To apply for a GO Mastercard, go to the card's official website to confirm eligibility, and then proceed with filling out an application, according to the General Electric Company. The application process takes less than 10 minutes, and most applicants receive a response in less than 60 seconds.
To be eligible, the applicant must be at least 18 years of age and be a permanent resident of Australia, as the General Electric Company explains. The applicant also needs a driver's license, passport or proof-of-age identification card; income information; and a contact number for an employer. For some applications, more information may be necessary for approval, and the site notifies applicants of such necessary documents or details. Determining approval and the credit limit on the card depends on the applicant's credit rating and confirmation of the applicant's identity to prevent fraud.
Once the application is approved, the applicant receives a card in five to 10 days, as the General Electric Company reports. The new member has to activate the card before using it, which is a precaution that ensures the correct person receives the card. Individuals activate the card by calling the provided activation number, and the member follows prompts to select a personal identification number. After completing this process, individuals can use the card immediately.