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Verified by Visa

Protect your Visa® credit card with a personal password, so only you can approve purchases when shopping online with participating retailers.


In addition to our other ways of preventing, detecting, and resolving fraud, we offer Verified by Visa®, a free, simple-to-use service that confirms your identity with an extra password when you make an online transaction.

How it works

1. Enroll your credit or debit card in the Verified by Visa® program now, or while shopping online.

2. Shop at participating online merchants that display the Verified by Visa® symbol for an added layer of protection.

3. Enjoy enhanced security and peace of mind when you activate Verified by Visa® on your Visa credit and debit cards.

Activate the Verified by Visa® feature

It’s easy and only takes a few moments to activate your card. You can activate here or during the checkout process at a participating online merchant. However you activate, your information is protected.

Once your card is activated, your card number will be recognized whenever you shop at a participating Verified by Visa® merchant. You will enter your password in the Verified by Visa® window, your identity will be verified and the transaction will be completed. In stores that are not yet Verified by Visa® enabled, your Visa® card will continue to work as usual.

Shop at participating online merchants

Look for the Verified by Visa® symbol, and you’ll know where you can shop online with extra security. For a list of participating online stores, click here.