How to migrate your Microsoft Account (a.k.a. Live ID) to a different country

Yes! It’s possible to migrate your Microsoft Account, previously known as Live ID, to another country in a few clicks! In the past this wasn’t possible but since 16th of January 2013 this can be done in a few clicks.

In order to change country of your Microsoft Account, follow these steps:

  • Log in to and choose “My Account”
  • On the bottom right, choose  “Change Xbox account region”
  • Choose “Next” and select your country.
  • Choose “I agree” to finalize your migration.

FYI: it’s only possible to change region once every three months.

That’s it!

Comments (8)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nice article and very helpful ..

  2. dstruct2k says:

    No help here, my gamertag and my Microsoft account seem to have different regions set on them. Can't change the gamertag to a region it's already in, and can't change the Microsoft account itself anywhere.

  3. colin says:

    Thanks.  Works.  As opposed to inane live chat with Microsoft which doesn't.

  4. Anonymous says:

    My role has previously primarily focused on Microsoft Intune, nowadays it’s more towards our whole Enterprise

  5. EmUk says:

    Thank you so much this was doing my head in!

  6. Sim says:

    Not at all helpful.

  7. zanyar says:

    how to change it again if i changed last week

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