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Latest Guide to Using GCash Overseas for OFWs & Travelers (2024 Edition)

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GCash, a popular mobile wallet in the Philippines, has become an essential tool for Filipinos living (OFW) or traveling abroad.

In this comprehensive guide, we aim to equip you with all the necessary information to make the most out of GCash while you are outside the country.

Firstly, we will walk you through the eligibility requirements for using GCash abroad. Fortunately, the process is relatively straightforward.

As long as you are a Filipino citizen with a valid government-issued ID, you are eligible to register and use GCash overseas. This means that whether you are a frequent traveler or an overseas worker, you can take advantage of GCash’s convenient features.

Now on to the registration process.

We understand that setting up a mobile wallet in a foreign country can be daunting, but with GCash, it is a breeze.

We will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to register your GCash account for international use. From downloading the app to verifying your identity, we will guide you through each stage, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free registration process.

Once you have successfully registered your GCash account, we will outline the necessary steps to achieve full verification.

Full verification is crucial, as it unlocks additional features and higher transaction limits.

We will explain the various verification options available to you, such as linking your GCash account to a local bank account or visiting a GCash partner outlet abroad.

Our detailed guide will ensure that you can complete the verification process without any difficulties.

Furthermore, we will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the features and benefits of using GCash abroad.

From sending and receiving money to paying bills and making online purchases, GCash offers a wide range of services that cater to your financial needs.

We will explain how you can seamlessly manage your finances from any corner of the globe, allowing you to stay in control of your money even when you are far away from home.

In addition to the practical aspects, we will also address any concerns or questions you may have about using GCash abroad.

We understand that security and privacy are paramount when it comes to managing your finances, especially in a foreign country.

Rest assured, we will provide you with all the necessary information to ensure the safety and security of your GCash account.

Who Can Use GCash abroad?

GCash provides a convenient and secure way for Filipinos living or working overseas to manage their finances and stay connected with their loved ones back home. With just a few taps on their mobile phones, users can send money to their families, pay bills, top up their mobile phones, and even shop online. This eliminates the need to visit physical banks or remittance centers, saving time and effort.

Additionally, GCash offers competitive exchange rates and low transaction fees, making it a cost-effective option for sending money to the Philippines. Users can also take advantage of exclusive promotions and discounts when using GCash for their transactions.

Essentially, GCash is available for use by Filipinos who are currently residing or working abroad. Whether you’re an OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker), a student studying abroad, or simply traveling for leisure.

Eligibility Criteria:

To use GCash overseas, you need to meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be a Filipino citizen.
  2. You must have a valid GCash account.
  3. You must have access to the internet and a compatible mobile device.

How to Register to GCash Overseas

Registering for GCash overseas is a simple and straightforward process. Follow these steps to get started:

Step 1: Download the GCash App

If you haven’t already, download the GCash app from the App Store (for iOS users) or Google Play Store (for Android users).

Step 2: Open the App and Sign Up

Once you’ve downloaded the app, open it and click on the “Sign Up” button. Follow the on-screen instructions to create your GCash account. You will need to provide some personal information, such as your name, email address, and mobile number.

Step 3: Verify Your Identity

After signing up, you’ll need to verify your identity to access the full range of GCash services. To do this, you can visit a GCash partner store or use the GCash KYC (Know Your Customer) feature in the app. Follow the instructions to complete the verification process.

Step 4: Enable Overseas Usage

Once your account is fully verified, you can enable overseas usage by going to the “Settings” menu in the GCash app. Look for the option to enable international transactions and follow the prompts to activate this feature.

How to Get Fully Verified

It is crucial to complete the full verification process on GCash in order to unlock all the app’s features and functionalities, including the ability to use it overseas. Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can achieve full verification:

Step 1: Complete Basic Verification

Upon registration for GCash, it is necessary to undergo a fundamental verification process by furnishing essential personal details including your name, address, and date of birth. This mandatory step is crucial in order to gain access to basic GCash services.

Step 2: Upgrade to Full Verification

To access all the features of GCash, including international usage, it is necessary to upgrade to full verification. This process usually requires submitting supplementary documents, such as a government-issued ID and proof of address.

Step 3: Wait for Confirmation

Once you’ve completed the verification process, wait for confirmation from GCash that your account is fully verified. In some cases, this process may take a few days, so be patient.

Which countries have access to GCash?

Since obtaining international approval, GCash has continuously broadened its reach across multiple countries. As of February 2024, the e-wallet is either already accessible or confirmed to be accessible in the following countries:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Qatar
  • Kuwait
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

In addition, since GCash has formed a valuable partnership with Alipay+ to facilitate cross-border payments, the e-wallet can now be utilized as a payment option beyond the borders of the Philippines.

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Here are the list of countries which you can use GCash at stores that accept Alipay+

  • Japan
  • Singapore (Must be a Filipino GCash user)
  • Malaysia
  • South Korea 
  • United Kingdom 
  • France 
  • Italy
  • Germany 
  • Australia 
  • Spain
  • Qatar
  • Macao
  • Hong Kong
  • Korea
  • Switzerland
  • San Marino
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Sweden
  • Iceland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Norway
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Qatar
  • United States of America

What are the services available on GCash Overseas

  1. Transfer funds effortlessly to GCash accounts in the Philippines, providing support to your loved ones back home.
  2. Seamlessly send money to GCash users in the Philippines through bank transfers using Instapay.
  3. Easily recharge your GCash balance or conveniently top up prepaid mobile phones for yourself or your family members in the Philippines.
  4. Simplify bill payments in the Philippines by easily settling utilities, telecommunications, and credit card bills from anywhere.
  5. Add funds to your GCash account effortlessly through Cash In via Payoneer.


That’s it!

If you reached this part of the article, we want to thank you for your participation in our discussion on GCash Overseas.

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