Thursday, April 30, 2015

When Do I Get Paid? - Adsense Payment Timelines

UPDATING THE PAYMENT TIMELINE
May 31, 2015

Over the last few years, there have been several changes to the AdSense Payment systems. Many more countries have the ability to receive payments by EFT (electronic funds tranfer) or by Wire Transfer and SEPA. For the most part, this is more secure than receiving payments by cheque or Western Union Quick Cash. Usually, it's also quicker than cheque  payments (though it appears sometimes Wire Transfer can be a little slow depending on the bank), and for publishers in some countries, means there is less chance of someone other than the publisher stealing the payment.

Along with changes to payment methods available, there have been changes within the Adsense account too, and publishers who have been transferred in the last year or so will see that their payments page is different.

Payments still work in the same way as previously: payments are verified after the end of the month that you earn the money in, then they're posted to the Payments page. But the payment timeline has changed a little. 

Payment in Progress may now (in some areas) start late in the evening on the 21st of the month, or the 22nd of the month. In some cases, payments may actually be issued within a day of "Payment in Progress" being shown on the payments page. Once the payment has been issued to the bank, you may see "Payment Issued" on the payments page.

The payment times are not uniform across all accounts and all countries, so the "PIP" (payment in progress) can show up around the 21st/22nd of a month, and be paid out ANYTIME after that, up to the end of the month.

Because the payment system has also changed for how the transfer between YouTube Analytics and the AdSense Payment system works, you'll find that your verified earnings from a YouTube channel may not show up in your YouTube account until somewhere between the 13th and 15th of a month.

As an example, if you monetize a YouTube Channel, and also monetize a blog/website, somewhere between the 1st and 7th of a month, your verified earnings from your website/blog will show up on your payments page as being verified or "payable earnings", but you won't see your YouTube earnings on the Payments page.

This tends to confuse newer publishers. YouTube earnings will be added to the Payments page in AdSense later in the month (by the 15th), which is still in time for you to receive them with the issued payment that month. They'll show up on a separate line, so you'd see one entry for your website/blog earnings, and one entry for your YouTube earnings, and the "Total Payable" earnings will be compiled of both amounts added together.

NOTE: when you own more than one blog/website, earnings show as only one lump sum on the Payments page. The same is true for YouTube - if you monetize multiple channels, your Adsense account will only show one entry for YouTube earnings, and this is the total of all verified earnings from all your channels.

Payment thresholds have mostly remained the same ($100 or equivalent in local funds), but there is a new clause in the thresholds which is causing some confusion for both publishers, and those who help out in the forum.
According to our Terms and Conditions, active accounts need to reach the payment threshold in order to qualify for a payment. Since we don't ever issue payments for less than this threshold, we don't allow publishers to select a form of payment until their earnings have reached this amount.
For whatever reason, they appear to have an option where a publisher may not be able to select their payment method until they actually have reached the payment threshold, yet the chart at the top of the page shows the threshold differently.

If you are unable to choose your payment method after reaching what appears to be the threshold for doing so, you may fall into the group of countries where you must actually reach the payment threshold in order to set up your payment method.
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"When do I get my payments?  This is one of the frequent questions we see in the forum. I suppose it's partly because people just don't read the information available and assume that it's like a lot of other advertising companies, but Adsense timelines are fairly different from a lot of other payment timelines. AdSense payments are set on a regular monthly schedule, and you won't receive your payment the moment you cross the payment threshold.

There are also other requirements that must be fulfilled before payments are released: payment holds need to be removed - your address must be verified, you must choose a method of payment (and verify your bank if EFT is chosen), you must enter a PIN (personal identification number) that AdSense sends by regular mail to your home address, and finally, in some cases, you must also complete a telephone verification.   These "holds" in your AdSense account appear usually shortly after your cross the "verification threshold" which is $10 (or equivalent) and might take up to a couple of weeks to become active after you reach that threshold.  Because the PIN can take up to 4 weeks to arrive (and sometimes it takes a couple of tries to receive the PIN) the verification process can take a little while, but no payments will be released until all these steps are completed, and you have reached $100 or more in verified earnings.

Most of this information is included in the Payment sections of the AdSense Help Center - the Payment FAQ and Introduction to Payments, and Payment Troubleshooting.

Once you have met the Payment Threshold and lifted Payment Holds, you are ready to receive your AdSense payments, which are based on a regular monthly schedule.  Earnings from the previous month are "verified" during the first week of the following month, and once verified they will be posted on your Payments page in your AdSense account.  If you need to make any changes in your AdSense account that affect your payments (address, payment methods, tax info, etc.) this must be completed prior to the 15th of the month - if you don't make those changes before the 15th, your payments will not be made at the end of the month, but will be pushed out to the next scheduled payment date at the end of the following month.


