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Waiting for your balance to update after a payment

The time it takes to see your payment reflected in your AdWords account depends on how you pay your bill. Here's what you can expect:

  • Check. It can take up to five business days after we receive your check to update your AdWords balance. If you mail your payment internationally, it can take longer.
  • Wire transfer. It can take up to five business days after initiating the transfer to update your AdWords account balance.

Learn where you can find your payments once they're posted in your AdWords account, and find tips on how to make successful payments.

Where you can see your payment

Once we've processed your payment, you'll see it reflected in these places after you click the gear icon and choose Billing & payments:

  • Summary - In the "Amount due" section, look for "Your last payment was on" to find the date and amount of your most recently processed payment.
  • Invoices - You'll see the "Amount paid" and "Balance" columns updated on the table here when a payment has been applied to one or more invoices.
  • Transactions - Payments appear as line items in your monthly tables. Choose "Summary view" to quickly separate payments from costs.
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