You can get an Apple Card without SSN, by using your ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) instead. You can just fill in this information in the box where you would normally put your SSN.
Please note that the only way to apply for the Apple Card is through either the card’s webpage or the Wallet app on an iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad.
How to Get an Apple Card Without SSN
Sign in to iCloud and open the Wallet app on your device.
Tap the “Add” button (a plus sign), select the Apple Card, and click “continue.”
Fill in the application with your name, date of birth, phone number, address, last four ITIN digits, citizenship status, and income.
Accept the terms and conditions and submit your application.
If you are approved for the Apple Card, you will see an initial credit limit and APR. You can choose whether to accept or reject the offer. If you accept, there will be a hard pull of your credit. Otherwise, there will not be a hard pull, but you will not get the card.
The Apple Card’s credit score requirement is 700+. This means that you need at least good to get this card. While it’s possible to be approved with a lower score due to a high income or other positive factors, it’s best to not take the risk.
Other Factors that Determine Your Apple Card Approval Odds
But an applicant’s credit score isn’t the only factor that plays a part in approval for the Apple Card. Many other factors are taken into consideration like your income, existing debts, recent credit inquiries and more. Checking your credit score before applying is always a good idea, as is looking over your credit report to make sure there are no errors or blatant negatives that you need to fix.
Applying for the Apple Credit Card does lead to a hard inquiry into an applicant’s credit report, but only at a certain point in the application process. First, Goldman Sachs, the card’s issuer, does a harmless soft pull of the applicant’s credit. Some people may be denied right away based on this soft pull. People who seem to qualify for the card based on the soft pull will then get to see an offer for what their initial credit limit and APR would be. If they accept this offer, Goldman Sachs will then do a hard pull to finalize the application.… read full answer
So in short, everyone who gets the Apple Credit Card will have to go through a hard pull, which will temporarily drop their credit score by a few points. But people who are immediately denied or who do not accept the card’s credit limit and APR offer only have a soft pull, which will not affect their score.
The Apple Card uses the credit bureau TransUnion for approval, according to Apple’s website. But it is possible that Goldman Sachs (the issuer of the Apple Card) will pull credit reports from other bureaus as well. The website says, “TransUnion and other credit bureaus.”
Apple mostly emphasizes TransUnion, though, and specifically says to make sure you don’t have a freeze on your TransUnion credit report. A freeze would prevent that report from being pulled, and prevent the applicant from being approved.… read full answer
If you’re approved for the Apple Credit Card, Goldman Sachs will report monthly to TransUnion. But they will not report to Experian or Equifax at this point in time.
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