Lisa Cahill, Credit Cards Moderator
To activate a Capital One Journey credit card, call the number on the activation sticker that’s attached to the card or go to the Capital One activation website, which will also be noted on the sticker. Another way to activate a Capital One Journey credit card is by using the card issuer’s mobile app.
Your new Capital One Journey card will be ready to make purchases in just a few minutes no matter which method you use to activate it. Capital One does not have a certain time limit within which you need to activate your card, but it’s best to do it as soon as possible.
How to Activate a Capital One Journey Credit Card
- By phone: Call the phone number on the back of your card or the number on the sticker attached to the front of the card. Verify your personal information (e.g. Social Security number, card number, or phone number associated with your application) to activate your Capital One Journey credit card.
- On the website: Log in to your Capital One account (or create an account if you don’t have one) and find the activation page. Enter any required security information, including your card's 3-digit security code. Activate your Capital One Journey card as instructed.
- On mobile: Log in to the Capital One mobile app using the same credentials that you’d use to log in online. Tap the credit card activation button, then enter any security information that’s requested on the following page.
Your new Capital One Journey credit card will be available for purchases immediately after activation. If you have any trouble activating your card, Capital One customer service can always help you out. You can give them a call at the phone number on the back of your card.
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