Using quickbook in a foreign country

Can I use QB in a foreign country using their local currency? I understand that the use of apps will be limited, but I would like to maintain their books using QBs. Not sure if the QB has a multi language reporting etc. It will be ideal to be able to provide invoices in Spanish, etc. I can create a template for that, but I wanted to know if this is an option in QB. I understand the multicurrency function, but I want to operate strictly in the local currency. 

Can this be possible?


1 person found this helpful

Greetings, info.

Good news! The options you're looking for are available in QuickBooks Online.

Just make sure that you're using the right international version of QuickBooks for your country. Once you've taken care of that, here's how you can set them up:

To set up the language

  1. Click the Gear icon.
  2. Select Account and Settings.
  3. Go to the Advanced tab.
  4. In the Language section, click the pencil icon.
  5. Chose your desired language from the drop-down menu.
  6. Click Save, then Done.

To set up the Multicurrency feature with the right home currency

  1. Click the Gear icon.
  2. Select Account and Settings.
  3. Go to the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the pencil (edit) icon in the Currency section.
  5. From the Home Currency drop-down menu, make sure to select the correct currency.
  6. Check the Multicurrency checkbox.
  7. Click Save, then Done.

For more information about this, you can check out this article: About Multi-currency

Don't hesitate to keep in touch with me. I’ll be around if you have any questions about QuickBooks. Have a great day!
Was this answer helpful? Yes No
IntuitKristyS , Community Support Specialist
Employee SuperUser

No answers have been posted

More Actions

People come to QuickBooks Learn & Support for help and answers—we want to let them know that we're here to listen and share our knowledge. We do that with the style and format of our responses. Here are five guidelines:

  1. Keep it conversational. When answering questions, write like you speak. Imagine you're explaining something to a trusted friend, using simple, everyday language. Avoid jargon and technical terms when possible. When no other word will do, explain technical terms in plain English.
  2. Be clear and state the answer right up front. Ask yourself what specific information the person really needs and then provide it. Stick to the topic and avoid unnecessary details. Break information down into a numbered or bulleted list and highlight the most important details in bold.
  3. Be concise. Aim for no more than two short sentences in a paragraph, and try to keep paragraphs to two lines. A wall of text can look intimidating and many won't read it, so break it up. It's okay to link to other resources for more details, but avoid giving answers that contain little more than a link.
  4. Be a good listener. When people post very general questions, take a second to try to understand what they're really looking for. Then, provide a response that guides them to the best possible outcome.
  5. Be encouraging and positive. Look for ways to eliminate uncertainty by anticipating people's concerns. Make it apparent that we really like helping them achieve positive outcomes.

Select a file to attach:

Qb community
Looking for advice from other business owners?

Visit our QuickBooks Community site.