How to redeem a Google Play Store gift card outside of the US


It has been quite a while since Google introduced the gift card feature in United States and and much more recently, United Kingdom. The company has not introduced the feature to any other region of the world, and does not allow users to redeem gift cards from unsupported geographical regions as well, which is quite frustrating. 

Thankfully, it is quite easy to redeem gift cards if you are living outside the US or U.K. Right now, the solution floating around the Internet is to actually create a new Gmail account using a U.S VPN and then redeem the gift card to that account. However, you can easily redeem a gift card from your existing Google account by following a few steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Head over to Tunnel Bear’s website to download and install their desktop client for your PC. Sign up/sign in, select the US Proxy and toggle the switch to On position.

Step 2: Open a new Incognito window on your browser and head over to, and click on the Gear icon on the top right of the page.


Step 3: Google will be displaying your Home address and Country. Edit it, and select United States as your home country. You will need to enter a fake US address along with a phone number for this step. Google around if you cannot come up with a fake address and phone number. Make sure to click on the Save button once you have entered all the details.

Step 4: Similarly, under Payment methods, add a new credit card and use a fake US billing address. After saving the details, make sure to set it as the default card.


Step 5: Now, proceed to and select the ‘Redeem’ option on the left side. Enter the Play Store redeem coupon and you’re done!

Keep in mind that you cannot change your primary address until you spend the Play Store credit balance is nil. If you hit a road block, drop in a comment and we will be happy to help you!

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  • Ignacio Chiappe

    It worked! Actually not necessary to add a credit card number. I just needed to install TunnelBear on my Android, in order to connect the VPN while buying an app. Otherwise it won’t let me use the Play Store credit

    • sabir

      Can you elaborate on your process? I mean the detailed steps?

      • Nodzi

        Simply install TunnelBear VPN on your phone, then pick a US IP too. You can’t buy anything when you have US credit and it senses your phone is not in the US.

  • Phage

    The credit has been added to my account, but everytime I try to purchase an app, i receive an error saying ‘We couldn’t start your purchase because of a technical issue.’ and payment method is declined too.

  • darryn

    my credit card wont work at all for it
    any 1 help

  • JACK


    • Devin

      How to do it . i do all the things and my play store alredy changes . from hkd to usd , but i still cant redeem the new card which i buy in 7-11 its hkd . always say error

  • gulam

    if i give fake mobile number then how can i get sms from google account for conformation or veryfaction

  • raj gaudel


  • satchpangit

    can i just use vpn proxy/softether then relog my current g-mail? the currency changes but i got no idea if it will work

  • Ck Dee

    can some one post more detail how it actually done for outside of USA…

  • Mke Cath

    This is one of the most frustrating things about Google Wallet and Play Store, which was the main reason for me switching to iPhone and iOS where I can now easily reedem Apple/iTunes Gift cards and purchase easily from anywhere in the world!

  • vhj

    If it is a gift card from UK do u enter a uk address or still a Usa address

    • Sonkilary

      UK Adress Sadly,this Region Lock thing Sucks pffffffff.

  • Charles Rodmell

    Thanks. The “incognito” window bit was the part I needed to solve 🙂

  • Farhan Khan


  • solmari

    I want a number of the google play card because i need tko unlock a game for my child

  • Abc

    Will Google play credits work like that of iTunes?

    Because with Itunes I can use my own APPLE ID to top up credits for a game with another APPLE ID.

    Say: I can use my apple id ([email protected]) to top up game credits for ([email protected])

    Can this also be done with android google play?

    • Nop.

      • Umer Aiyubi

        pls rply my phone is s duos 2 gt s7582 this firmware use

  • Muhammad Arif

    well my brother gifted me a card its worth 25$ it shows the amount but when i try to press redeem it gives country error. at the moment am in pakistan and card was gifted to me from usa.,

    • imran

      Hello bhai mara pas redeem card hai or Pakistan to kam e nhi kr rha hai

  • You don’t need to have a credit card in the US 🙂

  • Lizzy

    In that case, VPN comes in handy… When there’s a cheap alternative like Hide My IP (secured VPN with Elite proxies), then there’s no point in using free services.

  • Kcirevam Ropear

    will you be banned?

    • No

      • Kcirevam Ropear

        what if in clash royale

    • Keith Davis

      Don’t get me wrong – I completely understand your concern. I just think it would be a funny business model for Google to say “Ban that guy who is doing everything he can to spend money in our store! We can’t have that!” I don’t see the banhammer being thrown around for Google making a profit from you.

  • Tashi

    Why do I need to download bear tunnel..? N of course I don’t have gear option

  • Patrick

    i wonder what makes google do such stupid things.. is it a law forcing google to do such brainless crap? Or do they just like to bother ppl and make things complicated?

    • Sonkilary

      Exactly and Apple too pfff,Steam VALVE is still the best when redeeming a Steam Wallet gift Card ALL of them Are region free and they’ll be Converted to your Country/Region’s Currency.

  • Arick

    One question, I’m unable to switch back to my original country after using this method and even after spending the balance to $0.00. Is there a way to switch the country option to my original country?

  • Hemant Kumar Saini

    I don’t know what I had did to to my account ..and today in the Morning I buy a Googlem Redeem code From Paytm app of 100rs. only which is not working ..need instant help please..

  • andyz itachi

    is this legit?

  • Igor

    I go to the Wallet and i can’t change settings, i can if i go to payments but then they say that i didn’t sing up for any payment and i cannot do anything… SOMEONE PLS HELP

  • kumail mujahid

    hey guys dont change your country but when you download tunnel bear and change your location in it , then go right away to on pc and redeem your card. they will ask you to make a US (to me) profile.then you will get the balance . I gaurentee you will get it because i got it and i am from pakistan. 🙂