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. Shop at participating online merchants
Visit online merchants that display the Verified by Visa symbol; it's your assurance that your transaction will have an added layer of protection. When you submit an order at a participating online store, a Verified by Visa window will appear automatically. Enter your password, submit, and you're done. If you have not yet activated your Visa card, just enter the authentication information when prompted and create a password. For a list of participating online stores, visit the Places to Shop section.
2. Activate Verified by Visa While You Shop
You can enroll your card in the Verified by Visa program while shopping online. Visit Verified by Visa to enroll today.
You may be prompted to activate your Visa card during the checkout process at one of our participating online merchants.
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 participating in Verified by Visa enabled, your Visa card will continue to work as usual.
3. Enjoy enhanced security
You can enjoy the peace of mind of Verified by Visa by activating both Visa credit and check cards. Look for the Verified by Visa symbol, and you'll know where you can shop online with extra security.
Read the answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Verified by Visa program.