The easiest way you can activate your Capital One credit card is online, through either their website or their mobile app. Alternately, you can activate your credit card by calling customer service at (800) 227-4825.
Here’s how to get Capital One to activate your card online:
Website: If you prefer to activate your credit card online, just go to Capital One’s activation page and log in (create an account, if necessary). Then, enter the 3-digit security code on the back of the card when prompted.
Mobile app: To activate your card through the mobile app, sign in with the same information as your online account. Tap your profile, then “Account Settings,” then “Activate Credit Card.” Enter the 3-digit security code when prompted to activate the card. The card will be available to use for purchases immediately after.
Calling to activate a Capital One card is probably the better option if you’re in a hurry because activating your card online requires creating an account first. But both aren’t too hard to do and don’t take all that much time. You can also find the instructions in the letter where you got your Capital One credit card or on the sticker attached to your credit card when you first get it.
It generally takes around 7 to 10 business days for a new Capital One credit card to arrive, although sometimes it can take less than that. But there is no way to request expedited shipping for new cards. To get a replacement card, on the other hand, takes 4-6 business days. Plus, if you pay for expedited delivery, it will only take 2-3 business days. … read full answer
Here’s how long it takes for a Capital One credit card to arrive:
New cards take around 7-10 business days to arrive, following account approval. You can’t pay to speed this up.
Replacement cards take 4-6 business days to arrive. You can cut that timeframe in half by paying the expedited delivery fee.
You may receive a decision instantly. However, sometimes it can take 7-10 business days for Capital One to process your application.
You can expect to have your Capital One credit card in hand anywhere from 2 weeks to a month after you apply.
Eligible cardholders can use their Capital One credit card before it arrives if they download the Capital One app. The app shows you all the card details. Keep in mind that not everyone is eligible for this feature.
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