Advice and answers from the BitPay Team

For US Residents:

Your social security number is used to verify your identity so the card's issuing bank can fulfill its regulatory "Know Your Customer" requirements.

For Non-US Residents:

We are required by law and/or the card’s issuing licensed financial institution to collect ID and address information for each person who orders a BitPay Card. We do not require any additional information or documentation from users based on greater usage, so this verification is a one-time process. 

For US Residents: The BitPay Visa Prepaid Card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa, U.S.A. Inc. “Metropolitan” and “Metropolitan Commercial Bank” are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank © 2014. Use of the Card is subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable Cardholder Agreement and fee schedule, if any.

For Non-US Residents: The BitPay Visa® Prepaid Card is issued by Wave Crest Holdings Limited pursuant to a license from Visa® Europe. Visa® is a registered trademark of Visa Incorporated. Wave Crest Holdings Limited is a licensed electronic money institution by the Financial Services Commission, Gibraltar.

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