Somewhere around the end of the month (usually between the 21st and 25th) you'll notice a line on your Payments Page that says "payment issued" - this indicates that your payment is calculated and in the process of being sent to you, by whatever method you've chosen in your account.  The dates aren't always the same when this occurs, and they do have up until the last day of the month to actually issue the payments, but most often the payments are issued just before the end of the month.

You'll also see a notation next to the Payment showing "details" - if you click that link it will show you the details of your payment, including earnings (and some adjustments may also show here), and the payment date.

For those who receive payments by methods that require tracking numbers (this does not include standard check payments which are sent by regular postal service), tracking numbers may not appear in your account immediately but should show up anytime within 10 days of the payment being shown on your payment page.

YouTube Payments

As of April 1, 2013 Adsense no longer shows estimated earnings for publishers earning money on YouTube.

At the end of the month, Adsense finalizes YouTube earnings and then transfers them in a lump sum to the Payments page in your Adsense account. This generally occurs around the 15th of the month. So if you had YouTube earnings in January, then those earnings (once finalized) will show up in your Adsense account by the 15th of February, in time to be paid out during the payment cycle.

During the month, you won't see earnings accumulating in your Adsense account.



73 comments:

  1. how come are you using infolinks and not adsense what happended to your account

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  2. My AdSense account is fine. I don't use it on this blog because this blog isn't suitable for AdSense advertising. Some portions of text are copied from the AdSense Help Center - they certainly aren't going to want someone to copy Google's content and then put AdSense on it.

    Besides, when you write about AdSense, it's way too easy for someone to click the ads when they don't like what you have to say.

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    1. Thanks Gracey for sharing wonderful reasons. Can you please look into my blog http://ptetech.blogspot.com and help me understand why google responded my with the following message

      Thank you for your interest in Google AdSense. After reviewing your
      application, our specialists have found that it does not meet our program
      criteria. Therefore, we are unable to accept you into our program.

      We have certain policies in place that we believe will help ensure the
      effectiveness of Google ads for our publishers as well as for our
      advertisers. We review all publishers, and we reserve the right to decline
      any application. As we grow, we may find that we are able to expand our
      program to more web publishers with a wider variety of web content.

      Please note that we may not be able to respond to inquiries regarding the
      specific reasons for our decision. Thank you for your understanding.

      Sincerely,

      The Google AdSense Team

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    2. It's a tech blog - I haven't seen AdSense accept any new ones for almost a year now. Maybe they have enough of them. Search for tech reviews and you'll find that google search engine returns about 3 trillion results. That's more tech info than AdSense would ever need.

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    3. gracey, can you please help me figure out my earnings? i've had a fashion blog since 2009 (that i stopped doing anything with in 2012) and i have never been paid for the ads. how far back will they pay me? they show a balance of 67 dollars back in 2013 but i'm curious when my website was really active what i earned and if i can petition to get that back?

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    4. Dear All ,
      I have opened an ad sensence account on may 12 along with you tube channel , my current earnings with adsence account is about USD 300
      and my dashbaord in you tube shows that i have about USD 1000
      my problem is that im not able to mange my account with adsense to choose or select the payment method whenever i try this , i stick with it ... no payment methods have been selected or added yet , i went to my seting .. payment .. mange payments but cant click the option of ( select your payment method ) please help me and if any one can send me an Email or whattsup by socila media how to selcet the payment method ( i know how to select it but no access there !!! ) ziadabughoush@gmail.com 00962796939361 mobile no .

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    5. That was same to me also...and have you get the solution

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    6. yes I have got a funny ( which is of my mistake ) solution which indicates that , my actual earnings were only USD = 3.00 and not 300.00 ??? after so much troubles and as you know this should Exceed the minimum amount of Adsense policy >>>>

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  3. Thank you so much for this helpful information! I was worried because my September 2012 check had not been released although I did everything correctly to set up for automatic deposit. I sure wish Google had made this info readily available to us. I looked high and low and couldn't find anything until I came across this blog. THANK YOU!!

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  4. Thanks for clearing Adsense payments up for me. I've been trying to figure this out the past month and couldn't understand why I wasn't getting paid; that being said, thanks again for posting this!

