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Visa Payment Technology Partner Program

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Acquirer Implementation Guide (AIG) & Transaction Acceptance Device Guide(TADG)
Visa Smart Debit / Credit and Visa payWave U.S. Acquirer Implementation Guide (USAIG)Public
Published: Nov-16   Version: 2.2
A handbook for acquirers or acquirer processors responsible for the implementation of a Visa Smart Debit / Credit (VSDC) Visa Integrated Circuit Card Specification (VIS) or Visa payWave Visa Contactless Payment Specification (VCPS) program. The guide includes best practices and describes step-by-step implementation activities and checklists.
Transaction Acceptance Device Guide (TADG)Public
Published: Nov-16   Version: 3.1
Provides vendors, merchants, acceptance device deployers and acquirers or their agents with an overview of best practices for devices that process Visa magnetic stripe, contact chip and contactless transactions.

 

Payment Technology Partner Guides, Use/Test Cases, & Specs
Visa Fleet Chip Terminal Specification (VFC) 1.0.2Licensed
Published: Jul-14   Version: 1.0.2
Defines the Visa Fleet chip requirements used to supplement EMV compliant terminals, in support of Visa Fleet programs using contact chip transactions.
ADVT User GuideSubscriber Only
Published: Aug-16   Version: 6.1.1 - Revision A
Provides users with information on the expected terminal behaviors and expected results when each ADVT test case is executed. The Guide should be provided to toolkit users, along with the vendor-supplied ADVT card and host simulators.
US Debit ADVT / CDET Use CasesLicensed
Published: Nov-16   Version: 2.1
Describes US ADVT and CDET Debit use cases for testing contact and/or contactless terminals prior to US deployment.
U.S. Quick Chip and Minimum Terminal Configuration ADVT Use CasesLicensed
Published: Nov-16   Version: 1.5
A subset of ADVT test cases for terminals not configured for any offline functionality. This will allow for implementation to proceed with reduced testing cycles, fewer test cases, and a faster implementation time.
Cash Back Service GuideLicensed
Published: Apr-16   
This guide provides up-to-date information, tools and best practices for launching the Visa Cash-Back Service. It includes a comprehensive overview of the service as well as steps for implementation.
Quick Chip Specifications Public
Published: Jun-16   Version: 1.2
Provides the technical details for the modified use of standard EMV processing at the Point of Sale to enable a Quick Chip transaction, which minimizes the time a card must remain in the terminal.Version 1.2 adds considerations for Quick Chip use in ATMs.
Quick Chip Implementation StepsPublic
Published: Aug-16   Version: 1.0
An implementation best practice guide showing 3 steps for implementing Quick Chip.
Visa Minimum U.S. Online Only Terminal Configuration  NEWPublic
Published: Mar-17   
This white paper outlines the terminal configuration for a minimal implementation of on online-only EMV chip and contactless acceptance which leverages existing online magstripe infrastructure.
Visa Kernel Management Guidelines for Contact and Contactless Chip Terminal ImplementationsPublic
Published: Jan-17   
Provides a comprehensive summary of the terminal testing required prior to deployment, including the proper use of toolkits containing test cards and test cases. These toolkits ensure correct terminal configuration and provide a framework for integration testing, thereby ensuring that Visa's terminal requirements are being met for both EMV contact chip and contactless. The document includes detail on reporting requirements and a high-level overview of how to submit a report, as well as a list of related documents and other sources of information.
Chip Vendor Enabled Service Benefits Public
Published: Jul-16   
Describes the Visa Chip Vendor Enabled Service (CVES), which engages third-party chip tool vendors to execute mandatory ADVT and CDET testing on behalf of acquirers and processors, analyze the results and submit reports to Visa using CCRT. CVES vendors are listed in Visa U.S. Confirmed Third-party Chip Acceptance Tool Suppliers.
When Do You TestPublic
Published: Jan-16   
At-a-glance guidelines for Visa's EMV chip terminal testing requirements, including frequently asked questions and a graphical representation of when terminals need to be tested.
Visa U.S. EMV Chip Terminal Testing RequirementsPublic
Published: Jan-17   
Provides a comprehensive summary of the terminal testing required prior to deployment, including the proper use of toolkits containing test cards and test cases. insert space These toolkits ensure correct terminal configuration and provide a framework for integration testing, thereby ensuring that Visa's terminal requirements are being met for both EMV contact chip and contactless. Also includes information about Visa U.S. Chip Acquirer Self-Accreditation Program.
Chip Payment Acceptance for Restaurant Merchants Understanding Tip and Gratuity OptionsPublic
Published: Aug-15   
This document provides information on how to best manage tips and gratuities as the U.S. migrates to chip, and what options restaurant owners and other merchants in Travel and Entertainment can pursue.
Visa U.S. Confirmed Third-party Chip Acceptance Tool Suppliers  NEWPublic
Published: Feb-17   
Lists the confirmed third-party U.S. chip acceptance test tool vendors whose test tools have been confirmed by Visa as supporting specific Visa U.S. requirements.
U.S. Covered Visa Debit Card Vendor Fulfillment Request FormLicensed
Published: Nov-16   
Form to be used as part of the U.S. Covered Visa Debit Card request process.