Call the card issuer or visit the issuer website to register a prepaid Visa card, according to Visa. The issuer usually supplies information about registering the card. This information may also be on the back of the card.
Prepaid Visa cards may be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted, states Visa. Card holders use the card just like a credit card is used. Cashiers take the card and ask for a signature on the receipt. Card holders can also swipe the card and designate it as credit. Designating the card as debit may result in decline since most prepaid Visa cards do not come with personal identification numbers.
When making a purchase greater than the remaining balance, an additional form of payment may need to be used to cover the difference, explains Visa. Cashiers deduct the balance on the card from the total amount due. In online purchases, the name, address and phone number need to be the same as those provided when registering the card. Card holders can update their information by calling the issuer or visiting the issuer website.
For a lost or stolen prepaid Visa card, contact the issuer by calling, or review provided materials to determine the issuer's policy for lost or stolen cards, explains Visa. Signing the back of the card can prevent anyone else from using it if stolen.