Activating your Capital One credit card can be done online, over the phone or via their app. All of these options are safe and secure.

Here’s how to activate your Capital One credit card:

  • Online: Log into your online account on Capital One’s activation page, verify your personal information (Social Security number, address etc) to activate your card.
    If you do not have online banking setup and need to sign up, you can do so here by providing the last 6 digits of your card and your full SSN. Once complete, you’ll be able to create a username and password to access everything online.
  • By phone: Call Capital One at 1-800-227-4825. Their prompts will guide you through the process.
  • Capital One App: Open the app store for iOS or Android and Download “Capital One Mobile” app. Log in to the app using the same username and password as your online account. Once your securely logged in tap your profile, tap “Account Settings,” tap “Activate Credit Card.” You’ll need to enter the CVV Number (3 digit security code on the back of your card) to activate the card. Congratulations your card is now available to make purchases.

Once your Capital One credit card is activated, you’ll be able to make purchases right away. If you’re having any issues activating your credit card Capital One’s customer service is always waiting to help you. Their number is 1-800-227-4825.