How to Use WeChat Pay?

Authors: Katherine Kocen


A universal payment app in China, WeChat is super convenient. However, it seems a bit complicated for foreigners to set up the WeChat Pay without knowing what’s involved, and this article will show you how to navigate the whole WeChat Pay process.
What you need:
Your passport + A Chinese phone plan + A Chinese bank card
Get a Chinese Phone Number+
WeChat Pay does not link to foreign banks, and in order to get a Chinese bank account, you'll need a Chinese phone number.
The three main providers are China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom. Just bring your passport to one of the providers' locations and you can get a Chinese phone number.
Open a Chinese Bank Account
Once you've gotten a Chinese phone plan, you'll be able to sign up for a Chinese bank account. Bring your passport there too, and be ready for a bit of paperwork. If your Chinese isn't good, it will be a good idea to bring a friend who can translate, while someone at the bank will be able to help.
Link Your Bank Card with WeChat Pay
If you download WeChat outside of China, the option to use WeChat Pay won't appear by default. Follow these steps to start using WeChat Pay:
1. Open WeChat and tap "Me," then "Wallet";
2. Tap "Bank Card";
3. Tap "Add a Card";
4. Enter your Chinese bank card number;
5. Enter your personal information as prompted.
How to use WeChat Pay?
WeChat Pay is based on QR codes. There are two main ways that you can use WeChat Pay. You can scan a QR code that's been posted in a shop. You'll be prompted for the payment amount and your Chinese bank account's PIN. Show the vendor the confirmation screen to show that the transaction is finished.
You can also present your own WeChat Money QR code to be scanned. Chain locations, convenience stores and restaurants often use a special type of scanner instead of posting WeChat QR codes.
Instead of typing in the payment amount yourself, this will charge your account for the price of your transaction.
Congratulations! You're now ready to use WeChat Pay wherever you go.

China’s Largest Plant Science Museum Opens in City

China’s largest ever plant science museum was open to the public December 16 at the Chengdu Botanical Garden.

Dec 20, 2017

Chengdu Forges Ties with Colombia

On December 15 (local time in Colombia), a business promotion conference organized by the Chengdu Municipal Commission of Commerce (CMCC) was convened in Bogota, capital of the Republic of Colombia.

Dec 21, 2017

Chengdu forging links with France

The cultural initiative Operation Panda was launched December 13 in the Saint-Germain-des-Pres neighborhood of Paris by Chengdu International Finance Square and Saint-Germain-des-Pres Committee.

Dec 19, 2017

The Unchanged in the Changing City

You could get a drink in the hotel bar, a luxurious blend of futuristic and traditional Chinese design, while you contemplate what Chengdu will be like five years from now.

Dec 20, 2017

Chengdu: ideal place to develop new economy

Chengdu has recently directed its future development towards the new economy, to formulate a new engine to be a core city of the country, and even of the world.

Dec 27, 2017

Share to WeChat Close
Scan via WeChat!

About Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Link to Us | Contact Us

蜀ICP备14024942号-1 Go成都