Payment thresholds, methods, and time frames

The estimated time to transfer payments, and the online stores you can receive payments from, can vary depending on your country/region and payout account type. This article outlines the payment methods supported in each country and region.

For any given country and region, we pay using ACH/SEPA or wire transfer. Some countries and regions also support PayPal as a payment method.

Note

For more information about when Microsoft issues payouts for the commercial marketplace after a transaction has occurred, see Payout policy details.

Number of days for payments to reach payout account

We'll usually send any payment that's due in a given month by the fifteenth day of that month. However, payment won't reach your account until later. The delay varies, depending on the payment method we use for your account, as described below.

Payment method Approximate days to reach account
PayPal One business day
ACH/SEPA 2-3 business days
Wire transfer 7-10 business days

Note

Due to changes in foreign exchange rates, the exact sales amount may vary slightly from one currency to another. Exchange rates are calculated monthly. Based on when your transaction took place, the appropriate exchange rate is applied. The exchange rate and the date rate for which it was in force are indicated on your payout report in the columns exchangeRate and exchangeRateDate respectively.

Payment methods in countries and regions

This table lists the countries and regions in which the previously mentioned payment methods are used for each marketplace. The payment threshold in all cases is USD 50.

Country/Region Azure Marketplace Microsoft Store, Minecraft, and Flight Simulator PayPal Payments
Afghanistan Yes Yes No
Albania Yes Yes Yes
Algeria Yes Yes Yes
Andorra No No Yes
Angola Yes Yes No
Antigua and Barbuda Yes Yes Yes
Argentina Yes Yes Yes
Armenia Yes Yes No
Australia Yes Yes Yes
Austria Yes Yes Yes
Azerbaijan Yes Yes No
Bahrain Yes Yes Yes
Bangladesh Yes Yes No
Belarus Yes Yes No
Belgium Yes Yes Yes
Benin Yes Yes No
Bolivia Yes Yes No
Bosnia and Herzegovina Yes Yes Yes
Botswana Yes Yes Yes
Brazil Yes Yes Yes
Bulgaria Yes Yes Yes
Burkina Faso Yes Yes No
Burundi Yes Yes No
Cambodia Yes Yes No
Cameroon Yes Yes No
Canada Yes Yes Yes
Central African Republic Yes Yes No
Chad Yes Yes No
Chile Yes Yes Yes
China No Yes Yes
Colombia Yes Yes Yes
Comoros Yes Yes No
Congo (DRC) Yes Yes No
Congo, Republic of Yes Yes No
Costa Rica Yes Yes Yes
Cote D'Ivoire Yes Yes No
Croatia Yes Yes No
Cyprus Yes Yes Yes
Czechia Yes Yes Yes
Denmark Yes Yes Yes
Dominica Yes Yes Yes
Dominican Republic Yes Yes Yes
Ecuador Yes Yes Yes
Egypt Yes Yes Yes
El Salvador Yes Yes Yes
Eritrea Yes Yes No
Estonia Yes Yes Yes
Ethiopia Yes Yes No
Fiji Islands Yes Yes No
Finland Yes Yes Yes
France Yes Yes Yes
Georgia Yes Yes Yes
Germany Yes Yes Yes
Ghana Yes Yes No
Greece Yes Yes Yes
Guatemala Yes Yes Yes
Guinea Yes Yes No
Haiti Yes Yes No
Honduras Yes Yes Yes
Hong Kong Yes Yes Yes
Hungary Yes Yes Yes
Iceland Yes Yes No
India Yes Yes Yes
Indonesia Yes Yes Yes
Iraq Yes Yes No
Ireland Yes Yes Yes
Israel Yes Yes Yes
Italy Yes Yes Yes
Jamaica Yes Yes Yes
Japan Yes Yes Yes
Jordan Yes Yes Yes
Kazakhstan Yes Yes Yes
Kenya Yes Yes Yes
Korea (South) Yes Yes No
Kuwait Yes Yes Yes
Kyrgyzstan No No No
Laos Yes Yes No
Latvia Yes Yes No
Lebanon Yes Yes No
Liberia Yes Yes No
Liechtenstein Yes Yes Yes
Lithuania Yes Yes No
Luxembourg Yes Yes Yes
Madagascar Yes Yes No
Malawi Yes Yes Yes
Malaysia Yes Yes Yes
Mali Yes Yes No
Malta Yes Yes Yes
Mauritius Yes Yes Yes
Mexico Yes Yes Yes
Monaco Yes Yes No
Mongolia Yes Yes No
Montenegro Yes Yes No
Morocco Yes Yes No
Mozambique Yes Yes Yes
Nepal Yes Yes No
Netherlands, The Yes Yes Yes
New Zealand Yes Yes Yes
Nicaragua Yes Yes Yes
Niger Yes Yes No
Nigeria Yes Yes No
North Macedonia No Yes No
Norway Yes Yes Yes
Oman Yes Yes Yes
Pakistan Yes Yes No
Panama Yes Yes Yes
Paraguay Yes Yes No
Peru Yes Yes Yes
Philippines Yes Yes Yes
Poland Yes Yes Yes
Portugal Yes Yes Yes
Puerto Rico No No No
Qatar Yes Yes Yes
Romania Yes Yes No
Russia Yes Yes Yes (suspended)
Rwanda Yes Yes No
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines No Yes No
Saudi Arabia Yes Yes Yes
Senegal Yes Yes No
Serbia Yes Yes No
Sierra Leone Yes Yes No
Singapore Yes Yes Yes
Slovakia Yes Yes Yes
Slovenia Yes Yes Yes
Somalia Yes Yes No
South Africa Yes Yes Yes
Spain Yes Yes Yes
Sri Lanka Yes Yes No
Sweden Yes Yes Yes
Switzerland Yes Yes No
Taiwan No Yes Yes
Tajikistan Yes Yes No
Tanzania Yes Yes No
Thailand Yes Yes Yes
Timor-Leste Yes Yes No
Togo Yes Yes No
Tonga Yes Yes No
Trinidad and Tobago Yes Yes Yes
Tunisia Yes Yes No
Turkey Yes Yes No
Turkmenistan Yes Yes No
Uganda Yes Yes No
Ukraine Yes Yes No
United Arab Emirates Yes Yes Yes
United Kingdom Yes Yes Yes
United States Yes Yes Yes
Uruguay Yes Yes Yes
Uzbekistan Yes Yes No
Venezuela Yes Yes Yes
Vietnam Yes Yes Yes
Zambia Yes Yes No
Zimbabwe Yes Yes No

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