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
Activate the Verified by Visa feature
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.
Activate Verified by Visa while you shop
You may be able to activate Verified by Visa while shopping at a participating merchant. If your issuer offers this option, 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.