Finally, you can open an Alipay account. Login & Verify Your Alipay Account without having a Chinese bank account!
Signing up for Alipay has always been simple, but verifying an Alipay account as a foreigner has been tough in the past. To complete the verification, you must have a Chinese bank card, which is a very high bar.
However, Alipay's standards have altered in the recent two years, and currently having a verified Alipay requires simply a passport and facial verification.
I'll show you how to set up and verify your Alipay account without needing a Chinese bank card in this article.
1. Why Do You Need An Alipay Account That Has Been Verified?
If you plan to use Alipay frequently, I recommend that you verify your account. You can still shop on Taobao and login taobao with alipay if you don't authenticate your Alipay account. However, there are other advantages to having a verified Alipay account:
• Your Alipay and Taobao accounts are now safer when you login taobao with alipay.
Alipay will trust you more now that your account has been validated using your true name, and will not freeze or restrict your account in the future.
• Your tour pass funds are better safeguarded.
To be honest, your tour pass money is now at risk, and Alipay may suspend or terminate your account at any time. Your tour pass will be safer with verified Alipay.
• Make sure your 1688.com account is active.
If you have a 1688 account, you can finish the verification process by linking it to your validated Alipay account. This will also drastically reduce the chances of your 1688 account being limited or preventing you from logging in.
2. Open an Alipay account
You can register on your computer or your phone, but Alipay will still require you to download the app to finish the verification process, therefore I recommend downloading the Alipay app immediately to register.
Step 1: Get the Alipay app and install it.
By searching for Alipay() on Google Play or Apple's App Store, you can get it right away.
When you install Alipay, you should provide it access to your camera because we'll need it to scan your passport and do face recognition later when verifying your Alipay.
Step 2: Type in your phone number.
Now go to your Alipay app and open it. If the page is in Chinese, click the "language()" button in the upper right corner to change it to English.
On this page, there is just one thing we need to do: enter your phone number. The default country code is 86, which must be replaced with your local area code.
Then alipay login with phone number that enter next to it, being sure not to include the "0" in front of it.
Step 3: Register
When Alipay detects that this is a new mobile number, it will direct you to the sign-up page.
You must select your area code and enter your mobile number again, like in the previous stage.
Step 4: Type the Verification Code in the box provided.
After that, you'll be taken to a page where you can agree or disagree.
Fill in the 4-digit verification code you received on the verification code page.
If everything goes smoothly, you'll be directed to the Alipay homepage; after that, we'll authenticate your Alipay account.
On the user center page, click "Me" in the bottom right corner.
3. Verify Your Alipay Account
Go to the profile page in the User Center by clicking the arrow in the upper right corner.
The second column (Real-name verification) on the profile page is greyed out (Unverified), so we'll click here to do the verification.
Now we'll go to the identity verification page, where you'll notice three options: • Passport chip & face verification • Passport chip & facial verification
• Mainland China bank card
• Face verification
Usually, we go for the simplest option – verify face.
The mainland remains the best way of verification. After completing the bank verification process in China, you can use your Alipay balance to receive and pay larger amounts.
However, opening a Chinese bank account is not simple; you must visit China in person to do so. You will not be able to open an account from outside of your country.
If you're interested in learning more, check out this article on how to open a bank account in China as a foreigner.
The first step is to scan your passport, which should be done in a well-lit environment.
It will then take you to the face recognition page, where you may verify your identity by clicking "verify."
If everything is in order, they will send you a brief message stating that the verification has been completed. You'll be in the certification center as well.
You can see that your personal information is "Incomplete." To change your personal information, go here.
On the personal information page, you'll notice that two fields are blank: "Occupation type" and "Address."
Select "Occupation type" from the various alternatives that appear, and choose one that best suits your needs.
From the drop-down option, choose "Address."
Under "Location," pick "(overseas)" for both state and city, then click "(confirm)".
In the "Address" field, you can input your street address. Then, to finish the process, click "Save."
On your personal profile page, you'll notice that the second column (Real-name verification) has become blue when you've completed the preceding steps (Verified).
You now have an Alipay personal account that has been verified!
4. Create an Alipay login and payment password, as well as an email address.
We'll need to set up your Alipay account after you've registered and verified it to make it more convenient and safe for future use.
In the upper right corner of your user center, click the Settings icon.
On the settings page, select "Account and Security" as the first option.
We've arrived at the "Account and Security" section.
Many aspects of your account can be configured here. I'll go over three of the most important ones: Email address, Alipay password, and Login password are all required.
You can add your email address to your account so that you can log in with it in the future.
Alipay password refers to the Alipay payment password, which is a six-digit number that is crucial.
When you pay in Taobao, 1688, and even when you modify some of your Alipay information, you must use it. So, to avoid forgetting this password, I recommend that you write it down on paper.
Your Alipay login password, which can be a combination of numbers and letters, is known as your login password.
5. Final Thoughts
If you followed the procedures above exactly, you should now have a fully functional Alipay account!
Then you can pay for your goods by shopping on Taobao or topping up your tour pass account.
Please leave a comment if you have any problems or concerns concerning the Alipay signup procedure; I'd love to hear from you!