Skrill Nigeria: Opening and Managing a Skrill Account in Nigeria

Skrill

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.

FAQ

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.

140 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

      1. What about withdrawal, how do I send funds in my skrill account to my Nigeria Bank account without a domiciliary account

  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 Upaycard.io, 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.

      1. This skrill has a big question mark, if they want to operates in Nigeria then they should have an agent here. The challenges of depositing/withdrawal/transfering of money through skrill are so much.

    1. Odison,
      Unfortunately you may be stuck with Skrill for some time. So many people have complained about Skrill holding to clients’ money in the name of verification. I deposited some money into my Skrill account, and submitted all documents to verify my account. Till now I can’t access my funds – I can’t withdraw it or use it for the purpose for which I opened the account.

  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”

  20. I want to deposit money in to my olymptrade account using Skrill but I was ask to add a card and I added my master card which I used to fund my Skrill account. I was told that master card is not surported. Please what should I do?

    1. Run away from Skrill. You will deposit but won’t be able to withdraw or use your money. My money has been trapped over a month now. I’ve tried all means to withdraw but no way. They’re thieves. Their customer service is total nonsense!

  21. Hi web4Africa Nigeria. I must recommend your effort towards attending to our curiosities, I’m well convinced and I’m registering skrill. Kudos to u.

      1. I made a deposit of $97 with my gtb master card to my skrill account. But I have been denied access to the fund that the master card can not be used for online payment. In was also denied withdrawal of the fund. I have send a mail to them yet non response. Please advice

  22. which bank in nigeria is best for skrill, please i want to open a bank account for skrill and i’m confused pls??

  23. A friend of mine was trying to use first Bank visa card but did not work so please which bank do you recommend me to use..

  24. pls i asked again, I need your answer..

    which bank in nigeria is best for skrill, please i want to open a bank account for skrill and i’m confused pls??

  25. ((You can only upload funds in Skrill with a Visa card.
    Access Bank, Standard Charted Bank, First Bank, Stanbic IBTC etc all issue Visa Naira cards in Nigeria.))

    👆👆👆👆👆👆👆
    Please I do not understand what you mean by all isseue Visa Naira cards in Nigeria..

  26. Hello web4africa
    I think I’m observing from recent question asked here. The skrill account aside from the Visa card accepting funding and sending money with the card Dey also accept funding from the MasterCard but can’t send money funded with the master card.

    I think I should be right on this ?

      1. Alright, I have fund with MasterCard but can’t send to marchant.
        I needed to send money to an email.

  27. I withdraw from my skrill account to my bank account how will it takes for me to see the alert

  28. I need to be cleared here, where did domiciliary account or ATM comes in? Should I fund with a naira account ATM or domiciliary account ATM, please explain it well.

  29. please have been trying to found my account through visa card but the response is always transaction failed. contact your bank for more information. when I contacted my bank I was told the problem must be from skrill. kindly help me if you have any way out on that. thank you.

  30. I opened my skrill account been trying to fund it with my mastercard but it kept telling me transaction failed i dont know why

  31. Can I fund my skrill account with my Ecobank visa card and also withdraw money back to my Ecobank with the visa card.

  32. please have been trying to found my account through visa card but the response is always transaction failed. contact your bank for more information. when I contacted my bank I was told the problem must be from skrill. kindly help me if you have any way out on that. thank you.

      1. Web4Africa

        How long does it take Skrill to verify an account? I opened a Skrill account, deposited some money through my MasterCard and sent all the documents they required. Up till now my account is yet to be verified. I tried to check their review on Play Store, I was shocked to read very negative comments. Some people complaint that for months now they can’t do anything with their fund and Customer Care is not responding to their complaints. I think people should be careful with Skrill and Netteler.

  33. Hello Web4africa i must say you are doing a big job i so much appreciate for the assistance and time.
    Please i funded my Binary.com account with my MasterCard and the account is in Gbp, when i now decided to withdraw again with my MasterCard the system denied me the assess as to perform the action, but gave me option to do so with a skrill or neteller, but in this case i will prefer to use skrill. So can i just open a skrill account and without funding it and use it to withdraw?

  34. I have an issue to sort out with Skrill. Do they have a physical office here in Nigeria?? Also why do they allow people to pay without verifying their account. What happens to the money when they are unable to verify such account?

  35. I have full very my skill account and my limit has been extend , so I have click a withdrawal request, and I want to ask that how long will it take the money before reaching my bank account

  36. I really don’t know why people still use skrill. Their very negative online reviews should tell you every thing you need to know about them. I have a skrill account which i no longer use because of the fraudulent conversion rates and precessing fees they charge. When you want to withdraw money, they charge high processing fees and then pay you at a conversion rate of $1 = N290 as opposed to $1 = N365. Total ripoff!!!

    1. Still same thing going on my mind. Someone recommended Skrill to me but from what I’m reading here I don’t think I’m ready to go through this troubles
      Why accept deposits when an account have not been verified
      Why accept deposit with Naira MasterCard when I can’t withdraw with it.

