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I tried to purchase an app from Windows 8 app store. I can neither use my PayPal account nor my Visa card as it requires a United States address.

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Is your Visa card international ? – Ofiris Jan 26 '13 at 20:42
i don't know what is that mean but i already used it for amazon many times and it works and i also have a paypal account , but the problem isn't that they don't accept my visa , the problem that there's a section in the app store after you enter the credit card info they ask you to enter your address information the only country you can choose at that section is a united stats , and that's where the problem come – Albihany Aden Jan 26 '13 at 20:51
Did you try to add another payment details in – Ofiris Jan 26 '13 at 21:01
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If you're currently living outside the US and have your Home location in Windows' Region settings set to United States, it allows you to use English version of Microsoft Store, read reviews in English, etc.

However, this setting will prevent you from using your credit card issued outside the US for making purchases in the Microsoft Store. If you set a different country as your home location, this allows you to purchase apps using your non-US credit card, but it also ties you to the non-US part of the Microsoft store.

Please keep in mind this might prevent you from finding or installing apps if they are not present on the current version of the Microsoft Store due to geographical restrictions, specially if you buy an app in one store and then change to another version.

Source: MS Technet

Related: See the list of countries or regions where the Windows Store accepts payment in the local currency (MSDN).

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i never knew that that it integrate windows regional settings with the app store thanks that was exactly the answer to my question , now i happily can purchase from the app store :) – Albihany Aden Jan 26 '13 at 21:18

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