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When you receive a new Visa credit card, you should activate it immediately. Leaving an unactivated credit card unattended could lead to identity theft, because someone could steal the card and activate it. You will be able to activate your card by one or more methods including by phone, online, by using a customer account, or with mobile banking.


To activate a credit card, start by finding the card's activation information, which can usually be found on a sticker or in a packet that came with the card. Then, visit the provided website and set up an account with your credit card company. Once you have an account, log in and enter all of your card information to activate it.


You can activate a Visa credit card by calling the number on the back of your card or through the issuer’s website. Different cards will have different options. When you receive your Visa card in the mail, it should come with a set of instructions for activating.


Activate your U.S. Bank Visa ® Debit Card Your new U.S. Bank Visa Debit Card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) will arrive separately in the mail for your security. If you use Online Banking or Mobile Banking (including the mobile app), you can activate your debit card immediately when it arrives.


How Do You Activate a Visa Credit Card? Options for activating a Visa credit card include calling the number on the sticker attached to the card, activating it online or activating it through an automated teller machine, according to CreditCards.com. Banks require activation to prevent fraud.


There are a number of ways to activate your Visa credit card. Please note that each card holder will need to activate their own card. To activate your Credit Card in Web Branch, click Manage Cards. Choose Activate Card and you will be prompted to enter your card number and expiration date. Call us directly at 608-232-5000 or 800-533-6773.


Visa Gift cards can be used for purchases just like you use your other cards. Many Visa Gift cards are activated automatically upon purchase and may be used immediately. However, some cards must be activated before they can be used. Follow the activation instructions provided by the issuer with your card.


How to Activate a Credit Card Receiving a new credit card is a regular part of the process of opening a new credit card account or renewing your existing card with a new expiration date. But once you get that new card in the mail, you need to activate it.