and it says i need to verify myself on alipay with my passport. i did, but my passport does not have a chip. is there a workaround this or could you help me? i need to pay my products in the warehouse. please contact me. thank you

  22. Also can’t get past the screen where it requires a Chinese bank card to do the verification. I already added my passport and everything.

  23. Hello,amanigerian and have been trying to sign up on alipay but it keep saying
    ‘System error,we’re checking it now’
    Please what can I do?

  24. Hello,am a nigerian and have been trying to sign up on alipay but it keep saying
    ‘System error,we’re checking it now’
    Please what can I do?

  25. Hi
    Can I open an account with only my national ID? I don’t have an international passport

  26. Am trying to pay using Alipay but am failing after scanning code and on the payment page after verification I get a Chinese pop up. Which when translated means

    “The other party’s money-receiving code is the domestic money-receiving code, which can only be used within the country.”

    What is the solution.

    • yes, you have to ask the receiver to provide you an cross board QR code, then you can go smoothly.
      For the Domestic only available for Chinese people.

  27. Respected concerns!

    Good Evening and I hope you will find fine.

    I have been in Pakistan since last year, i can not come back to China due to Covid-19 epidemic disease. Hopefully, all the problems will be solved as soon as possible. I am a student at Beijing Institute of Technology in Beijing, China. The mobile on which I use my alipay account has broken and can not be repaired. and my alipay account has registered with china unicom sim company.Because, my sim card is power off and still i am not available in china to re issue my sim card. I also tried to log in through my email link with my account. Please guide me how i recover my account in my new mobile and i want to draw all available money in account, please also guide me how i can withdraw my money from alipay account.

    Thanks & Best Regards

  28. Please I am told that I need to a debit card but it’s not going when I use my card details.

  29. Please I have bn trying to pay through tourpass but it keeps saying fund loading failed

  30. Everything has gone smoothly, except when it asks me for my location – it’s all in Chinese. I’m on the international alipay and it has accepted everything else to verify me.

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