Payment thresholds, methods, and timeframes

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

For any given country/region, we will either use ACH/SEPA or wire transfer to deliver our payments. Additionally, some countries/regions support PayPal as a payment method.

Number of days for payments to reach payout account

We'll typically send any payment due in a given month by the 15th day of that month, but it will take additional time for the payment to reach your account. The amount of days will vary depending on the payment method we use for your account, as described below.

Note

The days shown below are approximate; any given payout may take a longer or shorter amount of time.

Payment method Number of days to reach payout account
PayPal 1 business day
ACH/SEPA 2-3 business days
Wire Transfer 7-10 business days

To see the countries/regions in which these payment methods are used for each marketplace, review the tables below.

Payment methods in countries/regions

Note

Payment thresholds in all regions is $50 USD.

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