The US Unlocked Card is a payment card with US billing address that allows you to buy from mostly any US website as well as to download from iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and many more.
To be able to get the US Unlocked Card you need to sign up first. This only takes a minute. Then go to the US Unlocked Card page.
Step 1: Pay the application fee
You are also prompted to provide the following information regarding the government ID you will upload:
- ID type (for example: passport or driver's license)
- ID number (the document number of the passport or driver's license)
- Country issued
Step 2: Upload documentation
Please, upload 2 documents:
- one valid government issued photo ID like a passport or driver's licence
- one recent (not older than 3 months) bill or statement that was addressed to your name to the address in your account. Accepted documents are: (cell) phone bill, gas or electricity bill and a bank or credit card statement. Screen shot
If your documents are written in a language that does not use the Roman alphabet, please opt for a passport and a credit card statement as these are usually written in English.
If you receive an email stating that your ID verification status is incomplete, please log into your account and check if any message was left for you in the notes field which indicates what step to take to get the accepted status.
For more information on why we need these documents and how we treat this sensitive informtion, please check here.
step 3: Make card load payment
Now that your ID verification status is accepted, you can make a card load payment. Just submit the desired load amount and the load fees are automatically added when linked to the payment page. Screen shot
Although we strive to have card load payments clear to the cards as soon as possible, it may take 2-4 business days. Our business days run from Monday to Friday. For example: if you make a card load payment on a Thursday, the funds will be put on your card on our before the Tuesday after. Bank holidays may cause an extra delay.
Your US Unlocked Card is issued when the first card load payment clears. The US Unlocked Card is a virtual card which means that you will not receive a plastic card in the mail. All the card details needed to make online payments will show to you in your account on the US Unlocked Card page.
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