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

You can enroll your card in the Verified by Visa program now or while shopping online. 


Activate the Verified by Visa feature

It's easy and only takes a few moments to activate your card. You can do it right here Verified by Visa or when prompted during the checkout process at one of our participating online merchants. Either way, your information is protected.


Why should I sign up for Verified by Visa?

Visa offers comprehensive fraud protection, but Verified by Visa goes even a step further, adding an extra layer of security at the point where you enter credit card information online. The service helps prevent unauthorized online use before it happens by confirming your identity with an additional password. Activating your card is quick and easy - then you're done.


Doesn't Visa already protect my card from theft and fraud?

Visa's multiple layers of protection give you an extraordinary level of security, so you can feel confident whenever and wherever you use your card. Verified by Visa is only one part of our five-layer system to prevent, detect, and resolve security issues. Specifically designed to make online shopping experiences safer and more secure, Verified by Visa gives you extra control over your Internet transactions.


How do I shop with Verified by Visa?

When you pay with your Visa card, the Verified by Visa service launches automatically at participating online stores. After you enter your Visa card number and submit your order, a Verified by Visa window will appear and your card issuer will display an authentication page. Enter your information and password and click submit. Once your identity is verified, your checkout continues.


Where can I shop using Verified by Visa?

Wherever you see the Verified by Visa symbol, you know you can shop with an added layer of security. For a list of participating online stores, visit the Places to Shop section. Whenever you use your activated card to pay at participating online stores, your Visa card number will automatically be recognized and the Verified by Visa password window will appear. Your password will be required to complete the purchase.


Enjoy enhanced security

You can enjoy the peace of mind of Verified by Visa by activating your visa check cards. 

Look for the Verified by Visa symbol, and you'll know where you can shop online with extra security.