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How to Activate Your Check Card

Activate your new U.S. Bank Visa® Check Card by using Internet Banking today!

  • Before you start using your U.S. Bank Check Card, you’ll need to activate it.
  • It’s fast, easy and convenient to activate your new card. Just choose “New Customer” or “Existing Customer” from the tabs below.
New Customers
It’s easy and convenient to activate your U.S. Bank Check Card.

Your new check card and Personal Identification Number (PIN) will arrive separately in the mail. Once you receive both, you can activate your check card by doing any one of the following:

  • Making a deposit or withdrawal at any ATM.1
  • Calling us toll free at 800-236-3838.
  • Bringing your check card to your local U.S. Bank branch, and asking your banker to activate it for you.
After you've activated your card, simply sign your name on the back and start using it.
Existing Customers
It’s fast and easy to activate your U.S. Bank Check Card. If you're a U.S. Bank Internet Banking customer, simply:
  1. Log in to Internet Banking.
  2. Select  "Customer Service Center".
  3. Select  "Check Card Options".
  4. Select  "Activate Your Check Card".
Not an Internet Banking Customer Yet?
First, call 800-236-3838 and activate your check card. Then, enroll in U.S. Bank Internet Banking. This valuable, free service lets you bank when and where it's convenient, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get details.
Why Choose a Check Card from U.S. Bank?
With U.S. Bank, you get the strength of our national presence — and the friendliness of a local bank. We offer a wide range of financial products, including many exclusive free services. With more than 5,300 bilingual ATMs, we offer convenient access nationwide and great service. With more than 3,000 branches across the U.S., we also offer the personal service you expect from a community bank. Plus, you can reach us 24 hours a day at and at 800-US BANKS (800-872-2657).
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  1. Not all ATMs accept deposits and payments. Transaction fees may apply when used at non U.S. Bank ATMs. Other ATM owners may assess a usage fee.

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Deposit products offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Member FDIC.


The issuer of the U.S. Bank Visa Check Card is U.S. Bank National Association, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.

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