Skrill Nigeria: Opening and Managing a Skrill Account in Nigeria


Skrill is a European online payment system that is available to residents of Nigeria and some other 200 countries/territories. It offers an online gateway to e-commerce merchants and an online wallet to individuals and organizations. Skrill started out named Moneybookers in 2001 and is based in London, United Kingdom with an office in Miami, USA. It is popular with industries including online betting, online games, and forex trading.

Skrill is an online wallet

Skrill offers Personal and Business accounts.

The Business account allows a merchant to accept payment online through a simple integration to their website that comes with enhanced fraud management. The methods supported include:

  • Skrill Wallet with 1-tap: a quick checkout page
  • Local Payment Methods: these vary by country
  • Credit / Debit cards
The wallet can be managed over mobile apps
The wallet can be managed over mobile apps

The Personal account enables users to

  • Transfer Money: these transfers can be made to several countries and delivered to a mobile wallet or to a bank account with the funds originating from a credit/debit or the Skrill wallet.
  • Shop Online: it is possible to make online purchases from hundreds of merchants across the globe offering products and services.
  • Buy Cryptocurrency: users can buy any of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ether, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, XRP and 0x, instantly.

Open Skrill Account

It is easy to open a Skrill Account through their website.
You would need:

  • an email address – the address would need to be verified
  • bank account – this would also help with verification
  • a Visa / MasterCard credit or debit card

Skrill Login / Sign In

In addition to logging in to the account from their website, their Android and iOS apps for iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones are also very useful.
The mobile app is a very useful way to manage the account.

Funding your Account in Nigeria

It is against Skrill’s terms of service for it to be bought or sold through an online digital currency exchange. Thus, you cannot buy Skrill in Nigeria like you would Bitcoins or say Perfect Money. You can, however, fund your account via a SWIFT Bank Transfer or a linked valid Visa card.

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Buy with Skrill

Web4Africa is a leading merchant that accepts payment via Skrill for domain names, web hosting, virtual servers and every other service we offer.

Thousands of other merchants in Europe and elsewhere accept Skrill for goods and services. these include Lindex, eGifter, Ethiopian Airlines, Skype, oponeo etc.


Does Skrill accept Nigeria?

Yes. It is available to use by residents of Nigeria.

How do I deposit money into my Skrill account?

You can deposit either with your Visa or Mastercard credit or debit – or with your bank account by wire transfer.

How long does it take to transfer money from Skrill to a bank account?

If you withdraw via wire transfer (SWIFT), this will take between 2 and 7 business days depending on your bank.

How much can I withdraw from Skrill?

Considering the fees, it is a good idea to keep your withdrawals to a minimum of $100.

How can I receive money from Nigeria?

You can receive money from other Skrill users either by having them send money to you directly or through a cart on your website.

Can I use Skrill without a bank?

Yes, you can but it is a better experience to use it with a bank account.

Which cards are accepted by Skrill?

Skrill accepts Mastercard and Visa cards.

Is Skrill better than PayPal?

This is subjective and depends on the use-case.

How do I get a Skrill Mastercard?

This is available to residents of Europe only.

How can I withdraw money from Skrill to Mastercard?

You can only withdraw to supported Visa cards.

52 Comments on “Skrill Nigeria: Opening and Managing a Skrill Account in Nigeria”

  1. I have opened an account and funded my skrill account but I can not transfer fund to another skrill account.
    I don’t know the reason for that. Please assist me to be able to transfer my fund.
    Thank you
    Magaji Mohammed Saba

  2. Why can’t I fund my skrill account with first bank visa gold credit card.
    Which other method is available for me

  3. I want to close my skrill account and my monies transfer to my account. How it works . I need my money credit back to my account.

  4. Its all because you didn’t verify your account, login to your Skrill account and then check the FAQ for directions on how verify, or check your email for it. Mine worked like this

  5. I deposited into my skrill account with my visa card, can I transfer my money from skrill to the same card. If yes how do I do it. Thanks.

  6. How can I transfer my money to my bank account but I don’t have a Visa card, only naira MasterCard,

  7. Thanks for this great article.
    I can say that skrill is better than Paypal as you can send and recieve money from Nigeria.

