A debit card in Europe is useful for expats, given that most places do not accept credit cards. One way in which you can get a debit card is from Rewire. There are no annual charges to use the debit card for both online and offline transactions.
Before ordering a debit card, ensure that you have completed your account registration & have your own IBAN account. Click here for How to get an IBAN account. You can then order your debit card by following the guide below. The debit card will take up to 14 business days to be delivered. In the meantime you can instantly activate and use your online Rewire card to start making online payments and shopping without the physical card. Click here to learn more.
1. Get Your Debit Card
When on the Home tab, click on Get Your Debit card to start the application for the card. If you are a new user continue to step 2 below. If you are an existing user you can skip to step 6.
2. Order your Rewire Debit Card
Go to the Account tab and click Order a debit card.
Identification for New Users
If you are a new customer you need to complete the identification process. Choose the form of ID you wish to upload for identification purposes from the followiing options:
– Passport (International),
– ID (EU issued), resident card (EU issued),
– Driving Licence (EU issue)
Position the photo ID is inside the rectangle to set up the photo and click the white button. Make sure all 4 corners are visible inside the rectangle and check readability after, it should be clear and not blurry. Then you can click “Submit”
Take a selfie, click “take a selfie” then make sure your face is inside the white oval shape and click the white circle button. Then check your selfie after.
Fill in your address, starting with street name and then house/building number, apartment number, post code, city and followed by entering the date of birth and click “continue.”
Fill in your address, starting with street name and then house/building number, apartment number, post code, city andd followed by entering date of birth and click “continue.”
3. Start Your Order
Click Order Card. Make sure you have a sufficient balance in your account. If you have a sufficient amount, skip to step 6. If you have an insufficient amount, go to step 4. Please note that the delivery fee is €14.95. Complete 2 international transfers and enjoy a delivery fee of only €4.95.
4. Load Money
Click Load Money and load your account with a sufficient amount.
5. Complete Your Order
Click Complete order.
6. Order Card
Click Order card.
7. Fill in your address
Approve you address details: your street, house number, apartment number, postal code, and city. Then, click Next.
8. Pay Delivery Fee and Confirm Your Order
To confirm your order, click Pay.
9. Your Rewire Card is on Its Way
Your card will be delivered to you within 14 business days.
10. Activate Your Card
Once you have your IBAN, you can activate your card online and use it for online purchases and payments without the physical card. Click on Activate Card.
11. Get Your Pincode
After you activate your card, you can view your pin code by clicking the Show card Pincode button.
You are done!
Just sit back and relax while your free debit card arrives soon. Next step is to activate your new debit card. For a guide on activating your card click click here.