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  5. I was online trying to find out why it is so difficult to verify my bank acct since I have reached the thresh hold. I have entered it three times. Checked EFT trouble shooter. Deleted bank account and added back. I have about 4 deposits in my acct. Of course, when I go back to add, it's always failed or show no where to verify only contact customer assistance, which you can't. I know you don't work for Adsense, just trying to look for helpful advice. Thanks.Trying to see if I should just try a different bank acct I have with another bank.

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    1. Hi Sharon - the troubleshooter offers a contact link to Adsense staff if you are unable to verify your deposit - they'll assist you directly with your verification.

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  7. Hi Dear, Thank God, i have found someone who can really assist me. Actually i am so much stressed and worried. I live in Pakistan and in my country previously there was not any option to change the Payee Name. But when i upgraded the Adsense account to latest interface, and after the arrival of New Payments System. I saw there was an option available in the Payee Profile to edit the Payee Name, Although there was not very big spelling mistake in my name, but i have Muhammad with "u" on my National Identity Card, and there was Mohammad with "o" in my adsense account Payee Name. I had no idea, that by editing the payee name, my payment will be delayed. So i edited my Payee Name from Mohammad to Muhammad and received the confirmation message in mail gmail account, i edited my Payee Name on 03 November, and reached the Payment Threshold in December, so i was expecting a Payment in the end of January. But in this new Payments System, on Payments Page, there is not any information about Payment, and there is not any payment in progress message, and there was not any "Payment Hold" message in my account. So i am really worried, because i was easily receiving my payments with old payee name, i just edited it without knowing that my payment can be delayed.

    Now the problem is, there is not any Payment Hold message, from which i can understand that Payment is on Hold, and do the necessary steps to unhold the payment, and i don't know when they payment will arrive to me. So please help me. I will be really Thankful to you. Tell me what i need to do now, and will i be able to receive this payment in February Payment Cycle? or how long it will take to receive my payment of December. Thanks for your precious time.

    Kind Regards,

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    1. You can't actually change your "payee name", but you can change name or delivery address for your payment.

      You should ask for help in the Adsense forum in case it needs to be escalated to staff.

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    1. Please post for help in the Adsense forum as indicated above. I can't deal with issues of this nature outside of the forum setting.

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    2. Well, Thanks for your help, Fortunately my payment was issued on 2nd January. Thanks for your assistance.

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    3. Glad to hear you got it sorted out!

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  9. do u have another blog where you are using adsense ?

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  10. On another blog, yes.

    But I don't link to it, sorry.

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  11. I just looked here to get more knowledge on this, as I joined it a couple of years ago and only so far made £8.00. So it will take me forever to get to the threshold of £60 on mine, even though I have a lot of vids running as well. Oh well.

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  12. Hello,
    I am seeing Youtube earnings for my Adsense account now in my account for March and April but the Adsense for content amounts are the only payable content.. why? I would like to be paid for my Youtube earnings, why am I not being sent this money? It should be added to the payable amounts. I am only seeing the Adsense for content being added to the payable balance and I don't know why? Is there a setting to get paid for this? I have set what I believe is correct in my Youtube settings, as well have connected the Youtube accounts monetization settings to my Adsense account number. The amounts have been accumulated, but, I haven't ever been paid for them. Please verify why.

    Thanks,
    Wendy Belanger

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    1. You should really be asking for help in the AdSense forum. This sort of thing isn't something anyone outside of the forum can deal with. You'd need to provide screenshots and more detail for someone to be able to help.

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  13. does anybody know why am am being paid $2 per $89 worth of ad earnings on youtube? It's almost not even worth it to make and post videos. Boy it's kind of wild how little we get and we are the ones posting the media that makes the money...

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    1. There are different reasons this might occur - adsense earnings show up on the 15th of the month for earnings from the previous month. So for example, May earnings (May 1 - 31) are transferred to adsense around June 15th. Earnings transferred are for a calendar month, so if some earnings are from May and some from June, they aren't going to appear in your adsense account at the same time.

      If you need more clarification, you should ask in the adsense forum.

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  14. Thanks for the info.
    i thought i will receive my payment at the first of the month :D LoL

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  15. Hi Gracey,

    Great blob btw!

    I have a question for you. I have one website that I already have Google adsense setup on under my personal/individual account. But I also have another website that I want to run Google Adsense on. But I don't want to use my current individual account.

    I would like to use a Business account for the ads. I read online that you can't have more than one Google adsense account for your individual. However, it said we could have a separate business account. But it said the payee name and email had to be different. In fact, I think EVERYTHING has to to be completely different from your individual account. But what about the mailing address?

    My business is based out of my home address which is the same as my individual account. But I think the street address also has to be different is that right? If so, what can I do about that? I know I can sign up with UPS to get a local box address that they issue you where they give you a valid mailing address along with a key that you can use to access your mail at the UPS store.

