(2023) Can you Venmo yourself? Guide: Credit Card, Check, Bank

Yes, you can Venmo yourself using a credit card, bank account, check, and other medium to hold funds in your Venmo balance.

Are you someone asking if you can Venmo yourself?

Do you need help in sending money to yourself on Venmo?

Well, if you nodded and wish to know more about this, you are welcome to check out the detailed guide below.

Here, we have talked about several topics, check out the table of content below for more insights.

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Can you Venmo yourself?

Yes, you can Venmo yourself and hold funds in your Venmo account and use that to pay others. To do this, you first need to have a verified identity on Venmo and a Venmo Card. And then you will be able to use your Bank account or Credit Card to Venmo yourself.

Also, it has to be kept in mind that you cannot transfer money between your two Venmo accounts. Money can only be transferred between two individual account holders.

Moreover, Venmo doesn’t allow its users to have more than one account from the same identity. And if Venmo finds out that the same individual is trying to maintain two different accounts, they will ban the accounts right away.

And if you want a guide for the query – ‘Can I Venmo myself?’ We will be mentioning the methods below.

  1. Use your Bank account to Venmo yourself
  2. You can also use your Credit Card (Fees applicable)
  3. If you have a Check, you can deposit that in your Venmo account as well.
  4. Ask your friend to Venmo your funds and pay them later

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Can I Venmo myself from a Credit Card

Yes, you can Venmo yourself from a Credit Card. But, it should be kept in mind you need to be a Venmo card holder to keep money in your Venmo account. Then you will be able to use a credit card to Venmo yourself. Additionally, you will be asked for a 3% fee of the amount you request to add on Venmo.

To be able to use a card, you will first have to link a credit card on Venmo. You can check out the guide mentioned below to get your credit card linked to Venmo.


  • Step 1 – Open the Venmo app

Open the Venmo app on your mobile device. You can continue with any Android or iOS device. Make sure to update your app before you proceed.

  • Step 2 – Go to the Settings page

On the Venmo home page, you will find the Menu icon. There, select the Settings icon. It is the gear icon.

  • Step 3 – Select the Payments Method option

You will be able to see the Payments Method at the top of the Settings page. Select it.

  • Step 4 – Select on ‘Add bank or Card’

In Payments Method, you will see all the linked banks.

At the bottom of the page, select the ‘Add bank or Card’ button.

  • Step 5 – Select Card and enter details

Select the Card option. Venmo will ask for some details related to your card. Enter the correct details and proceed as instructed.

And it’s done.

You have successfully linked your Credit Card to your Venmo account.

Be advised, you will be charged for sending money with a Credit card. And the fee is 3% of the amount.

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Can you Venmo yourself from one account to another?

No, you cannot Venmo yourself from one account to another. Though, you can ask your friend to transfer money to your Venmo account. Venmo doesn’t even allow a user to have more than one account. You can get banned as well to use two accounts.

There are other methods to Venmo yourself and in this post, we have mentioned all the ways. You can check out the guide if you are asking ‘Can I pay myself on Venmo?’


Venmo transfer money to yourself

If you are looking for a step-by-step guide on how to transfer money to yourself on Venmo, you are at the right part of this guide.

The very first step is most important, only proceed after making sure you are eligible.

  • Step 1 – Apply for Venmo Debit Card

As mentioned earlier in this guide, you will need to have a Venmo debit card to hold money in your Venmo account. If you do not have a Venmo debit card you won’t be transfer money to yourself in your Venmo account.

Only after making sure you have a Venmo card, must you proceed with the next step.

  • Step 2 – Go to the Manage Balance

Open the Venmo app and open the menu options. It is the three-line icon or the hamburger icon in the top right corner of the home page.

And there, at the top of the page, you will see the Manage Balance option. Right next to the current Venmo balance.

  • Step 3 – Select Cash a Check or Step 4

If you wish to transfer money to your Venmo account using a Check. Select the Cash a check option.

You can deposit check on Venmo as well. Select the Cash a check option and enter your personal details.

And finally, upload scanned photos of the front and back sides of the check.

  • Step 4 – Or select Add Money option

If you want to pay yourself using a bank account or credit card, you need to select Add Money option.

After this, you will be asked if you want to pay using your transfer money in your Venmo account using your bank account or credit card.

You can choose any of the options. You should be aware that Venmo will ask for a fee if you choose to pay with your credit card. It’s 3% of the amount that you want to add.

  • Step 5 – Select the amount

After the selection of the payment mode, you will be asked the amount that you wish to add.

Add the amount and select Done to continue.

  • Step 6 – Select bank account or credit card

And finally, select the bank account or the credit card that you have already linked on your Venmo.

If you wish to add a new bank account or credit, you have to select Add Bank Account or Credit Card.

Enter all the details and get your bank or card verified to continue.

And if you are having any kind of issues, you can follow this guide to fix bank account verification issues.

  • Step 7 – Review the action and select Add Money

And finally, you will be asked to review the action. And having it reviewed carefully, select Add Money to transfer money to yourself on Venmo

And that’s it.

If you have any type of query, you can let us know, in the comments section below. We would be happy to help you out.

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Can you Venmo yourself with a gift card?

No, you cannot Venmo yourself from a gift card. Venmo doesn’t accept any kind of gift card. You cannot add Visa and Mastercard-powered gift cards as well, Venmo prompts an error code.

Can you Venmo yourself from Paypal?

No, you cannot Venmo yourself directly from Paypal. But, there is a workaround. You will first have to transfer money from Paypal to your bank. After linking the same bank account to Venmo, select it to Add Money to Venmo balance.


1. Can I Venmo myself?

Yes, it is possible to Venmo yourself. The most important thing that is required is the Venmo debit card. The debit card activates the feature to hold money in your Venmo account. And then, you can ask your friend to send you money on Venmo, or you can simply use your bank account or credit card to transfer funds.

2. How to pay yourself on Venmo?

To pay yourself on Venmo, you need to be eligible to hold a Venmo credit card. Having a Venmo card lets you hold money in your Venmo account. You can use your bank account or credit card to pay yourself on Venmo.

Final Words

Allow us to conclude the article now.

Here, we mentioned if you can Venmo yourself or not.

And in the second part of the post, we included a guide on how to transfer money to yourself.

Hope you got all the answers.

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