  37. I need a quick reply on this…. I made a withdrawal on my skrill account in less than an hour now and the money hasn’t been deposited into my bank account yet… I used UBA visa debit card…. Please what’s happening

  38. I have MasterCard as you said it can be able to deposits but can’t be withdrawn, can I use another person’s visacard to withdraw and how long to reflect?

  39. Please does skrill still work in Nigeria I want to open an a there is a rumor that it doesn’t work in Nigeria

  40. I deposited with Master card via local bank and i wanted to withdraw my money to local bank,the system asked me to verified my account to exceed my limit , the account has been verified, but still display exceed your limit, i want to know what is going….. May be their is way to withdraw to local bank,,, pls i need solution..

  41. LET ME TYPE THIS IN CAPITAL LETTER…

    STAY AWAY FROM SKRILL.

    I HAVE HAD HORRIBLE EXPERIENCES.

    IF YOU DEPOSIT $100 AND WANT TO GET BACK NOW NOW, YOU MAY END UP WITH $50.

    CUSTOMER CARE ZERO

  42. I opened an account and I want it denominated in USD and not EURO. How do I change it

  43. Please can I withdraw from my Skrill account to my Nigeria account after the money is been send to me from USA?

  44. Please I need to know if I can withdraw my money from skrill to a normal Nigerian account or it must be to a domociliary account…

  45. I am Suleiman aminu and I happen to be one of the victim that skrill scam, please I am sending this out of experience if there is anyone who is willing to open an account with them please don’t do so because I swear to God they are going to use your inexperience to steal your money. a friend of mine send $100 to my account but I can’t withdraw the money because of their so called verification, and ofcourse now the account has been restricted.. please and please don’t open an account with them they are thieves.

  46. Thanks for the information.

    How do I know my SKRILL EMAIL?

    is it the one I used to register or
    They will give me one with which one can till on online company?

  47. Pls i need clarification on how to use skrill to receive payment online for a freelance job i did, to be specific i am finding it difficult knowing which account number to put, is it my local bank account number?

  48. Hello please i’m having very serious issues with my skrill account. I can’t transfer funds to another skrill account. I’ve contacted the customer care but i still did get any solution that worked. Please what do i do?

  49. I want to withdraw money from an online trading platform..they are requesting for withdrawal account..how do I get my skill account

    1. In the verification process my Skrill account was permanently closed, o tried with another mail but they said similar account found. Please can someone one help me out?

  50. Please money was transfer to me from United state of America with Skrill app, to my Nigeria bank account, how long will it take for me to receive it. It’s has been showing pending for 2 days now.

  51. My account they sent me money $177 and my money was not able to withdraw they told me to verify it with documents and the once I bring they don’t accept it am confused

    1. Skrill is a fraudulent company. It’s just unfortunate we have to use it to receive funds. They can freeze your funds at will even after verification. Again, they exchange 1dollar for 293naira. Time to explore other online wallets with better reputation and exchange rate.

  52. I have opened a Skrill account which I have not funded yet. I also have a PayPal account which I have been using to make payments. From what I have read so far, it may be that I should use Skrill to receive money and employ PayPal for payments. What is your take on this?

  53. Thanks For this Article Please I want to know if received Money in my Skrill wallet i can be able to transfer it to my Nigeria Bank account?

  54. pls can I use my master card to fund my account in skrill ?
    pls will I be able to send or transfer money from my skrill account to another skrill account or email address

    1. Yes you can. Keep in mind that you won’t be allowed to use the fund on any website that accepts master card.

  55. I’m having a big problem with my skrill account, if I knew skrill is like this I will not even come to them, I deposited $12 into my skrill account via first bank MasterCard having it in mind to transfer $10 into my iq option account, skrill ask me to verify my account in which I have done, still after the verification I can’t still transfer the money nor even withdraw it back.
    Bad experience with skrill

    1. You mean after depositing…you’ve not been able to transfer nor withdraw your money??..is skrill really a Scam??….been reading reviews since and all the review has been bad….just wanna start using Skrill…done even know what to do after reading all these Scam Reviews

    2. Victor Anthony please I do have the same problem funding my IQ OPTION account,have you funded and did you go about that.

  56. Hello web4africa!

    Thanks for all the highlights. My contention of which I want to understand is that,

    1. if I am to fund my Skrill wallet with Naira MasterCard, what is the exchange rate? Are they using CBN official FX or what?

    2. If I decided to wire transfer the fund in a Nigerian Domiciliary Account, how possible is that?

  57. Please i want to receive money with my Skrill account and am being ask of the account number, which one should i use ? Is it my email address or my user ID which is about 9 digits number that have seen on my account. Pls it’s urgent. Thanks

  58. Must i verify my skrill with the exact ID card that Carrie’s the name I use in creating it when restricted

  59. I have read a lot and am confused
    I have some questions and I hope its answered
    1* At what exchange rate do Skrill convert dollar to naira?
    2* If I fund my skrill account with zenith bank MasterCard can I still withdraw to it?
    3* If I withdraw from my trading account to skrill how long will it take to drop to my Nigerian bank account?

  60. Please I tried to find my Skrill account but the unified payment page isn’t coming up it’s just blank ,what could be the issue and secondly I would like to know if I can withdraw to my visa card

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