Changing your country for Google AdSense
By on August 30th, 2007

Changing your address for receiving Google AdSense payments is easy but changing a country is not such an easy process.

The first thing I did when I moved to US was changed my country for my Google AdSense account because it would be beneficial for me to receive payments in US dollars rather than Indian Rupees which I earlier used to get and also since I got a bank account it US it meant faster payments than regular check payments.

You can use the following instructions to only change your country whenever you move to someplace else, the above EFT transfers are only available in US, in other countries you will receive the regular check payments.

Important Information: When you change your country with Google AdSense you have to create a new Google Account. The old account will be canceled so you will have to create a new account to use Google AdSense with a new country. The other services associated with your old account like Gmail, Calendar etc will not be affected and you can continue using it.

The Preparation

The first thing before you can change your country is populate this information

  1. Have you ever received an AdSense payment? If so, what was the amount of your most recent payment?
  2. What was the first day you received a page impression?
  3. How many page impressions did you get on your first day?
  4. What is your new address?

The answers to all 4 questions are easy.

Answer 1:

Login to your existing account and go to My Account -> Payment History and find the most recent Payment Issued Date. If you have not received a payment then state that you have not yet received your payment yet

Answer 2:

This is more tricky, for this go to Reports -> Advanced Reports and choose the following options as shown below.

adsense-all-time-report

Make sure to select the date range as all time and click on the Display Report button. Now in the displayed report below choose the first date which is always the first date you started receiving AdSense impressions on you site. That date becomes the answer to your second question.

Answer 3:

With steps you performed above you also get the answer to the third one under the Page Impressions column.

Answer 4:

Enter your correct new address information including, country etc.

Making a Contact

Once you have collected all this information you need to contact the Google AdSense representative to inform them about these changes, to do that do the following steps.

1. Go to the contact page for Google AdSense. From the option provided select Account Issues after which you have to select Want to change my country as shown below.

adsense-contact-form

Once you have done that click on Continue button, you should be taken to a new page where you have to fill in the information that is asked in the text area provided enter the questions and answers that you collected earlier.

For example you will need to paste the information with something like this;

Have you ever received an AdSense payment? If so, what was the amount of your most recent payment?
Yes, I have recieved an AdSense payment, the most recent being so and so date

What was the first day you received a page impression?
I recieved my first page impression on so and so date.

How many page impressions did you get on your first day?
I got xxx page impression on the first day

What is your new address?
your new address info here

That’s it now all you need to do is submit the question and cross your fingers.

Waiting Period

An AdSense representative will get back to you within 3-4 days time and guide you with the steps to change the account to your new country. Once you have setup your new account you can now start using your new account.

Other things to know

Canceling your old account does not relinquish your earnings but they will rather be transferred to your new account. But don’t expect the transfer to happen immediately it takes a minimum of 90 days for payments to be transferred from old account to new ones.

The ad units do not perform well for the first 1-2 days but after that performance returns to normal.

Some Guidance Tips from me

Once you have received your new account first thing to do is that you have to change the AdSense publisher id for all the pages where you currently are running AdSense. The old account will no longer receive payment for clicks. Also within a few days the old account will stop showing ads and display public ads.

Since you the old account balance will not be transferred to you for 90 days, wait until you receive the payments for the current month before making the request. In such case you will not have a huge amount stuck for 90 days.

If you do not hear from the payment team you can always send them a gentle reminder and they will tell you the status of your account.

Click here to view the official help from Google AdSense for changing your country. Let me know if you have found this information helpful or if you have any other tips related to AdSense.

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