    But not sure if its’ just a PO BOX and if PO BOX would get rejected.
    I have worked sooo hard to get approved for my first accct with Google adsense. And I know how difficult it is to get and also maintain. I have heard horror stories of people who had Adsense for years and then all of a sudden Google decides to disable their account with no explanation.

    So I just don’t want to request this business acct if its going to put my current individual account at risk.

    Can you provide any insight or recommendations for me?

    Thanks!
    John

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    1. A business account shouldn't cause a risk to your personal account.

      Quite often, the street address isn't different for an LLC, but if it becomes a problem, you could try with a PO box.

      If you need further help, just post in the AdSense forum. There's lots of contributors who can give additional information if you need it as well.

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  16. Hello...I was wondering if you can help me..i created my youtube account roughly 2 years ago..i uploaded videos which I monetized but I did not create an adsense account..i just created one last month (October)..my question is will I get paid for the ads that where shown on my videos before I had an adsense account?
    Kind regards

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  17. When google adsense verify the payments and display in Total payable earnings to receive pin related details and to verify address

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    1. When that happens depends on how you are earning from Adsense.

      If you earn from a website or blog, earnings are verified anytime between the 1st and 7th day of the new month (so May earnings would be done sometime between the June 1-June 7).

      If you earn from a YouTube Channel, those earnings are not verified until around the 13th-15th of the month.

      If this is your first earnings and they are over the verification threshold, then your PIN would be issued about a week after that.

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  18. Hello Dear,
    Please Someone tell me that my june payment is not upgrade yet before it payments date was maximum 24th of every month but now its 29th of june but Payment is not in Progress,i Don,t know what is the problem.

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    1. I'm afraid that when it comes to solving payment issues, about the only place you can ask for help is in the Adsense forum.

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  19. thanks for the information , it took too long for my adsense reaching 100$ :)

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  20. ADSENSE PAY ONLY 21th - 26 th or is possible to pay early ? maybe on first of the month

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    1. No, Adsense regular payment cycle is roughly the same dates every month.

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  21. Hi,
    I have the same question that somebody asked in November, but nobody replied for that yet. I uploaded videos to my YouTube channel 2 years ago. I monetized them, every setting is ok, but I did't create adsense account until yesterday. Will I get paid in September for the for the ads that where shown on my videos before I had an adsense account?
    Thanks for Your Help!

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    1. Hi Subba;

      No, I'm afraid Adsense wouldn't pay you for anything prior to the time your channel was connected to an approved Adsense account. Adsense is a separate entity from YouTube.

      While YouTube allows you to monetize, Adsense has no statistics from the time before you are linked to it. They only pay you from the time your channel is linked.

      YouTube might offer you a one-time bonus payment for the time period prior to the linkup, but that is entirely at their discretion. To my knowledge, there is no way to request the bonus, and how much they offer (usually a percentage) or if when it might be given is not public knowledge.

      For more information about the bonus system, you could ask at the YouTube monetization forums.

      https://productforums.google.com/forum/#%21forum/monetization-on-youtube

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  22. Thanks for your answer!

    I think I misunderstood this in the Ad-sense help Page. https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/72866

    "You can start monetizing eligible videos before you associate an AdSense account with your YouTube account. However, you need to associate your YouTube account with an approved AdSense account to see your earnings in YouTube Analytics and to be paid once you reach the payment threshold."

    I thought linked Ad-sense Account is only for get statatistics and get paid, but the system notes my previous ad performance.

    But this sentence means only that I can turn monetization function on in YouTube before I link an Ad-sense channel?...:)

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    1. Yes, it means you can turn on monetization prior to having adsense. However, Adsense won't pay for those ads.

      YouTube might offer you a bonus payment for part of the earnings before you signed up for Adsense, but that is up to youtube, so you'd need to ask them.

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  23. i want to mak adsense tax to apply payment on hold . some one can help me

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    1. Hi sokha. I don't quite know what you mean by "make Adsense tax". If you don't live in the US, you only need to select the radio button that says you are not a US resident.

      You don't have to provide any tax ID number if you live in another country.

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  24. hi pro
    thanks alot for the details info
    asking for maximum time to receive my payment in payoneer after it has completely sent ?

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    1. That's something I can't answer because there are very few places where you can actually use payoneer. It's not one of the payment methods offered by Adsense.

