Payment method FAQ

Applies to editions of Google Workspace and other paid subscriptions in your Google Admin console.

Here are some common questions about using credit cards and bank accounts to pay for a Google service.


When do automatic payments occur?
  • Google Workspace, Essentials, and Cloud Identity Premium—After your free trial ends and your paid subscription starts, we charge your payment method at the beginning of the following month. If your paid service starts in May, for example, we charge you at the beginning of June. After that, charges continue automatically at the beginning of each month.
  • Domain registration—We start charging your payment method at the time of purchase. If you set up your domain for automatic renewal, we renew your domain 7 days before the annual renewal date and charge your payment method at the beginning of the following month.

Learn more about how to understand your monthly costs.

What if my country isn't listed when I try to add my billing address?

In some countries, the billing address you specify for a payment method must be in the same country as the billing country you select when you set up your Google billing account. If that's true for your location, you can't enter any other country in a billing address—nor can you change the billing country associated with your account.

If your billing address isn't in the country you selected for your billing account, you can:

  • Add a new payment method with a billing address that is in your billing account's country.
  • Transfer your account to one of our Google Partners who might be able to change your billing account's country for you. Find a Google Partner.
What if my automatic payments fail?
Google Workspace, Essentials and Cloud Identity Premium: The first time your automatic payment fails, we give you a 30–day grace period to fix your primary payment method. If you don't fix your payment method within 30 days, we suspend your service. At that point, you can reactivate service for a one-time 48–hour extension. If you don’t fix payments within that timeframe, we suspend service again and you must fix your payment method to keep using your service.

Credit card payments

I just added my credit card. How long until it can be charged?

When you add a credit card, we can typically authorize and begin charging it right away. In some cases, however, this might take a few hours.

How long does it take to process a credit card payment?

When setting up a Google billing account

Your service will start running almost immediately after you enter valid credit card information in your new billing account. However, in some circumstances it can take a few hours.

When making a manual payment

When you make a manual payment, we check with your credit card provider right away to see if your card can accept the charge. If it can, we authorize your card almost immediately for the amount of your payment. See Make a manual payment or pay early.

If your account was suspended because an automatic payment was declined and you're paying off your balance to lift the suspension, service will resume once your payment is complete.

It might take several hours for the payment to appear in your transactions.

How do Google service charges appear on my credit card statement?
Google Workspace GSUITE_{DOMAIN_NAME}
Cloud Identity Premium GSUITE_{DOMAIN_NAME}

See details about Google charges in your account’s Transaction history.

If Google service charges appear on your credit card statement but you didn’t sign up for a Google billing account, contact Google Workspace support.

Bank accounts

How long until my bank account can be debited?

Before we can debit your new bank account, we need to verify that it’s yours. How long this takes depends on your location. If you’re in:

  • The U.K.—It takes about 2 days for us to verify your account. No action is required on your part.
  • The U.S. and Europe, outside the U.K.—You must verify the account before we can begin payments. You can do this by making a test deposit. This process can take up to 10 days, but it often happens much sooner. See Verify bank account with test deposit.
You can tell whether Google is still verifying your bank account if you see a Verification in progress or Mandate pending message on your Payments page. If you're setting up billing for the first time, your paid service won't begin until we verify your account.
Was this helpful?
How can we improve it?

Need more help?

Sign in for additional support options to quickly solve your issue