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The official Google Play support instructions: change the Google Play country
The official Google Play support instructions: change the Google Play country
11-15-2014 - 02:25 AM
 fjam
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If you're having issues viewing your intended country's Play Store and would like to change your default payment method or update an existing billing address in Google Wallet, please use the following steps:

1) Sign into your Google Wallet account to manage your payment methods (https://wallet.google.com/manage/paymentMethods)

2) Delete all of your payment methods from Google Wallet, and only add a card to one with a billing address located inside your desired country

3) Open the Play Store and navigate to any item available for download

4) Click to begin a download until you reach the "Accept and buy" screen (no need to complete the purchase)

5) Close the Play Store and clear data for the Google Play Store application (Settings > Apps > Google Play Store > Clear Data) or clear your browser cache

6) Re-open the Play Store. You should now see the Play Store that matches your default payment instrument's billing country.If you haven't yet added a payment method to your account for the first time, please add a card directly from the Play Store with a billing address that matches your intended country location. Then, follow steps 3 through 6 to show your intended country's Play Store.

Following these instructions allowed me to install apps limited to my new country without making a purchase.What turned out to actually do it in the end, was to make an actual purchase.
In Google wallet, I had updated all my information, as well as added a new card with my new address attached to it. This in itself however didn't seem to be enough.
Later though, I actually purchased something through Play using the new card, and after that I could access things in Play that previously could not due to regional restrictions.There may be some form of prioritization between different cards, so it's possible that you need to remove your pre-existing cards as well.
Michael Hoffman mentions that it may be enough to Click to begin a download until you reach the "Accept and buy" screen and thus there is no need to complete the purchase.

Otherwise, getting a refund after the purchase could save you the money.For those moving countries, it might be useful to check Googles acceptable Payment methods page.I don't know if it's necessary, but user Ikon also adds this after adding a new card: Went to the apps settings and wiped Play's data. Rebooted phone, accepted terms again for Play and now I can install

If you followed all the above steps, including adding a new credit card with a new billing address, but it didn't work. So then I went to wallet.google.com, Settings, and changed my Home Address, then went to the Address book tab and removed my old address. I was then prompted to accept the new Terms and Conditions for my new country. Went to the device settings and cleared the data for the Google Play Store application (Settings > Apps > Google Play Store > Clear Data).
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