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What is the cause of reimbursement issues in your region/country? What is your proposed solution?

Country Challenge Potential Solution

How should we handle requests to pay for things in advance?

When local economic situation or other reasons leads to a need for the project to pay directly for things instead of using a reimbursement, what should our guidelines be?

Paypal Problems

Today, reimbursements are processed exclusively via Paypal.
However, Paypal does not work in all countries - which can be a huge problem for some contributors. Are you having any issues with Paypal in your country? If yes, please describe the problem and suggest alternative solutions below.

Also consider mentioning cases where Paypal doesn't work in the local functional currency. For example, if Paypal won't deliver you money in the same currency you have to pay your credit card bill in then we need to try to hold you harmless on that money exchange.

Country List

Country Paypal Works Fully? Comments Alternatives - list several
Example Warning.png Paypal does not work in Example N/A
Nicaragua Warning.png Paypal allows receive money, but not to cash it.
I can use it as E-wallet to pay where paypal is accepted
Bank Transfer, person-to-person transfer (Wester Union or similar)
Serbia Checkmark.png Paypal works for inbound and outbound traffic with 2-3 work days for clearing (tested with Commerzbank). No need of further actions except manual withdrawing. Wire Transfer, Western Union
Albania Warning.png Payments that I receive go to my pending balance for 30 days, I can't use or withdraw them. After 30 days, pending payments go to my available balance, and they will automatically go to my credit card at the beginning of the month. All this process is really long! Bank Transfer, Western Union or similar
Germany Checkmark.png Paypal works for inbound and outbound traffic with 24 hrs for clearing (tested with Commerzbank). No need of further action besides manual withdraw. After withdrawing, it may take up to 3 days for money to show up in the balance Bank Transfer, Western Union

Checkmark.png : Yes Warning.png : No

Alternatives Reimbursement Platform Notes

Typically an alternative must:

  • be able to be funded via a credit card
  • be acceptable for use in the US
  • not be negatively associated with financial issues
  • Transferwise
    • Accepts Credit Cards
    • Output is a bank transfer
    • Available in a ton of currencies
    • Already being experimented with by the FCAIC
  • Western Union
    • Able to send money through their online platform; no longer necessary to visit a local agency.
    • They accept credit cards.
    • They operate in more than 200 countries across the globe.
    • Unfortunately, they have relatively higher fees compared to other platforms.
    • Unlikely to be acceptable to Red Hat

Other info

Incomplete info about Paypal in Latam