WeChat is aggressively trying to expand outside China.
Now many foreigners can use WeChat payments in order to handle their purchases.
WeChat Payment is available for foreigners living in China and using Chinese banks, although not with all banks.
WeChat offers a lot of extremely convenient functions which benefit everyone.
After you setup your credit/debit card with WePay, You can get access to each of these features:
You can access WeChat payment through the “Me”=> “Wallet”=>”Cards” tab of WeChat.
If you can’t find this tab, you might want to switch your WeChat settings to Chinese for a bit in order to see if it solves the problem.
How can foreigners open WeChat payment account?
You will need the following
Go to your WeChat and click on Me/Wallet/Cards.
This will take you to a section to add a bank card.
It happens when you download the international version of WeChat.
Just Click on Setting/General/Language to change the WeChat langurage to Chinese.
This will activate your WeChat Wallet.
You can then change your langurage back to English and WeChat Wallet stays there.
Now you can add a credit or debt card to link with your WeChat Wallet.
make sure you use the exact name you use that matches with the name linked with your bank card.
Your bank card shall be supported by WeChat (please check the latter part of this article)
The name field is also case sensitive.
1. Bank cards from Mainland China can be linked for WeChat Pay by verifying your registered mobile number.
2. For bank cards from outside Mainland China, only credit cards may be linked. The card number, expiration date, and CVN2 will be required for verification; billing address will also be verified for cards opened in the United States and Canada.
3.When you are noticed to verify your identity after you linked a credit card opened outside Mainland China, you need to add a new card for an account opened in Mainland China.
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