A Wise international debit card offers a convenient way to spend and manage your money in multiple currencies, making it an ideal choice for travelers, freelancers, and online shoppers. With the Wise debit card, you can make payments in over 200 countries and avoid excessive foreign transaction fees. In this guide, we will show you how to get your Wise international debit card.
Step 1: Set up a Wise account
If you haven’t already, sign up for a Wise account by following our guide on “How to Create a Wise Account.” Make sure your account is fully set up, including identity verification.
Step 2: Open a multi-currency account
A Wise debit card requires a multi-currency account. If you haven’t already, open a multi-currency account by following our guide on “How to Set Up a Wise Multi-Currency Account.”
Step 3: Check your eligibility for the Wise debit card
The Wise debit card is currently available to customers in eligible countries, which include most countries in the European Economic Area, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and others. Visit the Wise website to check the full list of eligible countries.
Step 4: Apply for your Wise debit card
Log in to your Wise account and navigate to the “Debit card” tab on your account dashboard. If your country is eligible, click on the “Order your card” button and follow the on-screen instructions to complete your card application. You may be asked to provide additional identification and proof of address documentation.
Step 5: Select your card delivery address
During the application process, you will be asked to provide a valid delivery address for your Wise debit card. Make sure the address is accurate to avoid delays or issues with receiving your card.
Step 6: Pay for your Wise debit card
Depending on your location, there may be a small one-time fee to cover the cost of your card and shipping. You can pay this fee using your Wise multi-currency account balance or via an alternative payment method.
Step 7: Activate your Wise debit card
Once you receive your Wise debit card in the mail, you’ll need to activate it. Log in to your Wise account, go to the “Debit card” tab, and follow the instructions to activate your card. You will also be asked to set a PIN for your card.
Step 8: Start using your Wise debit card
With your Wise debit card activated, you can now use it for international payments, online shopping, and ATM withdrawals. The card automatically converts your balance to the local currency at the real exchange rate, helping you save on foreign transaction fees.