Verified by Visa

Verified by Visa

Get an extra layer of security when you shop online 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. Activate the Verified by VISA feature
    Enroll your credit or debit card in the Verified by VISA program now or while shopping online.

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

  3. Enjoy enhanced security
    Enjoy added peace of mind. Activate Verified by VISA on your VISA credit and debit cards.

Activate the Verified by VISA Feature Now

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

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Activate Verified by VISA While You Shop

You may be able to activate Verified by VISA while shopping at a participating merchant in which you'll be asked to activate during the checkout. Here's what to expect.

If you are prompted to activate your VISA card during the checkout process at one of our participating online merchants, it's quick and easy. If your issuer is participating in Verified by VISA you may be asked to complete a brief activation process. To complete the process, you will verify your identity by answering a few simple questions then create your Verified by VISA password and you are done.

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, visit the Places to Shop section.


Read the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Verified by VISA program.