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How to change your Google Play country

If you move to a new country, you may want to change your Google Play country. Your Google Play country determines what content you see in the store. The apps, games and other content in the Store can vary by country.

  • You can only change your Play country once per year. If you change your country, you won’t be able to change it back for one year.
    • When you change your country, you won’t be able to use your Google Play balance that you have in your old country in your new country.
    • You may lose access to some books, movies, TV shows, games and apps.
  • To change your country, you need to set up a new country in Google Play.
    • To set up a new country, you must be in that country and have a payment method from the new country.

Change your Google Play country

  1. In a browser, go to pay.google.com.
  2. At the top, click Settings.
  3. Under 'Payments profile', next to 'Country/Region', click Edit Edit .
  4. To create a new Google Pay profile and link it to a new country or region:
    1. Click Create new profile.
    2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
      • The first payment method must be from the country or region for which you add a profile.
      • Add payment methods from other countries or regions after you set up your profile.
  5. The Google Play Store automatically changes to the new country or region. Country changes can take up to 48 hours, but you may notice the change sooner.

Fix problems when you update your Google Play country

If you can't change your Google Play country or don't see the option to, try the following:

Clear your cache and data
  1. On your phone or tablet, open the Settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications and then See all apps.
  3. Scroll down and tap Google Play Store Google Play.
  4. Tap Storage and then Clear cache.
  5. Tap Clear storage and then OK.
Make sure that your app is updated
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Settings.
  3. Tap Play Store version. The app will update, or notify you that your version is up to date.
Delete a payments profile

If you experience issues when you try to update your country in Google Play, one potential solution is to:

  1. Create a new payments profile.
  2. Delete your old country-specific payments profile.

What happens when you change countries

What happens to your Google Play balance when you change countries
Important: You can change your Play country once per year. If you change your country, you'll need to wait a year to change it again.

Your Google Play balance is linked to your Google Play country. If you have Google Play balance and change countries, you won’t be able to use that balance in your new country.

Your balance will still be linked to your old country. If you change back to your old country, you will be able to use it again.

What happens to your Google Play Points when you change countries
Your Google Play Points are linked to your Google Play country. When you change countries, you'll lose all points and your level will not carry over to your new country.
Google Play Pass

Your Google Play Pass subscription will continue to auto-renew. 

If Play Pass is available in your new country: your access will remain the same.

If Play Pass isn't available: you’ll still have access to apps installed on your device, but you won’t be able to browse or install additional Play Pass apps. Learn how to manage your Google Play Pass subscription.

Tip: Some apps won't be available in certain countries.
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