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Acquirer Implementation Guide (AIG) & Transaction Acceptance Device Guide(TADG)
EMV Newsletter (July 2020)Public
Published: Jul-20   
Visa Ready Tap to Pay Program including a list of participating providers.
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (May 20)Public
Published: May-20   
Visa offers free tap to pay signage for merchants.
EMV Newsletter_AFD_(May 2020)Public
Published: May-20   
Visa Operational Business Response to COVID19 U.S. Automated Fuel Dispenser EMV Liability Shift Delayed to 2021.
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (May 20)Public
Published: May-20   
Visa offers free tap to pay signage for merchants.
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Apr 20)Public
Published: Apr-20   
Merchant Options for Reducing Cardholder Interaction During COVID19 and Free Contactless Signage available..
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Mar 20)Public
Published: Mar-20   
Visa U.S. Qualified Tap to Pay Point of Sale Program Recognition Awards Ceremony 5 Providers recognized for optimal tap to pay optimal POS experience and program extension details available.
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Jan 20)Public

Visa announces a new program where technology partners receive recognition from Visa for having an optimal Tap to Pay POS experience. This program is intended to get technology partners to improve their existing POS experience.
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Dec 19)Public
Published: Dec-19   
Read about reminders for testing when deploying Quick Chip for EMV and Contactless Point-of-Sale Terminals.
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Nov 19)Public
Published: Nov-19   
Read about items of interest when deploying Quick Chip for EMV and Contactless and Brand Standards Requirements for Contactless Point-of-Sale Terminals.
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Oct 19)Public
Published: Oct-19   
Abstract: Read about items of interest when deploying Quick Chip for EMV and Contactless and Streamlining Contactless Level 3 Chip Certifications.
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Aug 19)Public
Published: Aug-19   
Read about items of interest when deploying Quick Chip for EMV and Contactless and Streamlining Contactless Level 3 Chip Certifications.
EMV Newsletter Did You Know (May 19))Public
Published: May-19   Version: May 2019
Visa has introduced a streamlined Level 3 (L3) testing process when using a Terminal Management System or Electronic Payment Server architecture in the U.S. In addition, Visa is reminding clients of the expiry periods for L1, L2 and L3 Letters of Approval for contact and contactless. Visa also reminds clients of the U.S. contactless chip acceptance requirements that took effect in April 2019.
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Jan 19)Public
Published: Jan-19   
New requirements to disable MSD, Best Practices for Point of Sale Signage
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Dec 18)Public
Published: Dec-18   
Upcoming Visa Contactless Chip acceptance requirements
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Aug 18)Public
Published: Aug-18   
Read about items of interest when deploying Quick Chip for EMV and Contactless and Streamlining Contactless Level 3 Chip Certifications.
EMV Newsletter - Did You Know (Oct Nov 18)Public
Published: Oct-18   
Read about chip card acceptance device renewal policy changes and Visa U.S. streamlined acquirer contactless chip Level 3 chip certification.
U.S. Merchant Contactless Chip Deployment Quick Reference Guide  NEWPublic
Published: Nov-22   
Describes merchant qVSDC deployment along with recommended CVM approach and other terminal settings.
Visa Smart Debit / Credit (VSDC) Contact and Contactless U.S. Acquirer Implementation Guide (USAIG)Public
Published: Jun-20   Version: 3.0
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 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: Jan-20   Version: 3.2
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.

 

Electric Vehicle Charge Open Payments
EMV Chip News November 2021Public
Published: Nov-21   
Electric Vehicle Charging solutions are reminded to use Merchant Category Code (MCC) 5552 and understand the authorization models available if offering electric vehicle charging services

The Future of Electric Vehicle Charging | Visa
Refer to visa.com for more details on electric vehicle charging.

Electric Vehicle Charging Open Payment Framework with ISO 15118, is available for download at www.securetechalliance.org/publications-electric-vehicle-charging-open-payment-framework-with-iso-15118/

A summary of the fundamentals of ISO 15118 and EMV payment technology
Electric Vehicle Charging Payments Innovations Webinar – Secure Technology Alliance (securetechalliance.org)

Payment Technology Partner Guides, Use/Test Cases, & Specs
Payment Technology Partner Guides, Use/Test Cases, & Specs ScheduleSubscriber Only
Current list of materials included in the Payment Technology Partner Guides, Use/Test Cases, & Specs Schedule. This list will be updated periodically and applies to all companies with an Active license for this category.
Global Chip Acquirer Self-Accreditation ProgramPublic
Published: Mar-21   
This provides a high-level overview of the Visa Global Chip Acquirer Self-Accreditation Program.
Visa Fleet and Automatic Fuel Dispenser RecommendationsPublic
Published: Dec-19   
This document is intended for U.S. retail petroleum merchants, acquirers, processors and terminal providers who are planning deployments of EMV chip terminals in the U.S., as well as issuers and processors who are planning to issue fleet chip cards.
U.S. Merchant Contactless Chip Deployment Quick Reference Guide  NEWPublic
Published: Nov-22   
Describes merchant qVSDC deployment along with recommended CVM approach and other terminal settings.
Cash Back Service GuideLicensed
Published: Oct-20   
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 For EMV and qVSDC SpecificationsPublic
Published: Jul-17   Version: 2.0
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 2 of this specification adds guidance for supporting EMV contactless, i.e., qVSDC (quick Visa Smart Debit Credit), with Quick Chip.
Quick Chip Implementation GuideLicensed
Published: Jun-18   Version: 1.0.2
This guide is designed to help U.S. acquirers, merchants and vendors prepare the terminal and the corresponding payment infrastructure to support a Quick Chip and/or Quick Contactless implementation. Quick Chip for EMV and qVSDC (Quick Chip and Quick Contactless) is a specification enhancement from Visa that simplifies the POS implementation, speeds up checkout times, and provides a streamlined, common checkout process, regardless of payment form factor.
Quick Chip Implementation StepsPublic
Published: May-17   Version: 1.1
An implementation best practice guide showing 3 steps for implementing Quick Chip.
Visa Minimum U.S. Online Only Terminal ConfigurationPublic
Published: Jan-22   
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 Tap to Pay Adhesive Micro Tag RequirementsSubscriber Only
Published: Dec-21   Version: 2.0
This document provides information about Visa requirements for adhesive micro tags supporting the Visa Tap to Pay application. These requirements are unique to adhesive micro tags and do not apply to other Visa contactless form factors. Any testing of adhesive micro tags must conform to these requirements.
When Do You TestPublic
Published: Aug-22   
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: Aug-22   
Provides a comprehensive summary of the terminal testing required prior to deployment, . This testing ensures correct terminal configuration and provides 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 the Visa U.S. Chip Acquirer Self-Accreditation Program.
Chip Payment Acceptance for Restaurant Merchants Understanding Tip and Gratuity OptionsPublic
Published: Feb-19   
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.
EMVCo-Qualified and Visa-Confirmed L3 Test Tools  NEWPublic
Published: Nov-22   
Lists the confirmed EMVCo-Qualified and Visa-Confirmed L3 Test Tools.
U.S. EMV Terminal Requirements to Ensure Interoperability With Canada-issued Co-badged CardsPublic
Published: Feb-18   
Visa is clarifying requirements to ensure that U.S. EMV terminals can properly originate transactions from Canada-issued co-badged credit and debit cards. It is critical that vendors implement these changes to ensure interoperability.
Visa Solution for Canadian Co-BadgedPublic
Published: Feb-18