How it works

Verified by Visa is easy to use and gives you complete confidence when shopping online.

Verified by Visa is simply an additional layer of security, adding one extra step to the process of paying for something online. Once you’ve signed up, your Visa card will continue to work just as normal and you’ll still be able to use it with retailers who are not yet offering Verified by Visa.

Our step-by-step guide takes you through the process of using Verified by Visa:

  • Choose what you want to buy online
  • Go to the checkout page
  • Enter your Visa card details as usual
  • The website will tell you whether or not it offers Verified by Visa
  • You’ll see the personal message you provided when you signed up to Verified by Visa – this assures you that it really is your card issuer that is asking for your password
  • Enter your password and click 'submit’
  • Your identity is confirmed and your purchase is safely complete.

Verified by Visa online demos

Our online demos take you through the process of signing up for and using Verified by Visa.

Signing up for Verified by Visa directly with your card issuer
Watch the demo (Flash format, 0.3MB)

Signing up for Verified by Visa when shopping online
Watch the demo (Flash format, 0.4MB)

Using Verified by Visa when shopping online
Watch the demo (Flash format, 0.3MB)