  8. Web4Africa Nigeria………please can Skrill deposit in money with debit or credit cards in USA and transfer straight to Nigeria using Skrill account too ???

  9. please my name is udeme Joseph okon, some money was sent to me from Canada since on Wednesday n I got a call from the agent which I paid some money to an account through the the acct the agent gave me owned by one Mohammad from first bank, n I also paid another for the money to be changed to naira, but uptill now, he keeps telling me he will get bk to me. pls what is happening because the money was surpose to be for an emergency but it turns out to be something I dnt understand.

  10. Good day, I want to know if its only a domiciliary account that you can use to deposit into one’s skrill account, thanks

  11. Can i receive payment for freelance jobs done on some website as a Nigerian and if yes can such money be transferred to my local bank account in Nigeria.

  12. If I want to withdraw money from outside nigeria via skrill, am I going to put
    skrill Id number as my account number or my Nigeria bank account number, pls this is causing big confusion

  13. Please i know skrill and neteller are from the same parent company so i have a question that concerns both. I have created a skrill and neteller account but I’m scared of putting my money in as i don’t want to be stuck in a situation where i wont be able to withdraw or transfer it. I notice you’re selectively replying to people so your response to this would guide me to either continue with the process or just quit both because i want to use both for business transactions. Here are the questions below;
    1. On my neteller and skrill using the US Dollar currency, can i receive and transfer money to another neteller and skrill subscriber accounts respectively who’s using another currency, Like USD receiving/ transfer to GBP? If yes, are there any charges for currency conversion?
    2. Is there any ID Verification needed to withdraw or transfer?
    3. When withdrawing from my USD skrill or neteller account to my bank account in Nigeria that uses Naira currency, would there be extra charges for currency conversion?
    4. Like, does skrill or neteller converts USD to Bitcoin (Currency Exchange) and then allows you transfer the Bitcoin to another crypto wallet outside neteller or skrill?
    5. I don’t have a Visa card, i only have a Mastercard, can i use it to fund my neteller and skrill accounts?
    6. What are the maximum tranfer and receiving limits per day or per transaction?

    Please, i have paused my registration with both platforms because i don’t want to make errors. Your reply would really help.

    1. 1. Skrill allows you to send money in more than 40 different currencies. Currency conversion fees may apply.
      2. No. This is only done once when your account is being verified.
      3. Yes. Skrill will charge you 3.99% for currency conversion (separate from their withdrawal fees) from USD to EUR and your Nigerian bank would charge you again for EUR to NGN.
      4. Skrill allows conversion to Bitcoin but you can’t withdraw to another BTC wallet – unfortunately.
      5. It can be funded with Mastercard or Visa. They charge 1% for this.
      6. This would depend on the status of your account as to whether it is verified or not. I am unable to confirm the exact limits.

  14. Please i hope you answer my question as i am at a serious crossroads. i would love to know if i can fund my skrill account or neteller account with my visa or master card here in Nigeria then when my wallets in skrill or neteller is credited i can further transfer the funds to a merchant. I ask this cause i was told that if you credit via debit card to your skrill account you wont be able to transfer such funds to a merchant that it can only be transferred to a bank account.

  15. Hello, my skrill account is new and i have not deposited any money in it. Can i still receive money into it via a transfer from another skrill account?

  16. I just opened a skrill account, I’m yet to fund it, please can I receive skrill transfer from other skrill user to my skrill account?

  17. I deposited money on my skrill account through mastercard , but now i can’t be able to withdraw the money or even use to purchase, am in dilemma. Please help.

  18. Please must I use a domiciliary account with Skrill or a savings account will suffice for wire transfer into the account

  19. Hi Web4Africa Nigeria, I most say am especially thrilled to see your follow up guides on those misconcepted matters relating to skrill account. I just had most my thought arising questions answered already!!
    I can now proceed in opening my very own skrill account for my online transactions; am already frustrated enough using the PayPal transfer, as can’t transfer my funds to my Nigerian account. “Kudos to all team skrill”

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