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Sending Encrypted Materials to Visa via Email

To send encrypted documents or emails to Approval Services and Security contacts, please use the public keys, contained in the Visa PGP Public Keys zip file (July 2015). Please contact Approval Services for more information.

Visa Chip Security Program

The Visa Chip Security Program (VCSP) provides security testing for all Visa chip-based payment products globally, including Visa Europe (VE). It is designed around industry best practices for open and transparent assessments. Your Security contact, Dr. Hans Van Tilburg, may be contacted by email or phone (+1 650-432-3512). Emails should be encrypted using Mr. Tilburg’s public key listed in the Visa PGP Public Keys file listed in the above section.

Visa Chip Bulletins and Announcements

To access, please see Bulletins and Announcements in the Library.

Visa Approved and Compliant Products
Visa Compliant Mobile Products  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Lists mobile products that have been found compliant by Visa and are authorized to be listed by the vendor.
Visa Compliant Mobile Products (Alternate Format)  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Spreadsheet format of Visa Compliant Mobile Products for machine readers
Visa Approved Applets for Chip Cards  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Updated monthly, lists chip card applets that have been approved by Visa.
Visa Approved Applets for Mobile Products  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Lists approved applets for mobile products
Visa Approved Contact Cards   NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Contact-only chip cards that have been approved by Visa and authorized to be listed by the vendor.
Visa Approved Dual Interface Cards  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Lists dual-interface chip cards that have been approved by Visa and authorized to be listed by the vendor.
Visa Approved Chip Card Devices Supporting Visa Contactless Payments  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Lists approved contactless chip card acceptance devices
Visa Approved Contactless IRWIN Readers  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Lists approved contactless IRWIN readers
Visa Approved Adhesive Micro-Tags  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Lists approved adhesive micro-tags
Visa Compliant Inlays for Wearables with Static Contactless Chip  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Compliant inlays for non-card products with a static contactless chip.
Visa Recognized Testing Laboratories
Visa Recognized Testing Laboratories  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Laboratories recognized by Visa to perform chip testing.
Acceptance Devices
Chip Acceptance Device Testing and Approval RequirementsPublic
Published: Oct-16   Version: 4.3
Provides an overview of the device testing process for products tested at a Visa-recognized laboratory. It includes information needed by device vendors and Visa personnel about required testing for all devices supporting chip card products that carry the
Device Questionnaire and ICS   NEWPublic
Published: Apr-17   
Must be submitted for each chip card acceptance device that a device vendor wishes to have tested for approval. Visa will use the questionnaire to determine if the device is eligible for testing and what testing would be required.
Fleet Device Questionnaire and ICSPublic
Published: Oct-16   
Must be submitted for each chip card acceptance device that a device vendor wishes to have tested for Fleet approval. Visa will use the Visa Fleet Chip for Terminals Questionnaire and Implementation Conformance Statement form to determine if the device is eligible for testing and what testing would be required.
Fleet Acceptance Device Testing and Approval RequirementsPublic
Published: Oct-16   
Chip Cards
Chip Card Testing and Approval RequirementsPublic
Published: Nov-16   Version: 6.9
Process and requirements for chip card testing and approval
Chip Card Questionnaire  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   Version: 05/03/2017
Form used for submitting chip card products to Approval Services.
Visa Card Lifecycle ManagementPublic
Published: Dec-15   
Describes the shift to a new card lifecycle
Visa Card Lifecycle Management FAQPublic
Published: Feb-16   
FAQ for the new Visa card lifecycle
Mobile
Mobile Proximity Payment Product QuestionnairePublic
Published: Feb-17   Version: 2/16/2017
Visa Mobile Proximity Payment Testing and Compliance RequirementsPublic
Published: Jun-16   Version: 5.4
Mobile Tested Combinations List  NEWPublic
Published: May-17   
Mobile FAQPublic
Published: Jun-15   
Visa Secure Element Renewal and Lifecycle ManagementPublic
Published: Mar-15   Version: 1.0
Visa payWave for Mobile Testing Compliance Guidelines OEM MNOPublic
Published: Oct-12   Version: 1.1
Vendor Guide For Interoperability TestingPublic
Published: Oct-15   Version: August 2015
Security
Visa Chip Security Program - Security Testing ProcessPublic
Published: Oct-14   Version: 2.0
Describes the Visa chip security program and provides information for chip suppliers, chip card vendors, manufacturers, issuers, test laboratories and Visa staff to support the risk evaluation process.
Flash Memory FAQPublic
Published: Sep-10   Version: 3.0
Visa Security Program: Flash Memory FAQ