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  25. hi bro
    my earning has been reach to minimum threshold 10 $ but still i have no notification alert of pin information When I visit that verify address link, it shows most recent pin was generated. please help me

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    1. If your PIN was actually generated already, then your account should be showing a notice that you need to enter the PIN. Where it shows when the most recent PIN was generated would be a date if it was already sent. It can often take up to a week or so after reaching the $10 threshold in VERIFIED/FINALIZED earnings before the PIN is issued. The PIN isn't issued if you only have $10 in estimated earnings. They have to verified, and showing as payable earnings on the Payments page in your Adsense account.

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  26. Hi
    Gracey, please when do adsense pay someone who got his address verified and got to threshold january (adsense for content).. when should the payment be ready in february? is it still around 21st or when?

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    1. Im afraid my reply is a little late but yes, if you reached the threshold in January, and your address is verified then payment would usually be issued around the 21st of the month, but since that's the beginning of the payments, it can be anytime between the 21st and 30th of the month.

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  27. Hello,
    My question is I just receive my pin which took me 3rd try for pin request & verified my ad sense a/c on Jan 22, I had already reached 100$ in the month of December & got current balance of 250$ from January + December (110$) so if i ad a payment method now when do i get paid ? will all my earning will roll for next month ?

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    1. I would expect you've already received your payment by now.

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  28. thanks for your very crucial post.
    I'm new to youtube and earned less than a dollar.
    But i forgot which account i used while adding adsense.
    Can i change it to other, means if I make other adsense account using different gmail id, then previous earning will remain for me or not.
    please help me out in any way you can.

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    1. Hi Shashwat - you wouldn't be able to open another Adsense account as long as there is one open in your name already. It doesn't matter what email address you use, it would be rejected.

      You should use the login troubleshooter to recover the email address you applied with: https://support.google.com/adsense/answer/1208328?hl=en

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  29. Hello Gracey!
    Can I change payee name and bank account number after PIN verification?If yes how many times can this be allowed??

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    1. No you cannot change the payee name. Adsense doesn't allow the change of payee name from that of one person to that of another. That's cause to have the account disabled.

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  30. i sent a check to the bank and it take 60 days and more and im not paid .in my adsense account it said payments issued and a colon rissue payment .is it normal that it takes to much for check to be cashed and if it cashed how"s gonna show in my adsense when the check is cashed and ready to take my money .beetwen im in europe

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    1. Sorry for the late reply. There aren't many places where AdSense still sends a check for payment. If you deposited a check to your bank, you should have been paid by now, so you need to ask your bank where the money is, particularly if your AdSense payments page is showing that the check has been cashed already.

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  31. Hi i have an Adsense account in Uk and want to receive my 465GBP from there in Pakistan please help.

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    1. Hi Asma Amjad - I'm sorry to say, there is any way to do that. If your AdSense account was opened in the UK and has a UK address, you can only receive your payment at a UK bank since the payment method for UK accounts is EFT.

      You'd need to close your current AdSense account and open a new one in Pakistan.

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  32. what you need to do is that , edit or change your address which is subjected to wait at least one month to receive a letter by post to Pakistan , your payment shall be held pending till you confirm the new address and how to confirm the new address is to receive a letter by post from adsense

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    1. You can't change the address in an AdSEnse account from a UK address to an address in Pakistan Abu Adam, so no, that can't be done.

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  33. Hi, can you tell me how many days banks take to process the payment into account.

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    1. No, I'm afraid I can't. Each bank is different, but generally, after adsense issues the payments it can take anywhere from a few hours to 7 days before the earnings might appear in your bank account.

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  34. Thanks for this info. I also read this before when I was patiently waiting for my adsense payment. Finally I got it last night and was paid. I also wrote about the timeline here. http://basiclearning.xyz/when-will-google-adsense-pay-me/

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  35. My bank branch does not have SWIFT code facility. How could I receive the payments ?.
    I don't have another account also.

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    1. That's something I can't answer. You should ask for help in the AdSense forum.

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  36. I am in Norway, the last three months i am not paid anything the last time that i was paid was August. they are not paying me. without any problems or reason.

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    1. If your account is verified with the PIN and you've received previous payments you should receive your payments without a problem, unless there is a hold on your AdSense account.

      Your best option would be to use the AdSense forum to get help.

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  37. Thanks for this info, but i want to if i will receive my payment even after verifying my address after the the 21st 0f that month.

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    1. Normally, any changes to the payment section in your account after the 20th of the month would result in payment being issued during the "next" payment cycle, rather than the current one (meaning you may not get paid until next month), however, sometimes when it's the first payment and you've been waiting a long time, payment may still be issued later in the current month. There's really no way to know except to wait and see if it's issued this month.

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Thanks.