Activate Debit Card

Make sure you have your new card's expiration date handy to activate your card.

How do I activate my debit card?

Once your new card is in hand, activation takes just minutes.

Activate your card as soon as it arrives, and you can start enjoying all it has to offer.

  1. Sign in to your account—online or on the Capital One Mobile app. (Text “MOBILE” to 80101 for a link to download).
  2. Choose the account linked to your debit card.
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  3. Look for a button to activate your card next to the debit card delivery tracker online, or below your account balance in the mobile app.
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  4. Select “Activate Your Card” and follow the steps shown. You may be asked to set a PIN to complete the activation process.

Activate your debit card now. Sign in to your account.